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Integrative medicine treatment for Vitiligo

At Institute of Applied Dermatology vitiligo is treated with an Integrative treatment protocol.

We have treated more than 700 vitiligo patients from different parts of the country and abroad and managed it efficiently.

Integrative treatment protocol for Vitiligo at IAD includes Counselling and Information about the disease and treatment, Consultation by Dermatologist, Ayurveda and Homeopathic consultation. Diet evaluation and recommendation with Integrative dietician. Yoga protocol specially formulated for vitiligo is also included and coached.

The multisystem doctors evaluate the patients based on their respective science, so as to conclude on cause, pattern of the disease.

The integrative medicine treatment is pivoted on Allopathic disease pattern, outcome, medicine and patient safety measures are from biomedicine .Ayurveda has proven treatment methods mentioned in classical texts. Ayurveda describes 16 categories of clinical guidelines, which are holistic and includes those specific to Vitiligo. Drugs to treat Vitiligo are selected by vikruthi, identified through sthaneeya vikruthi table, for each and relevant medications are prescribed. Homeopathic care in our Integrative treatment protocol mainly focuses on Totality of Symptoms and manages stress factor and its associated complaints of patients. Homoeopathy focuses on controlling the mental symptoms, cravings, desires, aversions and co morbidities

Integrative Diet evaluation:Diet recommendation explains food and lifestyle modification suitable to the disease cure. The pattern and quantity of food intake and the digestion process is analyzed by a dietician through 24 hour recall method, which follows the diet recommendation. Regulating and adjusting the constituents of the food, restricting the 17 types of incompatible food patterns are the considerations while recommending the diet for vitiligo patients. The food is considered to be incompatible when it is against patients digestion process. Homeopathy physician assesses a patient focusing on desires, aversions and cravings in food.

Yoga protocol is specially formulated to aid in the treatment protocol of vitiligo. Yoga calms the mind and helps in stress management.

The steps of consultation at IAD include,

  • Initial counselling and information on treatment protocol by a nurse counselor
  • Consultation and Examination by Ayurvedic, Allopathic and Homoeopathic doctors
  • Integrative diet evaluation
  • Woods lamp investigation to assess the extent of the disease
  • Laboratory investigations (Biochemistry , lipid profile, LFT,RFT and urine examination)
  • Photo documentation with the consent of the patient
  • Training on yoga protocol if indicated.

Other Information

We have managed over 700 patients using integrative medicine treatment and observed good repigmentation in those who are adherent to the integrative treatment regimen. Treatment compliance is an important aspect in vitiligo treatment.

The integrative medicine treatment for vitiligo at IAD is delivered as an Out Patient based care and hospitalization is not required.

Patients who wish to take the integrative medicine treatment for Vitiligo at IAD are advised to fix an appointment either through email (iadorg@gmail.com )or phone call at 04994 240862/240863.