ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, ACNE
Three main skin conditions which present in our clients are eczema, psoriasis and acne. Although the appearances of these conditions can be quite different, a lot of the times, the main cause is very much the same.
In Eastern medicine, the skin has a crucial role to release toxins circulating inside the body to the outside through our pores. Our other main orifices such as our mouth, nose and rectum may do similar things, but our skin covers our entire body, hence it is quite efficient to release unwanted substances through this way. So you could say it is a disorder of the skin, but it starts at a deeper level than this.
Our stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine and large intestine are responsible for all the internal work of separating nutrients and waste from substances that enter our body. However, these days, we are loaded with a lot more toxins through our environment, our diet and lifestyle for a variety of reasons. This places a lot of pressure on the body and the organs to process the amount of toxins, and they start to build up inside instead of being released because the body is weakened by harmful wastes and toxins, and cannot process it as efficiently.
The skin is doing its job to release these toxins through the pores, but the body starts to get weaker and weaker. Other internal diseases arise and often there are a lot of digestive issues and hormonal imbalance, the immune system is not as strong as it could be so patients are getting sick.
Standard medications can be great at mitigating symptoms instantly, but they do not boost the body's own healing functions. Blocking off signals and inflammatory responses allow toxins to remain on the skin and inside the body rather than being released. This can be the start of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Steroid creams are often used for treatment of these types of skin conditions. Some people are relieved after using the creams, but most will find the dosage needs to be continually increased as time goes along because the body grows resistant to the function of stopping a part of the inflammation and irritation. Many will also experience a more severe flare-up or break-out when trying to decrease or completely stop medications such as antibiotics and steroid creams, because they are there to mask the symptoms.
Skin treatments at Healing Tree begin with the patient's determination to get better from the root, correct their lifestyle and diet accordingly, and receiving regular treatments until there is a big progress with the condition. We offer acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle advice to speed up the process as much as possible.
Common types of skin conditions include:
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