AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF KITIBHA KUSHTA - A CASE REPORT
Skin being the largest organ of the body is the reason behind the beauty and the cause for confidence. WHO has classified skin diseases a Psycho-cutaneous disease. This emphasizes on the relation between skin and psyche. Hence skin ailments are given high priority by any victim. 10 - 15% of the OPD patients for any practitioner will comprise of cosmetology related patients. Skin diseases are commonly observed due to altered lifestyle; lack of physical exercise, poor hygiene, mental stress and improper food habits. All the skin disorders in Ayurveda have been discussed under the broad heading of Kushta. Kushta is being further divided into Maha Kushta and Kshudra Kushta. Kitibha Kushta is one of the Kshudra Kushta, disorder which is commonly encountered in today’s clinical practice. Here, Tridoshas, Rasa, Rakta and Mamsa Dhatu are affected. Kitibha Kushta is a disease mainly affecting the beauty of the subject, thus its management would be challenging task.
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