Effectively Treat Psoriasis Eczema with Naturopathic Medicine Shannon Sinsheimer ND
Psoriasis and eczema are both skin conditions.They present very similarly on the body. Psoriasis presents as large, scaly, white patches ofskin that itches, and when you scratch it, will produce pinpoint bleed marks. Eczemawill start out as smaller bumps that are vesicles that when you scratch, they ooze and, overtime, will create larger white plaques on the skin. Conventional medicine treatmentsfor eczema and psoriasis are most often topical creams, such as hyocortisone creams. Whenthese creams are applied to the skin, the plaque diminishessize over time. However,when you stop using the cream, the plaque can return. When a patient comes into my officefor eczema or psoriasis, I first begin with
a medical intake to find out how long they'vehad their symptoms and how severe they've been. I take a look at their skin, and thenI order a blood test to find out about any food sensitivities, their liver function,and total cholesterol levels. Diet plays a significant rolethe development of psoriasisor eczema, therefore, based on lab results. My first step is to eliminate foods the personis sensitive to, and instead, I recommend whole, organic foods that are nutrientdenseand are less likely to aggravate the skin. Stress or high stress levels are known toincrease inflammationthe body. Psoriasis and eczema are both inflammatory conditionsof the skin, therefore, unmanaged or highstress
levels will increase the problem of psoriasisor eczema. Stress management is necessary to help deal with psoriasis and eczema, thereforeI prescribe stress management techniques, such as exercise, yoga, meditation, and deepbreathing. I'll also prescribe a number of supplements. They include fish oil forits antiinflammatory properties and ability to support the skin; vitamin A for its skinhealingproperties; milk thistle for its ability to detoxify and support the liver; and vitaminD to support the immune system. Depending upon the symptoms, I may also prescribe atopical ointment, such as a homeopathic cream to decrease inflammation and increase healingtime, or a vitamin and mineral infused cream
with vitamin A and zinc to support the skin'shealing process, or a calendula ointment, which can decrease the appearance of plaquesand decrease the itchiness. Naturopathic medicine is about treating the root cause of disease,so when I treat the root cause of eczema or psoriasis, I see significant to complete reductionin my patient's symptoms. For example, I had a patient comewho had psoriatic plaquescovering nearly his entire back, the backs of his legs, and almost all of the backs ofhis arms. After three months, we saw a significant reductionthe size of the plaques, andafter six months, the only symptoms present were some light pink discoloration on theupper part of his back. Another example is
a young child I saw who had such bad eczemaon his feet and inbetween his toes, he was unable to wear shoes at two years old. Afterthree months of treatment, his symptoms had completely resolved, and he was wearing shoesagain. Another patient had scaly, itchy plaques covering the majority of her scalp, and withina few months of treatment, she had eliminated 95 percent of the plaques on her scalp. Naturopathicmedicine works. If you're experiencing symptoms of eczema or psoriasis and you want to reduceor eliminate those symptoms, I suggest you see a naturopathic to receive yourown individualized treatment plan.
Beyond My Skin Film A Real Life Psoriasis Story
Chhaydon: When you look at a dish, what you see first is kind of like the flavour. What you can imagine, what we see, is the skin is sort of the window to the soul or the skin is a window to what is going on inside of us. My name is Chhaydon, and I have psoriasis. My passionlife was to become a chef and it was almost taken away from me. This is my condition. It's all over my body, it's so severe that I can barely sleep. It started off when I was about 19 years old.
I went to the walkin , they gave me prescription it comes back again. Every time it comes back it was always worse and that's when I met Vender. When Chhaydon cameat the worst he ever was his skin, arms, stomach, back, scalp, ears were covered with white, thick, scaling, bleeding, plaques of psoriasis.
He also had involvement of his nails and his nails were crumbling and they were getting caught on some of his clothes and he was quite embarrassed to come in. He would come down with his head hanging low and really not wanting to waitthe waiting room,case other people were staring at him. I'll meet new people, and they're just like â€œWhat's that, on your armé Is that a burné Is that a scaréâ€� That's part of the reason I want to do this documentary, is to explain to people, it's like, it's a condition, that we can't help ourself. It hurts, it blister, it bleeds, but we can't do nothing about it.
He hid away for a while, I know that. When I know him he don't communie with his family because of his skin condition he hide away for a while. I didn't even know that my wife has an uncle, at the time. Psoriasis is not just a skin problem, it's a systemic problem. Very few find that they have friends and have a social life and so their whole outlook on life becomes very limited. And some patients have even committed suicide or attempted suicide because of this. So it can affect people psychologically very, very astically.
They tend to lose hope. To help me cope, I have taken sleeping pills and sometimes that doesn't even work. I inkorder to sleep, but when I'm awake it affects my life, my family, my friends and my work. Because when I wake up, I'm numb. Not from the psoriasis, but the alcohol that I take in,order to control. He became, certainly more withawn. Didn't really want to probably face it â€“ the facts. It was a young man who had so much promiselife, but was just being bound down and kept from doing what he really wanted to do because of his skin problem.
I was working with him during all this. Sometime I had to go wake him up and stuff like that and he don't show up for work just because you know, he has to ink his night away, because sometime that psoriasis gets bad. Very bad and you know, he Understand he needs his fix, which is to put him out, it's the alcohol. Right, and sometimes he don't get up for work and I have to go wake him up. And then we get into an argument and fights and so on and so on. We get into a lot of fights for us to understand each other. There was a certain time where I couldn't get a hold of him and I was concerned that something had happened to him.
All about Psoriatic Arthritis
All about Psoriatic Arthritis What is Psoriatic Arthritisé Psoriatic Arthritis is a systematic rheumatic and chronic disease that is characterized by skin inflammation which is a characteristic of psoriasis and swollen joints which is a characteristic of arthritis. People who have psoriatic arthritis actually have red and inflamed skin often with scaling. Those who suffer from psoriasis are also those who are most likely
to be affected by psoriatic arthritis. There are instances when joint problems first occur before skin lesions appear. What Causes Psoriatic Arthritisé When the immune system of our body starts attacking the healthy cells and tissues, Psoriatic Arthritis happens. This atypical reaction of the immune system causes swellingjoints and overproduction of skin cells. There is still not a clear explanation as to why the immune system
attacks healthy tissue but it is said that genes and other factors could attribute to the development of the disease. People who have a family history of arthritis or psoriasis are most likely to develop psoriatic arthritis. On the other hand, environmental factors such as trauma or viral or bacterial infection may also cause psoriatic arthritis to those who may inherit it. Is there any treatment for Psoriatic Arthritisé As of the moment, health experts say that the only cure for
psoriatic arthritis is to keep a healthy weight. Performing warm water therapy may helplessening the joint stiffness while placing ice on the swollen joint may also alleviate it. Mediions will also be prescribed to those who are diagnosed with the disease.