Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition where the skin replicates too quickly, resulting in patches of red, silvery, dry scales which can be both itchy and painful.
Psoriasis is a symptom that results from a disturbance or reaction of the immune system that is being expressed through the skin. Numerous factors are implicated in creating this immune response, and they vary from person to person. Common triggers include:
Allergic response due to chemical exposure
Both acute and chronic infections
Accumulation of heavy metals and toxins
Disturbance in pH (increased acidity)
Stress is inevitably involved in some form, whether it is the cause or simply exacerbates the condition.
It is important to utilize both topical and internal forms of medicine when treating any skin condition. Objectives of treatment include:
Eliminating the factors that trigger the maladaptive immune response
Regulating the immune system
Alleviating any pain and itching that accompanies the lesions
Decreasing inflammation locally and systemically
Correcting metabolic abnormalities
Promoting the skin's ability to repair itself
Improving the body's ability to eliminate toxins
Your overall health and wellbeing is reflected in appearance of your skin. To help you maintain healthy skin we will work with you to customize sustainable, ongoing health strategies that center around
Individually customized dietary recommendations that are sustainable and shift with seasonal change
Continuing healthy hygiene habits that include chemical free personal care products
Building resources and strategies designed for longterm stress management
Ongoing proactive monitoring of health via annual physicals and regular lab work
Contact us to arrange a complimentary 15 minute consultation to learn how naturopathic treatments can resolve your psoriasis and help you to develop Healthy Skin.