Role of homoeopathic therapy in vitiligo
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease. It is not life threatening disease but it affects the individual psychologically and causes low self-confidence and depression. Recently Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has conducted multicentric open clinical study. For the study 432 patients of all age groups suffering from vitiligo were enrolled, with the aim to access the effectiveness of homoeopathy for the management of vitiligo. Out of 432 patients 169 patients completed 2 years follow up and were considered for the analysis. Mode of prescription was based on the totality of symptoms and repertorization. Cases were analyzed on the basis of Vitiligo Symptom Score (VSS) and photographs of the patients. Statistical method of SPSS version 20 was used for the analysis of result. Changes were found to be statistically significant in the mean VSS value after 6 months treatment. Sulphur (n = 27), Arsenicum album (n = 19), Phosphorus (n = 19), and Lycopodium clavatum (n = 10) were the most commonly indicated and useful medicines. Result shows that homoeopathic treatment was beneficial in relieving vitiligo in varying degrees in 126 patients, out of which 4 (2.94%) cases showed marked improvement, 15 (11.03%) cases showed moderate improvement, 77 (56.62%) cases showed mild improvement, and 30 patients although improved, fell in the category of not significant improvement group (below 25% improvement). From the above study it can be concluded that Homeopathic therapy is more beneficial than conventional mode of treatment.
Reference: PS Chakraborty, Subhash Kaushik, LipipushpaDebata, Bhola Ram, Ravi Kumar, Mahesh Shah, DK Jha, Dubashi Ramesh, Maya Padmanabhan, C Nayak, Vikram Singh, A multicentric observational study to evaluate the role of homoeopathic therapy in vitiligo, Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy, Year : 2015 , Volume : 9, Issue : 3, Page : 167-175.
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