• Pamela Spence MNIMH

Herbal Treatment for Skin Conditions

Updated: Jun 15, 2019

Skin is the largest organ in our bodies and accounts for around 16% of our body weight. Laid out, it would be around 2 square meters!

All kinds of things can lead to skin conditions, for example acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis to name but a few of the common problems. Because the skin is the most visible part of us, skin conditions can cause us to feel very self-conscious and in turn this can affect our mood. Added to that, skin conditions can be very painful and there are not many medical treatments out there that can really get under the complexity of a skin condition if you'll pardon the pun.

Skin is one of the main eliminatory organs of the body and we need to look behind the scenes for treatments that get to the root of the issue as well as offering symptomatic relief. Often people with a skin condition need help with their digestion too, or sometimes, for example in the case of hormonal acne, it is the reproductive hormones that are out of balance - the resulting acne is the visible outward symptom of that. So we are very lucky that we have such a diverse range of herbs that can help to support all of the body systems that have a role to play in skin health. This in turn can lead to improvements in skin conditions and skin health in general.

We firmly believe that one size doesn't fit all when it comes to medicine. If you tend to be a fiery, hot type then your skin condition is likely to mirror that, feeling hot, itchy and unbearable. If you are a cool type however, your skin is likely to need warming, moistening remedies that would be a disaster for our fiery friends!

Whatever the cause, medical herbalists are trained to figure out what needs to be done, steering you expertly through the maze of trigger foods, lifestyle factors and appropriate herbs to create a bespoke treatment for you. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch and find a NIMH member and find out how we can help your skin condition today.

Pamela Spence / FB: @PamelaSpenceHerbalist

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