What do acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis all have in common?

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Skin conditions can be traumatic and leave you feeling very emotional. When these conditions manifest on your face sometimes well, often you feel like hiding your face from everybody.

There are some commonalties regarding treatments with certain skin conditions and below I summarise these and provide you with information to get you started on the healing path.

What do acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis all have in common? They are all signs that something is not quite right on the inside of your body. Your body is communicating to you and telling you that there is something wrong.

Chinese medicine can produce outstanding results with these dermatological conditions and this is mainly due to the tailored acupuncture treatment and herbal medicine prescriptions we give to each, and every individual patient/client. Not everyone falls into the same category even if they have the same disease.

Stress and emotional upset exacerbate skin conditions. This is due to the gut-brain-skin axis, meaning that your gut and brain are very much connected. Researchers have found that stress and emotional upset disrupts the normal flora in your gut creating more bad bacteria than good bacteria.

Chinese medicine theory accepts that different emotions are connected to different organs. This means that certain emotions damage a particular organ and will continue to do so if you don’t break the cycle of feeling those emotions. For example, if you are frequently irritable this will hurt your liver. The result will be a hot and stagnate liver. This reaction feeds the irritability and you end up in an irritable cycle making you hotter on the inside and your skin condition worse on the outside.

The following medicines and supplements can decrease systemic inflammation.

  1. Fish oil. The quality of the fish oil you buy is extremely important. For the fish oil to be effective it must be of the proper concentration and of the highest quality.
  2. Basica is an alkalising drink aimed at mitigating the typical acidic environment we have largely due to our western diet and lifestyle
  3. Probiotics to increase our good gut bacteria

These 3 medicines are given along with tailored and individual acupuncture treatments, custom Chinese herbal therapy, topical agents to apply to affected skin, dietary therapy and lifestyle changes. It is a complete package. If you are suffering from any of these skin conditions this approach can assist you. Or this approach can change your life!

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