The Tantra Yukti (unwritten wisdom) of Kushta Roga - Dr. Sathyajith Kadkol
The Tantrayukti (unwritten wisdom) of Kustha-roga (Skin Diseases)
Abstract: Kustha roga are often stubborn and recur. Because the skin represents all tissue layers and reflect the health of a cross-section of the 7 dhatus, it is important to begin healing skin diseases by assessing the mind, the gut and the skin and treating all simultaneously. Assessment of old injuries that may have altered the tissue metabolism, or current issues in the diet or lifestyle impact the healing of skin diseases. Recurring diseases reflect the gut and sometimes very old wounds or imbalances that require deep cleaning through pancakarma or treatments unconventional to mainstream medicine. What is not written explicitly in the text (tantrayukti) is the deep role of incompatible combinations of ahara-vihara-aushadham (diet-lifestyle-medicines) in aggravating all doshas to create skin illnesses.