My Blog


Skin Conditions.....more than just skin deep

Posted on 28 March, 2016 at 7:13

Skin complaints are among the commonest conditions to find their way to me for treatment.
Although skin conditions present themselves in many ways with many different labels, it is always important to treat the person with the complaint rather than the complaint itself. In this way it is possible to avoid artificially restricting the search for the cause and the subsequent solution.
     In many cases there will be an internal toxic element to the overall condition. Even in some cases of contact dermatitis, where a caustic factor is not involved, extreme toxicity can lead to a heightened sensitivity in the skin as well as the mucous membranes.
     The skin often takes on a detoxifying role when the other means of expulsion have been overloaded. In such an instance it is vital to review the health of these systems and to gently tone them into action before any serious detoxification gets under-way.
Essentially there are four main means for ridding the body of toxins and metabolic waste; the bowels, the kidneys, the lungs and the skin. Moreover, a healthy liver is needed to breakdown toxins and other substances in the body.
In women there is the fifth possibility of the menstruation as a means of cleansing the body. However, this is only fully active, mostly being signified by a variety of symptoms just before or around the onset of bleeding, when the other means of expulsion are under par.
     It is in fact the bowels and the kidneys that take on the lions share of this process. When these means are overloaded or under-functioning they will look elsewhere to other means to burden some of the load. For example, a bout of constipation may precipitate the onset of a catarrhal state. Overloaded kidneys may lead to an increase in persperation, without activity, that is offensive in its smell.
     Emotional considerations play a significant role in the outbreak of skin conditions and in the treating of them.
     Although emotional disturbances can influence the general state of the systems resulting in poor metabolic function, they also have a significant impact on sympathetic/parasympathetic balance. It is well documented that both acute and chronic states of stress can act as a catalyst for the onset of a skin manifestation. In such instances of stress the autonomic nervous system switches into Sympathetic mode, which controls the Fight of Flight mechanism. The body gears up for maximum function and in the process any redundant substances are expelled, quite radically in some cases, from the body. In many cases this takes the form of skin manifestations, but in extreme acute cases it can express itself through deification, urination or vomiting. In simple terms it is a process similar to that seen in the old suspense films. To gain advantage in a chase the crew of some vehicle or vessel begin to throw all non-essential items overboard, thus maximising performance.
On another level it is important to consider the emotional impact that the healing process of skin conditions can have on the patient.
     Skin is our first point of interface with the world, the quality of which plays a large role in our society with respect to how we are perceived and judged. This is especially poinient when the condition appears on the face.
We are conditioned to believe, by the teachings of modern medicine, that the condition should simply go away. This is usually achieved by the use of powerful drugs that suppress the body's attempt to detoxify itself. In the short term this seems favourable in contrast to the natural rhythms of healing that dictate the condition will get worse before it gets better. However, these pharmaceuticals do not address the underlying problem and cannot offer a cure. The individual is ever dependant on them to manage the condition. The long term use of such remedies as steroid cream can come at a cost. One such side effect is the thinning of the skin.
      As a holistic practitioner, it is my experience that when you take on a case you are seldom treating the patient alone. Consideration must be given for the other people in the patient's life and what impact they will have on treatment. This is particularly evident in skin cases as the condition, finally freeing itself of the suppressive effects of the orthodox treatments, begins to express itself fully. Patients need all of their energy to deal with this development. However, they sometimes find themselves expending much of it defending the natural pattern of healing before family members and friends.

     I remember the case of a woman in her mid- thirties who came to me with a small skin condition across the knuckles of one hand. She had been living with the condition since she was about 8 years old. Apart from a slight nervous disposition, the cause of the problem was not immediately obvious until I did some deeper investigating. Subsequently, it became clear that past generations had been involved in the tanning industry and later in some other form of industry involving chemicals. The patient was exhibiting a taint that was being carried down through the family.
     We started commencement of treatment and true to form the condition got “worse”, progressing up the hand to the writs and, at the height of its expression, across to the other hand. It was at about this point that her husband decried me as a quack....and suggested that she go to a “proper” doctor for some treatment. The woman herself understood what was to be expected however under the barrage of pressure at home, and to regain some peace, she gave in to these demands.
     I arrived at work on a Monday morning only to receive a message from the patient saying that she was sorry, but she would no longer be coming for treatment. I was about to let it go....except that I knew she was right at the point when things were about to turn around.
     I picked up the phone and called her. I said, because I knew the condition was about to turn....and because I believed in what I did, I would treat her for free. Oddly enough, now that the treatment was not costing anything, the husband who was so concerned for her welfare seemed easily satisfied to give me a couple more months.
Right on queue, the condition began to improve. New expressions were intense but short lived, so there was finally a chance for the skin to begin to heal.
     In time we resolved the condition. The woman insisted on paying me for all the outstanding treatments and brought along two children, the next generation to carry this taint, with skin conditions to resolve. Which we did.
     It is possible to lessen the impact on the skin, to some degree, by restoring the main means of expulsion to full function. However, some of the process will have to be worked out through the skin itself. This can be quite frightening to witness, especially if it is a parent watching their child go through it. All that can be offered is the reassurance that comes of experience. When you are in the middle of this process it can seem quite a burden to bear....but like giving birth, so I am told, the toil of the event is far overshadowed by the great joy of the end result.

