I am not a dermatologist, but a general physician. I see psoriasis as an "inside out disease" which is a different view from ordinary dermatologist's.
Although we know this sounds strange to dermatologists, the main cause of psoriasis is two or three kinds of viruses. Those viruses attack the patient's abnormal variants of genes connected with the onset of psoriasis. And the immune system gets out of order. Therefore immunosuppressant drugs such as Methotrexate or Cyclosporine alleviate psoriasis very much. We don't know yet the viruses, but we infer the viruses are not so special viruses. Rather, we may be familiar with them. But we still don't know how those viruses can trigger the onset of psoriasis. But in any cases, they trigger psoriasis when the patients are under stress. Especially mental stress aggravates psoriasis, as is often the case with any diseases.
So, we must eradicate the virus first and modulate the immune system by medicines that have the least side effects. The following two medicines are very important. And the side effects of them are minimal compared with immunosuppressants or biologics.
Erythromycin (Erythrocin® 200 mg)
Erythromycin is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. I tried many kinds of antibiotics. But Erythromycin is really good medicine. Theoretically antibiotics is effective against bacteria, but not against virus. Against virus, only anti-viral medicine such as Tamiful against influenza should be effective. But Erythromycin seems to be effective against virus, too, actually. Theory is not reality. Many medicines are effective theoretically, but not effective in realty. Erythromycin is not effective against virus theoretically, but it is effective in realty. When I travel oversea by long international flight, I always take Erythromycin since 2 days prior to the flight to prevent bacterial and viral infections. And it does work.
How to take ; 4 tablets/day --- Morning 2 tablets, Evening 2 tablets. But the way of taking is unusual. Please take them as follows.
For 4 days take 4 tablets everyday. And the following 3 days, don't take any tablets. And the next 4 days take 4 tablets everyday, and don't take any tablets for the 3 days. For example, you begin 4 tablets on Sunday. Then on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, you should take 4 tablets everyday.
And on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, you should not take any tablets. Then, the next Sunday to Wednesday, take 4 tablets everyday. And on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, you should not take any tablets. --- repeat this cycle for 12 weeks (almost 3 months). *If you are allergic to Macrolides, please don't take this antibiotic.
Cepharanthine ( Cepharanthin® 1 mg)
Cepharanthine is an alkaloid extracted from the plant "Stephania cepharantha Hayata". Cepharanthin® is a rather "obscure" medicine in Japan. It is used only for Alopecia areata and Leukopenia due to radiation therapy for cancers.
Because it is cheap, doctors are not so interested in prescribing it. (Doctors prefer expensive drugs for business!!). And Cepharanthine is getting been forgotten. But we find it is effective for various kinds of diseases. Not only for psoriasis, but also, for example, Multiple Sclerosis, Ulcerative Colitis, Hypothyroidism, Tuberculosis, etc. though we don't know its precise mechanism. Now only one Japanese company produces Cepharanthin. I do hope the company continues its production.
How to take : 3 to 4 tablets/day. Usually you must continue for 3 months. Its side effect is very few. Compared with biologics such as Stelara or immunosuppressants such as MTX, its side effects are almost zero.
How to take these 2 medicines;
First one month, take only Cepharanthine.
Second one month, take Cepharanthine and Erythromycin
Third one month, take Cepharanthine and Erythromycin
Forth one month, only Erythromycin
From the 3rd month, you begin to take natural supplements that I recommend later in this page.
The ingredients of the ointments.
PS(1) : difluprednate, clofibrate, jojoba oil, vegetable squalene, lanolin hydrous, macadamia nut oil, fermented extract of leaves of shell ginger, fine powder of 5 stones that emit infrared rays
MAS(1): difluprednate and clobetasol propionate, licorice oil, moringa oil, macadamia nut oil, fermented extract of leaves of shell ginger, vitamin B1, B2, B12, alpha lipoic acid, fine powder of 5 stones that emit infrared rays.
MA(1) : triamcinolone acetonide and clobetasol propionate, moringa oil, macadamia nut oil, vitamin B1, B2, B12, alpha lipoic acid, fermented extract of leaves of shell ginger, fine powder of 5 stones that emit infrared rays.
Although these 3 ointments contain steroidal hormone (corticosteroid), the side effects are really minimal compared to ordinary steroidal ointments.
Thanks to the infrared rays emitted from the fine powder of 5 stones in the ointments your skin is healed quickly. Other than our ointments you cannot find any ointments that emit infrared rays. Having treated more than 40,000 patients with various kinds of skin diseases, we created the formula of our ointments. It took us 15 years to complete them. Our ointments can cure many kinds of difficult eczema due to psoriasis, PPP (pustulosis palmaris et plantaris), atopic dermatitis, nodular prurigo, etc. If our ointments cannot cure the eczema, it is due to fungus, or serious malignancy such as mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma).
Both PS(1) and MAS(1) are effective for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. But the efficacy seems to depend upon race, climate,foods. For some people with fair and thin skin MAS(1) is more effective. Therefore first I prescribe both PS(1) and MAS(1) and let the patients compare the efficacy for a week. For example, put PS(1) on the lesion of the left side of the body and put MAS(1) on the lesion of the right side of the body. Put the ointment twice a day for a week. Then, you know which is more effective for your case.
For the treatment of guttate psoriasis MA(1) is recommended.
You have now cured psoriasis by the two medicines and our ointment within 4 months. But you should not stop the treatment. You need "Maintenance Therapy" like the case of treatment of leukemia. You should heal your inside problems. But not by chemotherapy. You can prevent the relapse of psoriasis by the following safe natural supplements. From the top, in an important order, I write the essential supplements.
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