258 Main St. N Markham, ON

Young Woman With Great SkinThe health of our skin is important for a number of reasons. As our skin covers our entire body, a general irritation can cause significant discomfort. The skin can be a reflection of our internal health as our largest organ of detoxification, the skin can reflect internal toxicity. Many skin conditions are inflammatory processes which can be reflective of an allergic condition or a weakened immune system.

Often overlooked is that our skin is how we show ourselves to the outside world and blemishes or lesions can affect our self-image, feelings of self-worth and confidence levels. Unlike an internal condition, skin conditions are hard to hide and can affect how we interact with others and could affect our social interactions, job performance, etc.

Some examples of skin issues:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash/Hives
  • Fungal infections
  • Dryness/flaking/dandruff
  • Age spots, wrinkles, sagging skin

Naturopathic Treatment

The Naturopathic approach to skin conditions starts with a thorough assessment to determine the root cause, which can include analyses of immune health and digestive health, as well as testing for nutrient deficiencies and allergies. Many of the naturopathic treatment modalities can benefit a skin conditions. The aim is not to suppress the condition by superficially treating the symptoms (e.g., an anti-inflammatory cream) but to manage and control the symptoms while working to resolve the underlying cause and strengthen the detoxification and immune systems.

Examples of Naturopathic Treatments:

  • Balancing stomach acid levels to treat rosacea
  • Therapeutic doses of fish oils to reduce skin inflammation
  • Food allergy testing and treatment to reduce eczema
  • Hormone balancing to treat acne in women
  • Herbal creams to treat fungal infections
  • Facial acupuncture for wrinkles and tightening skin

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