My 15 year old son started to get white patches on his skin on the upper front and back torso in Feb 2007. The Dr. in NJ (USA) diagnosed him with vitiligo and said there was nothing that can be done...

I tried applying steroid cream on patches per Dr. but it did not help. Please let me know if there is any special pranayam or diet or treatment that can cure him. Thank you!

 

Vitiligo, is a disease where mostly the symptoms are white patches on the skin, usually in the area which is exposed to sun. It is a disease usually is understood as an autoimmune disease, meaning your own body's immune system is attacking its own self, in this case the cells which make the pigments. Mostly people get shy and depressed as the disease spreads, a dermetologist usually will prescribe the steroids and later UVA or UVB light treatments with other medications can be tried. But if you can convince your son to do these 7 pranayams along with what ever treatments you are doing that could arrest the progression of the disease and may be even reverse the disease. To learn these either find a teacher or get a DVD in english explaining how pranayama works and how to do it. We have 3 DVD,s which can be useful. But he will have to do the pranayam apx 1 hour to see the results, as he is only 15 years old chances are more of improvement.