The skin is an outward expression of your
It often appears that there is a magic pill or drug for just about everything under the sun.
Sometimes those drugs are good at covering up the symptoms, but they never fix the underlying problem (ok maybe never is a strong word). Lets say rarely, and when they do it is usually in the case of an acute infection.
Our Integrative medicine approach to dealing with many chronic skin conditions begins with identifying the root cause of disease and then addressing that cause so that balance is restored and health returns.
Here is a list of some of the most common issues
we treat naturally in our office.
- Cold Sores
- Canker Sores
- Fungal Nail Infections
First, some interesting and fun facts
about the importance of the skin.
(And why you should take good care of it.)
- It's the largest organ of the body
- It makes up 15% of your body weight
- There are 2 different types of skin
- 50% of the dust in your home is dead skin
- Good fats (digestion) keeps your skin healthy
- It often takes babies 6 month to develop their permanent skin color
- Boils are caused by a bacterial infection
- We sweat as much as 3 gallons per day
- Breasts are a type of modified sweat gland
- There are 3 layers of skin.
Dealing with skin diseases can often be one of the most
successful issues that we deal with in our office.
(Generally on a daily basis)
The first reason (as discussed in my newsletter) is motivation. Many skin diseases mentioned above are often an outward expression of the internal health of your body. Very rarely does the skin malfunction, it’s something that is so simple, it just works. Being that the skin is something that everyone sees, many of these conditions can often be very embarrassing. As such, the motivation to do something and stick with it is often very high. When someone suffers in silence they can often endure for a long time, but when there is social or mental pain it is often more unbearable than the actual physical pain itself.
Reason number 2 for great success rates. I often tell my skin disease patients that often they are actually lucky for their skin disease. It can be hard to see it like that, but I explain it like this. Since a skin disease is an outward expression of your internal health it will often show up fairly early when something is not working right in the body. This means that we actually pick it up earlier than someone else, such as a malfunction affecting the thyroid first. It can also help prevent further health problems by helping us catch hidden issues earlier.
Reason number 3. When we start to restore balance and health to your body, you will generally have a significant and speedy recovery in your symptoms. When you get that type of quick response it provides a positive reinforcement to continue doing what you are doing and to move forward to get even healthier.
What actually causes skin diseases?
Hormone issues (including thyroid)
Take a look at those pages.
Many times the skin issue may be a first SYMPTOM of imbalance in other areas of your health.
Give us a call to set up an appointment.
We are experts at being your health detective and
getting to the root cause of your disease.
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Dr. Craig Mortensen
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