Natural Health News – This week marks the 14th annual Homeopathy Awareness Week and the focus of this year is on the topic of skin care.
According to the Society of Homeopaths, skin diseases are one of the most common problems seen by homeopaths and there are a number of homeopathic remedies with a long tradition of use in the treatment of diseases the skin.
A recent survey by Nelson Homeopathic Pharmacy found that more than a quarter of Britons believe that your skin reacts to changes in your lifestyle.
changes in lifestyle that your skin reacts to most, 34% names disease, 33% lack of sleep and 27% named changes in your diet.
These statistics add up to one in ten people affected by conditions such as mild eczema (see our article here ) and mild acne in the UK and the campaign this year they will be raising awareness of how homeopathy can be used to help relieve symptoms.
Homeopathy has a lot to offer those who suffer from skin conditions.
For example, in Japan, scientists studied 17 patients with atopic eczema skin disease which was resistant to the usual conventional medical treatments. These patients received homeopathic treatment below. All patients reported more than 50% improvement general conditions of the skin; 15 of the 17 patients had their itching improve; 10 of the 13 patients with sleep disorders improved. It is important to note that 5 of the 17 patients (almost a third) were able to stop using their steroid ointments.
In another study in Germany, were given 225 children with severe and long-standing atopic eczema homeopathic treatment along with their conventional treatment of dermatology . The children were followed for two years. The researchers found that eczema severity scores of patients improved significantly. In particular, patients were able to reduce their consumption of conventional drugs for their skin problems.
With acne, homeopaths consider this common skin problem that relates to the internal hormonal process that leaves the skin vulnerable to stains, pimples and blackheads. Acne treatment requires individualized internally rather than treating it on the surface of the skin by local applications.
Besides knowing that your homeopath will be able to support in overcoming their skin condition with remedies and tips lifestyle, you can be sure that homeopathy is safe for your family and for the pregnancy.
To promote awareness of homeopathy week the Society of Homeopaths has also produced a series of short animations. If you are new to homeopathy these provide information about the benefits of homeopathy in a simple and attractive way. You can find these on YouTube here .