Psoriasis and eczema are skin conditions that can be very difficult to treat. You may have seen TV or magazine ads for western medicine treatments with a long list of side effects. If you have one of these conditions and are worried about side effects or risks of long term steroid use, you may want to look into some holistic treatments.
First, find a holistic dermatologist. If you try a holistic treatment for your condition, you may have limited or no success because you don’t have the correct guidance. Make sure you find a doctor who is dermatologist with holistic background who has experience working with your specific skin condition. Just like you need a specialist from a western practitioner, you need a specialist if you’re going the homeopathic route too.
Your specialist will most likely recommend an inside out treatment. You generally cannot heal skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema using topical treatments alone. You have to treat them from within your body. Ask your specialist about a special diet, herbal medicine, or homeopathic supplements that can help heal your condition. They may tell you about eating right for your skin type and condition as well. Eating lots of leafy greens, fruits, omega-3 fatty acids such as those in flax seeds, fish oils and avocados are great anti-inflammatory foods for anyone’s skin. Psoriasis sufferers should avoid spicy foods, red meat, shellfish, alcohol and coffee. Eczema sufferers should avoid shellfish and peanuts and test for food allergies. You may be allergic to milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish or nuts which may exacerbate your condition.
Another diet staple to incorporate in the healing process is healthy teas. For psoriasis sufferers, try burdock tea and milk thistle tea. For eczema sufferers, try oolong tea. Burdock tea purifies the blood, milk thistle tea protects your liver and regulates immune function and oolong tea soothes itching and inflammation and has anti-allergic properties.
Even if you claim to see miracles from holistic treatments, don’t expect your skin condition to be magically cured. Be in touch with your specialist on what works and what doesn’t and know that you may have to seek steroids for a long term cure. Some treatments may take time, so be patient.
Do you have psoriasis or eczema? Have you ever tried homeopathic or holistic treatments to cure your skin condition or do you find them to be baloney? Tell us about it!