(The images on these pages represent a scald I sustained and treated with herbal medicine. The last picture is recent, however this stage of healing was already achieved a few months into the process )

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply Ecchymosis
6:22 on 14 June, 2018 
People usually ignore skin issues like ecchymosis, but have you ever thought that it might be a symptom of serious diseases like lung cancer, multiple myeloma, or liver cirrhosis? Therefore, it is advisable to seek medical advice if you notice bluish or reddish patches on the skin more often.
Reply yeezy shoes
22:18 on 6 January, 2022 
I simply had to appreciate you once again. I do not know what I could possibly have worked on without those information contributed by you about such a field. This has been the frightful problem in my circumstances, nevertheless witnessing your expert way you managed it took me to weep over joy. I'm just happy for this guidance and as well , hope that you really know what a powerful job you were carrying out teaching the others by way of your web site. Most likely you have never come across all of us.
yeezy shoes
Reply yeezy 350
22:18 on 6 January, 2022 
Thanks for your whole hard work on this web page. Gloria really likes managing research and it's really obvious why. Most of us hear all relating to the lively ways you convey precious ideas on this blog and in addition strongly encourage contribution from people about this concept while my simple princess is always understanding a lot of things. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You have been performing a stunning job.
yeezy 350
Reply yeezy 350
22:20 on 6 January, 2022 
I'm also writing to let you know of the impressive encounter my friend's child encountered visiting your web page. She came to find plenty of details, not to mention how it is like to possess a marvelous teaching mindset to have other people without difficulty know precisely selected hard to do things. You truly exceeded our own expected results. I appreciate you for delivering such precious, trusted, revealing as well as fun tips on this topic to Kate.
yeezy 350
Reply jordan 12
3:40 on 8 January, 2022 
I as well as my friends were actually going through the great advice located on your web page and then at once came up with a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to the web blog owner for them. My men had been absolutely passionate to read them and have now seriously been loving those things. Thank you for being really kind and for selecting such beneficial resources most people are really desperate to learn about. My personal honest regret for not expressing appreciation to sooner.
jordan 12
Reply kd 12
3:41 on 8 January, 2022 
Thank you for all your hard work on this site. My niece take interest in participating in investigation and it is simple to grasp why. Most of us know all of the lively medium you give powerful tips and tricks on the website and attract participation from some other people on that theme and our own simple princess is certainly being taught a lot of things. Take advantage of the rest of the year. You have been conducting a fantastic job.
kd 12
Reply jordan 4
3:41 on 8 January, 2022 
I really wanted to construct a quick comment to be able to appreciate you for the amazing ideas you are posting on this site. My prolonged internet research has finally been compensated with pleasant content to talk about with my close friends. I 'd express that we readers actually are truly blessed to live in a fine website with very many outstanding people with great strategies. I feel truly grateful to have encountered your web page and look forward to so many more brilliant times reading here. Thanks a lot once more for a lot of things.
jordan 4
Reply supreme
3:41 on 8 January, 2022 
My husband and i ended up being very more than happy when Peter could do his web research via the precious recommendations he grabbed from your own web pages. It is now and again perplexing to simply choose to be offering tactics that people today may have been selling. And we all fully understand we have got the website owner to appreciate because of that. The specific illustrations you have made, the simple blog menu, the relationships your site make it easier to engender - it is all wonderful, and it is leading our son in addition to the family feel that this subject matter is amusing, and that's pretty vital. Thanks for all!
Reply golden goose sale
3:42 on 8 January, 2022 
I have to show my respect for your kind-heartedness giving support to women who require assistance with this study. Your real commitment to getting the solution along turned out to be certainly beneficial and have continuously helped associates much like me to realize their objectives. Your own valuable tips and hints implies much a person like me and even further to my fellow workers. Regards; from all of us.
golden goose sale
Reply curry 7
3:43 on 8 January, 2022 
I intended to put you the bit of word to be able to thank you very much once again for your personal amazing tips you have discussed at this time. It is unbelievably open-handed of people like you to offer unreservedly exactly what many individuals could possibly have offered for sale as an e book to help with making some bucks for themselves, certainly now that you might have tried it if you ever wanted. Those tips in addition acted as the good way to be aware that other people have the same zeal like my personal own to know a whole lot more on the topic of this condition. Certainly there are millions of more fun opportunities ahead for individuals who discover your blog.
curry 7
Reply off white jordan 1
3:43 on 8 January, 2022 
