Your skin is a great indicator of what’s going on inside your body > Rather as a cry of desperation, a lady with psoriasis sought help from a Tonic hypnotherapist; her actual words were … ‘I want salvation from my misery‘!
A common disease affecting 1 in 50 people, this skin condition has no known cure. However, there are many effective treatments available to keep it under control, plus there are records of spontaneous clearance occurring.
So can psoriasis hypnotherapy help? Judging by the numerous self-help services offered on the internet, the answer must be ‘yes’.
Indeed, latest research suggests that several holistic modalities including acupuncture, meditation and herbal remedies can be beneficial. Dr. Alexandra Price of the University of Miami in Florida, reports, “Certain complementary and alternative medicine therapies, such as indigo naturalis, curcumin, meditation, acupuncture and hypocaloric diets, have been shown to be safe and effective treatments”.
As far as hypnotherapy is concerned, there must be a mind body connection to psoriasis for it to work. This is disputed in medical circles. However, studies have established that there are distinct personality traits among those with this skin condition. The most significant is anger. So maybe it is more a case of treating the cause rather than the symptom, which is why complementary therapies are worth trying.
A Tonic therapist adds, “In considering this course of action, it is known that though psoriasis does not randomly appear, it requires a trigger to activate it. Injury, infection and drug reactions are all known to be triggers. But one of the commonest triggers is emotional stress. So utilising some kind of release or forgiveness intervention such as hypnotherapy, will help sufferers lessen or come to terms with their anger“.
Is psoriasis a nervous condition?
In fact, the growing evidence that hypnotherapy can be used to treat the immune system problems, of which skin diseases can be a manifestation, has resulted in the dawn of a new complementary therapy. It is called hypnodermatology*. This aims is to utilise the innate healing power of one’s own mind and body.
Such research is encouraging, but for those suffering to day the fact remains that there is no proven cure. So always start your quest for ‘salvation’ by consulting your doctor. As far as hypnotherapy is concerned, it may help and is certainly worth a try, especially as there is no record of it ever causing harm or having adverse side-effects. And not many prescription drugs can make that claim!
Footnotes > Psoriasis hypnotherapy is best carried out face-to-face, so is unsuitable for Tonic’s style of therapy-by-phone; use this Link to find a therapist near you. The Psoriasis Association also offers excellent advice.
*Hypno-dermatology is just one of the ideas being studied by psychoneuroimmunologist, who explore the link between a patient’s frame of mind and their immune system.