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Chinese Herbal Remedy Could Be Used to Treat Auto-Immune Disorders Such As Psoriasis

A new study by the Harvard School of Dental Medicine maintains that Chang shan, a root extract of a specific type of Himalayan hydrangea plant, also known as hortensia, is useful in treating autoimmune disorders. It’s traditionally been used as a malaria medicine in Chinese medicine.  The team observed that one component in particular, halofuginone […]

April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Using Herbs and Chinese Medicine with Lichens

Vitality has an article by Adina Stanescu discussing using chinese medicine, and specifically herbalism, in treating different types of Lichens. She also gives good descriptions of each type of Lichen, and notes that stress is a major trigger for outbreaks (as we all already know). I have never tried Chinese Herbs to treat my skin, […]

April 20, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Using Honey to Treat Psoriasis and Eczema at Home

I have for a few years used honey in making my own topical treatments for skin, and lately I came across an old study from 2003 published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2003:11;226–34) investigating the use of topical application of a combination of honey, olive oil, and beeswax for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. […]

April 10, 2012 | 15 Comments More

Experiences with the Food Sensitivity Diet

I first heard of the diet through my doctor, who practices functional medicine and was determined a lot of my skin issues (and other health issues) were caused by food sensitivities. I have no allergies, food or otherwise, so I was skeptical but as any of you who suffer from severely itchy skin will know, […]

April 9, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Interesting Article on Auto-immune Illnesses Including Psoriasis

Our goal is to bring you as much information as we can on skin illnesses, whether by our own bloggers or others. I ran across an interesting article on Science Daily about microflora having a decisive role with autoimmune illnesses, including psoriasis. When the right microorganisms are at work, immune cells involved in the development […]

April 7, 2012 | 2 Comments More