Skin conditions can be frustrating because they’re often hard to diagnose, uncomfortable, and sometimes seem to come from out of nowhere. However, your skin is the largest organ in your body, and more often than not, a dermatological problem is a signal that something deeper is going on.
Your skin is a flexible protective barrier, keeping harmful bacteria, the sun’s rays, cold, moisture, and toxic substances from entering your body and making you sick. It helps regulate your body temperature and works to keep you from becoming dehydrated. It’s also connected to your internal organs, circulation, hormones, and digestion.
At BodaHealth, we understand that skin conditions are a problem not only on the surface of your skin, but often are a sign of an underlying health issue or imbalance. For that reason, any treatment plan at our clinic begins with a complete health assessment and a history of your symptoms to uncover the source of your condition.
Our practitioners of Chinese medicine assess your skin based on diagnostic patterns of imbalance. In addition, the appearance of your rash or skin condition reveals a number of clues as to what may be occurring on a deeper level. For example, a very dry rash may indicate systemic dryness or dehydration, or a very red rash might be caused by internal inflammation. Your treatment plan will likely involve a combination of acupuncture, topical or oral herbal medicine, dietary therapy, and lifestyle modifications.
Our naturopathic physicians also look for whole-body solutions to your skin condition. They will look at your diet, digestion, possible food sensitivities, hormonal status, and the presence of toxins. Your naturopathic doctor may suggest vitamin, herbal, or other nutritional supplementation, topical medications, dietary guidelines, and prescription medication when necessary.
Our holistic nutritionists, naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists understand the importance of diet in maintaining healthy skin. They can provide you with a nutritional plan that includes foods to avoid and those to include for optimal skin health.
At BodaHealth, our health care providers have training and clinical experience in treating many dermatological conditions, including:
- Atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema
- Urticaria, hives
We offer individualized treatments for your skin care concerns. If you’re struggling with a dermatological condition and aren’t sure where to turn, contact us today to find out how we can best help you.