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2024, Vol. 8 Issue 2, Part A
Homeopathy adds colour to life and skin: Constitutional homeopathy in childhood vitiligo - a retrospective study
Author(s): Dr. Sejal Parekar
Abstract:
Vitiligo is a multifactorial polygenic disorder with complex pathogenesis, characterized by the absence of functional melanocytes in the skin leading to depigmentation. Current conventional treatments often come with long-term side effects, prompting an exploration of alternative therapies such as homeopathy. This retrospective case study investigated the effectiveness of homeopathic constitutional treatment in 30 childhood vitiligo cases aged 1 to 12 years, with various types of vitiligo. Patients underwent individualized homeopathic prescriptions based on standard case-taking formats and were monitored for six months or more. Objective parameters such as repigmentation, spread cessation, and recurrence were assessed along with patient compliance. Results showed that 63% of patients experienced marked improvement, 23% achieved stability, and 14% showed no change. Treatments primarily included Tuberculinum, Calc carb, Calc sulp, Calc phos, and Nat mur, with positive responses particularly in cases with a family history of autoimmune conditions. Patient compliance was high, with over 85% of children hopeful and 90% of families experiencing reduced financial burden and anxiety. Statistical analysis revealed significant improvements without the need for separate control groups. This study concludes that homeopathic treatment, when tailored appropriately, can effectively manage childhood vitiligo regardless of various factors, leading to enhanced self-esteem and overall well-being.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sejal Parekar. Homeopathy adds colour to life and skin: Constitutional homeopathy in childhood vitiligo - a retrospective study. Int J Hom Sci 2024;8(2):14-16. DOI: 10.33545/26164485.2024.v8.i2a.1113
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