Rebecca Smith A.S.K C.M.H. C.Hyp P.N.L.P
Systematic Kinesiologist, Hypnotherapist, Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
7, Barclays Bank Chambers, High Street, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 7AU
Phone: 01952 813348 Mobile: 07976 819938 Web: www.newportcomplementaryhealthclinic.co.uk
A Brief Look At Skin Problems
As the largest organ of the body, the skin is quick to reveal internal health imbalances.
Eczema, acne, psoriasis, spots, boils, dermatitis and un-identified skin conditions can be caused by a general under-current of toxicity, congestion and inflammation in the body. Hormones, emotional stress and medication, especially steroids, the contraceptive pill and HRT, have been noticed to be triggers.
It is impossible to treat all skin problems the same, but there are some similarities.
The liver is responsible for “de-toxing” the body by a very specific two phase process and if not running smoothly, toxic build-up is the result. Toxins are pushed out through the skin to protect internal organs.
Also dealing with toxins and congestion, is the digestive system including the bowels. Food intolerances can add to the misery of a toxic body, preventing the efficient removal of waste, often a root cause for skin problems.
Many skin problems are initiated by inflammation, caused by all of the above, including a lack of essential fatty acids in the diet.
Water can clear the skin and so aid removal of waste from the body, as does eating a healthy diet. Include fruit, vegetables, oily fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, anchovies) and raw, un-salted nuts and seeds. Tea, coffee, alcohol and sugar can add toxic load to the body and as dairy products and wheat are congestive, I often recommend that they are best avoided where possible.
New legislation prevents me from listing examples of nutritional supplements commonly used for skin conditions, but in the clinic, using Kinesiology allows me to discover the appropriate supports that are required to aid balance.
Other Factors to Consider
Dry skin brushing and re-bounding on a trampette encourages better flow of lymph in the body, which is a "feeding and cleaning" system, encouraging detoxification.
Do as least possible to an already agitated skin, using only non-chemical cleansing products. Uncover your skin whenever possible and let it “breathe”.
Put a handful of oats into the leg of an old pair of tights, tie around the bath tap and let the water run through – bathing in the water can calm and soothe the skin.
Creams to calm and heal the skin are useful externally, try chickweed ointment, chamomile and neem cream.
Remember all skin problems are symptoms of internal imbalance. Treating it externally, will only bring temporary relief.
The information contained in this article is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a medical practitioner, nor is it intended to offer the reader advice on the condition or the symptoms mentioned. Always seek the advice of a medical practitioner before embarking on any new health regime.
Rebecca Smith, Newport Complementary Health Clinic.