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Five Part Rosacea Treatment



Rosacea is a chronic rash on the face; affecting the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. In the beginning the face becomes visibly red; this is followed by the appearance of pimples. As the condition advances, the blood vessels in the face dilate and become visible. If the condition continues, connective tissue grows around blood vessels and thickening of skin results. Nodules form on the nose, which gets enlarged. There may be redness, itching and watering of the eyes.


5-part Rosacea treatment

To rid yourself of rosacea completely on all levels you need a systematic, multipronged approach that addresses every aspect of the disease. A five-part approach treats the disease in its entirety.


1. Homeopathic medicine


2. Natural remedies


3. Natural cosmetics


4. Identify your triggers


5. Manage stress


1. Homeopathy

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole, complete and unique person. A homeopathic medicine is selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the patient’s pathological condition, medical history, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors, and more.


There are hundreds of homeopathic medicines that homeopaths can use to treat rosacea. I have included three examples below. The reason for the examples is not to help you to select your own homeopathic medicine, but simply to give you a clear picture of what they are like.


Atropa Belladonna

Belladonna lives in a world of his own. Is stubborn, changeable and disinclined to talk. Belladonna always is associated with hot, red skin, flushed face, glaring eyes, an excited mental state, heightened senses, restless sleep, convulsive movements, dryness of mouth and throat with aversion to water. Symptoms come on suddenly and intensely. The nose is red and swollen with a tingling tip. The skin is hot, burning, dry and sensitive; scarlet. Eruption spread quickly. Pustules on face. Glands swollen, tender, and red.


Silica Terra

Silica is shy, quiet, and sensitive. They are intellectual and sometimes stubborn. Silica is cold, chilly and wants plenty warm clothing, hates drafts, hands and feet cold, worse in winter. Ailments attended with pus formation. Profuse sweat of head and feet that could smell bad. There is a tendency for abscesses, boils and ulcers. Delicate, pale, waxy skin. Painless swelling of glands. Rose-colored blotches. Scars suddenly become painful. Pus smells offensive. Every little injury suppurates.


Thuja Occidentalis

Thuja has fixed ideas. They are emotional sensitiveness; music causes weeping. There is a tendency for warty growths. They are worse at rest, better in dry weather, worse damp humid atmosphere. Left-sided headaches. White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out. Greasy skin of face. Tubercles, warts, carbuncles; ulcers, especially in ano-genital region. Freckles and blotches. Perspiration sweetish, and strong. Dry skin, with brown spots. Glandular enlargement. Nails crippled; brittle and soft. Eruptions only on covered parts; worse after scratching. Very sensitive to touch.


2. Natural remedies

In the late 1880’s Dr. Schuessler analyzed the ash residue of human cells, and found 12 inorganic mineral salts that were critical to healthy cellular activity. In the late 1990s an additional 15 cells salts were discovered. The 27 cell salts strengthen the organs and tissues in the body by balancing any mineral deficiencies within the cells. Below are a few cell salts that are commonly used for rosacea.


Calcium fluoride (Calc fluor) – spider veins, connective tissue support


Potassium chloride (Kali mur) – reduces rosacea, red spider veins, inflammation, discharges


Iron Phosphate (Ferr phos) – strengthens blood vessel walls, inflammation, redness, purifies the blood and acts as a blood tonic


Selenium (Sel) – immune system, heavy metal elimination, eye metabolism, dry skin, liver, detox, psoriasis


3. Natural cosmetics

Clinical studies have shown that when patients regularly cleaned and moisturized dry, rough, patchy skin, they found that symptoms, discomfort and overall sensitivity of skin improved.


Commercial skin care products and cosmetics contain several chemicals and can trigger or aggravate rosacea. Homemade beauty products have been used to around the world for centuries to successfully treat skin problems. There is a growing moment, especially among housewives and mothers, to make their own products using natural ingredients such as including coconut oil, aloe vera, herbs and essential oils.


Natural products are not as convenient as commercial ones and they have a much shorter shelf life, but they are so much better – a pleasure to make and to use.


4. Identify your triggers

Certain foods, activities, emotions or weather conditions will trigger a rosacea flare up. Common triggers are liver, cheese, avocados, spicy foods, beer, wine, coffee, stress, shame, embarrassment, vasodilators, topical steroids, hot baths, saunas, hot, cold or humid weather, to name but a few.


By identifying and avoiding these triggers rosacea patients can reduce the chances of a flare-up. Identifying these factors is an individual process, however, because what causes a flare-up for one person may have no effect on another.


Patients are encouraged to keep a diary of daily activities or events and relate them to any flare-ups they may experience.


5. Manage stress

Stress can trigger rosacea flare-ups. Stress-reducing practices such as meditation, healing prayer, journaling and relaxing exercises are a good way to soothe your emotions. Another approach is to be open and honest about your condition and talk about it with someone who understands you.


I regularly use Flower Essences to support a patient in this process. There are thousands of essences to choose from and every patient is unique. Here are a few essences that often come up with rosacea.


Pretty Face Essence helps those who feel ugly or rejected because of their appearance.


Crab Apple Essence is a cleanser and brings a sense of inner purity. It helps with perceived physical imperfections and feeling of being unclean.


Larch helps those who want to regain self-esteem and self-confidence.


Pink Monkeyflower Essence is for those who fear being seen, both literally and metaphorically. It is excellent for clearing out feelings of shame.


Disclaimer

The information here is my opinion. Its purpose is to give you an understanding of what to expect at a homeopathic consultation and it should not be taken as medical advice. It is not meant as the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of rosacea. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding rosacea or any other medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

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