A 59-year-old man suffering from severe psoriasis for the past 20 years was seen on 11 June 2014. The skin on his legs was dark, thick and scaly; this caused him much distress. He had been prescribed steroid creams, which he used regularly without much benefit. The patient also was being treated for type 2 diabetes for the past 12 years but the condition was not well controlled with his oral allopathic medication (Metformin and Gliclazide). In addition, for the past 1½ years, he had been suffering from watery eyes. He had been using eye drops forthis, but the condition had not resolved. Patient was not on any medication apart from the allopathic medication for the diabetes.
He was treated with the following combos:
#1. CC21.1 Skin tonic + CC21.2 Skin infections + CC21.3 Skin allergies + CC21.6 Eczema + CC21.10 Psoriasis…QDS for one month, then TDS. In addition, for external application on the skin, the same combo in extra-virgin olive oil was to be applied in the morning and throughout the day as needed for itching.
#2. CC6.3 Diabetes + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC12.1 Adult tonic + CC13.1 Kidney & Bladder tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic…QDS for one month, then TDS
For watery eyes:
#3. CC7.1 Eye tonic + CC7.3 Eye infections + CC7.4 Eye defects…QDS for a month, then TDS
The patient was advised about the importance of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes, and the importance of minimising stress as it can trigger a flare-up in psoriasis.
After six weeks’ treatment, the patient reported improvements in all symptoms and the dosages were adjusted as follows:
- The psoriasis was improved by 30%. #1 was continued TDS.
- His diabetes was now well controlled with #2 along with his oral allopathic medication. #2 was continued TDS.
- He had 100% improvement in his eyes, which were no longer watering. #3 was reduced to BD for a week, then OD for another week before stopping.
The psoriasis condition continued to resolve with continued treatment. After three months, the patient reported 50% improvement and at the end of nine months (March 2015), 70% improvement. The thickening of the skin and pigmentation were very much reduced, and skin was reverting back to its normal colour.
When seen on 10 October 2015, the patient reported 95% improvement in psoriasis. The skin appeared almost normal with no thickening or darkness. His diabetes remained well controlled.
As of October 2015, the grateful patient continues to take #1 BD and uses it for external application as needed. He continues to take #2 TDS.