Do you have skin issues?
Whether you are suffering from eczema, psoriasis, hives or acne – having issues with your skin can be devastating! Naturopathy is very effective at looking for the root cause of what is going on and treating naturally and gently. Whether it is a hormonal, lymphatic, food allergy or gut issue we can get to the bottom of it.
- Acne vulgaris
- Acne rosacea
Eczema in Australian Children has increased from 3% to more than 20% in the past generation!
The skin of eczema sufferers does not behave like normal skin; it acts as a poor barrier and cannot hold hydration. The pH is also quite different as is the bacterial load. We all need a good barrier as our skin protects us and without this our skin just cannot function properly. Often eczema sufferers are also reacting to either foods or environmental allergens, have poor stores of good fats, are deficient in certain minerals and are generally more sensitive. No one knows what causes eczema but Naturopaths have an idea. Often it is related to leaky gut, a term you have probably heard and one I have spoken about and its relationship to eczema and food intolerance before here. And will write about it more in upcoming blog.
Basically leaky gut allows proteins from food to enter our blood stream and cause an immune response so part of treating eczema is not just about eliminating foods but healing the gut and balancing the immune system. It is also about improving skin barrier function by nourishing the skin and correcting the pH.
There was an article I read just yesterday about a spa in France that sees thousands of people each year (so many they have to turn them away) for skin ailments. The mineral springs that is the site of the spa has many healing properties and a special microflora that seems to be the magic bullet in helping improve the skins barrier again. They have a high success rate for those eczema sufferers who have found little relief elsewhere and they rely on soaking in the springs as well as drinking the water and applying wet dressings, but it is very expensive.
Part of my treatment for eczema that I have found effective is salt bathing. My most recent success story is Ant & Chris’s little girl Ciara who I treated not that long ago. They have been so impressed with how natural therapies helped Ciara that they started a blog and wrote the testimonial below. Read their blog here
“We were struggling with our daughter’s eczema for months before a friend recommended Fin. She took the time to ask all the right questions and prescribed some natural supplements. Within 48 hours, our daughter’s skin had cleared and the supplements she takes continue to keep her immune system very healthy and her eczema and allergies are controllable without any pharmaceutical creams or drugs. We were so moved by our success we now share our experiences at eczema-story.com to give others hope and show there is a better way. Thank you so much Fin!”
Ant & Chris found sea salt baths using a special amount of Celtic Sea Salt to be especially effective at managing and healing Ciara’s eczema. Salt works because it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces IgE levels (immune system over sensitivity) and contains many trace minerals that are essential for bodily functions.
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Naturopathy works by providing the body with the right elements be that food, herbs, supplements, minerals, vitamins, oils, body work to heal itself. It is a little like detective work, I look for the underlying cause of a condition rather that just trying to suppress symptoms like orthodox medicine often does. Naturopathy can help people with other conditions not just eczema but I see many people in my clinic with fatigue, thyroid problems, weight gain, high cholesterol, arthritis as well as many many children who suffer from constant coughs/colds/ear infections, asthma, allergies, food intolerance, digestive issues. I am happy to see anyone and have an open door policy where you can come in any day for a chat (as long as I am not with a patient!). Come and say hello!
If you or a family member is struggling with allergies and eczema then book in for an appointment