On a more subtle level, there are zones of the
face that can be consistently correlated to the organs. For example the zone of
the chin area relates to the small intestine, the area below the eye is related
to the kidneys and so on. Eruptions, irritations and deep lines are often
indicative of underlying organ imbalances and diseases. This is similar to other
reflex analysis systems such as iridology or foot reflexology, where markings in
the eye or painful areas on the foot indicate underlying organic disturbances.
Similarly, eruptions or irritations along acupuncture meridians (lines which
traverse the skin of the entire body), can also help to localize and pinpoint
deeper health problems.
Many times, powerful drugs are used to treat skin
problems, for example the use of corticosteriod creams for eczema and psoriasis,
cis-retinoic acid for acne and antibiotics for skin eruptions. Often these drugs
have the effect of stopping the symptoms, but they are actually suppressing the
disorder, driving the toxins the skin had been attempting to release into deeper
tissue layers, where they are absorbed and deposited. This type of suppression
may even create deeper illnesses.
For example, it is well known that suppression
of eczema by corticosteroids can lead to asthma Long term use of topical steroids
or glycolic acid can cause skin thinning and fragility. Similarly, continuous
antibiotic use can kill off the normal friendly bacteria in the intestine and can
lead to digestive disturbances, fermentation, gas, bloating and toxicity resulting
from impaired food breakdown and assimilation. Ultimately an unhealthy bowel will
cause the skin condition to deteriorate.
Most drug treatments do not correct the causes or imbalances underlying the skin
problem. In many cases, the drugs merely control the symptoms and are repeated
indefinitely. While certain severe cases may still require management with drugs,
this does not preclude the need to address the deeper causes of the problem. In
these cases drug treatments and natural approaches can be carried out at the same
time. Fortunately, most skin problems can be treated safely, effectively and
permanently with natural approaches and natural substances aimed at correcting
and balancing the underlying cause of the skin condition.
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Written by Tunde A. Ertl