Vitiligo (pron.: //) is a condition that causes de pigmentation of sections of skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but research suggests that it may arise from autoimmune, genetic, oxidative stress, neural, or viral causes. The incidence worldwide is less than 1%. The most common form is non-segmental vitiligo, which tends to appear in symmetric patches, sometimes over large areas of the body.
However cause of Vitiligo could be improper hygiene, inappropriate food combinations, regular junk food intake, insecticide/pesticide treated green vegetable intake regularly, past history of Jaundice or Typhoid fever, harsh Antibiotic use etc. One important cause of Vitiligo could be sudden emotional trauma, stress. Due to one reason or all reasons toxin substance is formed inside human body which disturbs the human Immune system and the disturbed immunity system reaches to the condition of Autoimmunity (a condition in which immune system of body destroys its own cells & tissues). This Autoimmunity is the basic important reason of Vitiligo according to Ayurvedic as well as Allopathic system of medicine.
Mercury represents a subtle and sharp mind, intellect and well defined logic. A person influenced by Mercury will be interested in knowing the occult sciences also. And most importantly, it represents ths skin of the individual. The nature of the disease in a person may vary depending upon the nature of the planet afflicting Mercury. It is a well known astrological fact that Saturn is a slow moving planet and causes chronic diseases that are difficult to cure and carry on for a long period of time. Similarly Mars is a fiery planet and is known for its violent behavior. Therefore the troubles caused by Mars come on suddenly and are very forceful in nature. Rahu is a slain demon without any body of its own and therefore the problems it causes are also similar in nature, which cause a lot of anxiety but have no substance. Moon is a watery planet and represents fluids in the body. It is also a fast moving planet and a changeable one as its shape and size changes everyday. Keeping the nature of these planets in mind is important in getting to understand the diseases that a person may be troubled with. In case Saturn afflicts the mercury of a person, he can be prone to chronic skin troubles which are difficult to cure and keep progressing slowly despite the best possible treatments. In case mars afflicts such a mercury, there are often violent and sudden aggravation and patients often see long periods of remission when they are not at all troubled by any disease. It is only occasionally that the disease surfaces and it happens quite suddenly and violently. In case Rahu affects Mercury, the disease is often difficult to diagnose and the patient is often at a loss to understand what afflicts him or her. Such people are also often prone to sudden outbreaks or episodes of diseases. The involvement of Moon in such cases leads to the formation of pus or in cases of eczema, there is often oozing of discharges. This is known as wet eczema. In cases where there is involvement of Ketu, one often sees infections and allergic reactions to different antigens.
- Leucoderma Moon, Sun and a malefic posited in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces gives the problem of leucoderma
- Moon, Venus and a malefic planet placed in a movable sign causes leucoderma
- Mars and Saturn posited in 2nd/12th house, Moon in ascendant, and Sun is placed in 7th house
- Rahu, Sun, Mars/Saturn associated with Moon and Mercury/ ascendant
- A malefic planet in Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces may cause white patches on the body
- Ascendant posited in 8th house associated /aspected by malefic, chances of having white patches increases
- Moon in ascendant hammed between two malefic planets posited in 2nd and 12th
- Moon, Mars and Saturn together placed in Aries/Taurus
Sixth lord saturn aspects the Mercury the chief significator of skin diseases ,debilated and combust Mars aspects the moon with 4th aspect ,Mercury here is lord of lagna or physical body here ,in navamsa saturn is conjuct mercury and lagan rashi virgo is placed in 6th house ( the disease Karak house),The child was detected to have vitiligo in 2004 in the Maha dasha of Jupiter ( the panet of expansion) here it is malefic and badhak as it owns two kendras and antar dasha of moon the dispositor of jupiter +Sun +Mars,moon is aspected by debilated mars.