I and my friends have been checking the great things located on the blog and so all of the sudden got an awful suspicion I never thanked the blog owner for those strategies. Most of the guys were definitely warmed to study them and have now simply been having fun with these things. Appreciation for being well considerate and then for finding variety of decent tips most people are really desirous to be aware of. My very own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to earlier.
off white jordan 1
Reply hermes handbags
3:43 on 8 January, 2022 
I precisely wanted to say thanks yet again. I do not know the things that I would've handled in the absence of the aspects contributed by you about that subject matter. It had become a real fearsome setting for me, nevertheless seeing a specialised manner you handled that forced me to leap with fulfillment. I am grateful for this guidance and as well , hope that you are aware of a great job you're undertaking training the others with the aid of a site. Probably you haven't encountered any of us.
hermes handbags
Reply moncler outlet
9:52 on 9 January, 2022 
I simply wished to appreciate you once more. I do not know the things I would've accomplished without the pointers revealed by you regarding that area. This was an absolute troublesome condition in my circumstances, nevertheless observing a well-written approach you treated that took me to weep with happiness. Now i'm grateful for your help and sincerely hope you recognize what an amazing job that you're providing teaching the rest with the aid of your blog. I am sure you have never encountered any of us.
moncler outlet
Reply alexander mcqueen
9:53 on 9 January, 2022 
I must get across my passion for your kindness supporting persons who require help on in this matter. Your real dedication to passing the message throughout ended up being rather informative and have truly allowed guys just like me to get to their aims. Your own warm and friendly tips and hints can mean this much to me and a whole lot more to my fellow workers. Warm regards; from everyone of us.
alexander mcqueen
Reply golden goose outlet
9:53 on 9 January, 2022 
I wish to show thanks to the writer for bailing me out of such a problem. Because of exploring throughout the internet and getting solutions which are not beneficial, I figured my entire life was done. Existing without the presence of answers to the difficulties you've solved as a result of this posting is a critical case, and ones which may have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I had not come across your blog. Your mastery and kindness in controlling the whole lot was invaluable. I don't know what I would've done if I hadn't come across such a subject like this. I can at this time look forward to my future. Thanks for your time very much for this reliable and effective help. I will not think twice to endorse the sites to anyone who should have recommendations on this subject matter.
golden goose outlet
Reply kobe shoes
9:54 on 9 January, 2022 
I simply wished to thank you very much yet again. I am not sure what I might have sorted out in the absence of the actual information revealed by you concerning my subject. It actually was the hard scenario in my circumstances, however , observing the very skilled way you processed that took me to weep with joy. I am just thankful for your assistance and then sincerely hope you recognize what a powerful job you have been undertaking instructing the others all through your web page. I'm certain you have never met all of us.
kobe shoes
Reply birkin bag
9:54 on 9 January, 2022 
Thank you for all of your labor on this website. My niece take interest in working on investigations and it's easy to see why. A number of us notice all regarding the lively medium you provide functional steps through this website and as well boost response from others about this article plus my child is in fact studying a lot of things. Take advantage of the rest of the new year. Your performing a splendid job.
birkin bag
Reply yeezy
9:55 on 9 January, 2022 
I'm commenting to let you be aware of of the outstanding discovery my daughter gained checking yuor web blog. She realized some issues, which include how it is like to possess an excellent coaching nature to get folks smoothly fully grasp chosen tortuous topics. You actually surpassed our own expectations. Many thanks for producing these priceless, trusted, explanatory and fun guidance on your topic to Julie.
Reply moncler
16:59 on 10 January, 2022 
I enjoy you because of all your efforts on this blog. Kim take interest in setting aside time for investigation and it's really obvious why. Most of us know all of the compelling tactic you make worthwhile steps on the blog and therefore encourage participation from people on the subject then our favorite child is undoubtedly learning a lot. Take advantage of the remaining portion of the year. You're doing a wonderful job.
Reply supreme hoodie
17:02 on 10 January, 2022 
I must show some appreciation to this writer for bailing me out of this type of situation. Right after looking throughout the search engines and meeting tricks that were not helpful, I thought my entire life was well over. Existing without the answers to the difficulties you've resolved as a result of your main short post is a critical case, and the ones which might have in a negative way affected my career if I had not noticed your website. That know-how and kindness in dealing with all the stuff was precious. I am not sure what I would have done if I hadn't come across such a thing like this. I can at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time very much for your skilled and sensible guide. I will not think twice to propose your web site to any individual who needs to have assistance on this area.
supreme hoodie