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Zareie E, Bahramsoltani R, Heidari P, Shirbeigi L. The pathogenesis and natural remedies for vitiligo in view point of Iranian Traditional Medicine. jdc. 2017; 8 (2) :111-119
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5256-en.html
1- Department of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , l-shirbeigi@sina.tums.ac.ir
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Vitiligo is a common disorder in skin pigmentation and has an important role in patient’s quality of life. It may also cause severe emotional stress which makes its treatment necessary. As conventional therapeutic strategies are ineffective, there is an increasing tendency to use complementary medicine in the management of vitiligo. This article has been written with the aim of describing Iranian Traditional Medicine (ITM) approach to vitiligo mechanisms, prognosis and natural therapeutics. It is a product of a library study in the main ITM references and also related articles using mentioned keywords.

According to ITM text books human body consists of four substantial humors, each has a very specific quality and quantity. Any excess or deficit of these humors may result in different disorders. Changing in phlegm humor and also improper function of “expulsive faculty” are the main causes of vitiligo from the viewpoint of ITM.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/25 | Accepted: 2017/10/25 | Published: 2017/10/25

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