Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies for Psoriasis
Indigo naturalis, curcumin, dietary modification, fish oil, meditation, and acupuncture have the most robust evidence of efficacy in the treatment of plaque psoriasis.
These are the results of the systematic review of 57 trials and 3 meta-analyzes of complementary and alternative medicine therapies for plaque psoriasis.
The review was carried out by A. Caresse Gamret; Alexandra Price, MD; Raymond M. Fertig, MD;Hadar Lev-Tov, MD; Anna J. Nichols, MD, PhD
Indigo naturalis, also known as Qing dai, is a herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine.It is extracted from the leaves of specific plants including, Indigofera tinctoria, Baphieacanthuscusia, Isatis tinctoria, Polygonum tinctorium, and Isatis indigotica.
Conclusions from the study were published in JAMA Dermatology .
Up to 51% of patients with psoriasis report the use of complementary and alternative medicine in their treatment regimen, although it is unclear which CAM therapies are effective for the treatment of psoriasis.