Chinese Herbs Hold The Secrets To Beautiful Skin
People with difficult skin conditions often experience frustration and embarrassment when they go out and socialise. Medical treatment is often required to clear skin issues whether they be modern medicine or natural remedies such as Chinese herbs.
There are many reasons behind skin allergies and diseases which compel a person to keep visiting dermatologists. Living with the physical discomforts of skin psoriasis and eczema doesn’t just bring physical stress but also emotional stresses into your life.
Many people lose hope when a course of treatment doesn’t appear to help or eradicate their skin conditions. This is generally down to the skin condition they have and the experience and knowledge of their dermatologist. One treatment type does not fit all!
Many trained dermatologists follow a strict diagnostic process and recommend according to medical guidance. However, not all dermatologists look to ‘natural’ solutions to skin treatment and many do not understand the healing facets found within various vegetation.
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been in circulation for thousands of years. Once discounted out of hand for its healing benefits, modern medicine is now embracing what such ancient knowledge can teach.
Some Standard Skin Conditions
Listed below are some common skin diseases that cause skin irritation, chronic inflammation, prolonged scratching often which are as a result of the sufferers diet, lifestyle and possible exposure to the harsh weather conditions.
- Contact Dermatitis
- Seborrhoeic Dermatitis
- Skin Psoriasis
- Finger & Toenail Fungus
These diseases may make your skin highly sensitive causing your skin to itch and appear red, swollen and inflamed.
Some common skin allergies bring on immediate reactions when certain food stuffs are eaten whilst others take longer to react and manifest themselves. Such reactions can range from mild skin rashes to serious reactions that can sometimes be life threatening.
Such allergies may also be brought on by certain chemicals in the air, clothing materials and ingredients in household and cosmetic products. Some skin problems are difficult to clear whilst others can disappear relatively quickly with the minimum of treatment.
TCM has been practising the art of natural herbal medicine for thousands of years. The knowledge has transcended the test of time and is readily available to those that wish to investigate it.
Let’s look at a very small sample of Chinese herbs and what skin conditions they are used to treat:
Burdock provides a very powerful anti-inflammatory action that can be used and is very helpful when treating and clearing dermatitis and psoriasis issues from the skin surface. It effectively cleanses by detoxifying the skin.
Blood tonic herbs
These nourish and revitalize the blood. Its consumption resolves many skin conditions very effectively. This herb restores the skins radiance and vitality and contains a very high degree of nourishing properties.
Tribulus is a herb that provides instant relief from itching and dryness when applied to the surface of the skin. It is almost anaesthetic like in it’s easing of skin irritation.
Astralagus regenerates the skin and helps to dispel toxins from the skin. It is used to tonify Qi by enhancing resistance to infection. It also provides immune regulating and anti-allergic properties. This helps in the management of eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and hives. It will also help to clear mild to moderate acne.
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