- by Dr Chaithanya KS
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- Aug 24 2017
WHY PSORIASIS GETS AGGRAVATED IN WINTER?
Many of you who are suffering from Psoriasis might have observed that during winter the Psoriasis symptoms start appearing (especially new onset) and during the summer it subsides naturally. Though the initial appearance and disappearance are only a pre- warning symptoms which suggest that one should take appropriate measures to correct oneself. But many will ignore this condition thinking that it’s just a skin condition or else some consult doctors and take medication so that symptoms will disappear. The real reason for this is fascinating to know.
As these changes occur according to the season we should analyze the effect of this on the body. Harmonious Tridoshas in the body is the key factor to being healthy. These doshas will get impaired by many reasons like food, lifestyle etc…. In the same way, external environment also plays a very vital role in changing the doshas in the body. In Ayurveda, the relation between doshas and the seasonal changes are elaborately explained in Dinacharya and Rutucharya.
As it’s mentioned during the cold season, there will be a predominance of Sheeta (coldness) and Rookshata (dryness) by nature. So these qualities of the season will increase the similar qualities in the body also gets increases spontaneously. Everyone can notice this by simple observation at their own skin itself. Ayurveda says that similar things will increase similar things. So changes in nature will definitely aggravate the doshas which have these qualities.
Now let us have a look which doshas have the qualities of Dryness and Cold.
The qualities of Vata are:
tatra ru?ks?o laghu: s?i?ta: khara: su?ks?mas?calo’nila: || -AHS
- Rooksha – Dryness
- Laghu – Lightness
- Sheeta – Coldness
- Khara – Roughness
- Sookshma – Minuteness
- Chala – Movement
These are the qualities of Vata.
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