Holistic treatment for psoriasis can be highly effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. In addition, the side effects of herbal treatment are minimal (rarely being more serious than loose stools).
The #1 reason people choose holistic medicine is that, in the majority of cases, it works. Healing from the inside-out is the only way to address the individual causes of each person’s psoriasis.
Many people seek out holistic options because they don’t want to start western medications, they don’t like how they feel while taking them, or they haven’t worked for them. Western treatment may include topical steroids, phototherapy, systemic medications and/or biologic drugs, some of which can have serious and lasting side effects. Biologics and systemic medications can commonly increase the risk of infection, cause hair loss, light sensitivity and depression. Certain systemic medications can cause severe birth defects. Many people hesitate to take these medications due to the potential for serious side effects include liver damage, certain types or cancer, and blood disorders (although these side effects are very rare).