Are you tired of applying a skin cream (i.e., Cortisone, anti-itch, healing moisturizing) on your eczema, psoriasis or on another skin ailment…only to continue having your skin symptoms?

I am here to tell you that topical creams whether it is a steroid, anti-itching cream, healing moisturizing cream, essential oils, tea tree oil or the so-called “natural creams or soap” will not cure your skin condition. Skin issues need to be cured from the inside out. Did you know your skin condition started from your liver or lungs?

The Effects of Suppressing a Skin Condition

One summer during a two week military training my husband applied an over the counter powder on the sweaty feet he got from wearing military boots 24/7. When he came home, he was so proud that he had found a way to resolve his sweaty feet. At the time, I had just started studying Homeopathy and was not happy about what he had done.  I just said “let’s wait and see where suppressing the sweat shows up.” 

A few months later, he started having large white flakes on his scalp; it looked like paint peeling off his head. I told him “This is from that powder that you put on your sweaty feet over the summer”. In order to address the large flakes, he had to take a Homeopathic remedy to address the scalp symptoms and walk the symptoms back down to the sweaty feet that had gotten suppressed. And from there he had to take another Homeopathic remedy to address the sweaty feet.

I have also seen where someone applied a topical on sweaty feet and the suppression comes out as jock itch. This is the same with using over the counter or prescription products on the face for acne. The product clears up the skin condition as long as one continues using the product. All along the skin is looking great, but what is really happening, is the skin eruptions are being suppressed and are driving them down deeper into the body which affects the liver and in some cases the lungs, causing asthma or other lung conditions. This goes for all kinds of topical products that are placed on the body for conditions such as: Athlete’s feet, jock itch, dandruff, eczema, diaper rash etc.

Skin symptoms actually start from the liver, and the digestive system (gut). The liver, the pancreas and intestines are organs which work together to digest, absorb, and process food. The liver’s main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The blood is full of good nutrients, but also contains bad toxins and other chemicals that the liver cleans up before the blood enters the body’s circulation. If the toxins and chemicals are too much for the liver to processes and eliminate, the liver throws the excess toxins out to the skin (largest eliminating organ), which then shows up as acne, eczema, psoriasis, or some other skin problem.

Psoriasis Cream

My client tells me that she is tired of applying her steroid cream on her psoriasis. She goes on to tell me the steroid cream calms down her psoriasis but, it doesn’t completely make the skin symptoms go away. She went on to tell me that when she stops the steroid cream, her skin symptoms come back with a vengeance. She knows steroids are not good to use, but doesn’t know what else to do for her problem.

How Did She Possibly Develop Psoriasis?

My client possibly had an allergy to something such as dairy, gluten or as a baby, her mom applied an ointment on her diaper rash (suppressing skin symptoms), causing the liver to become stressed out and not able to eliminate what was going on fast enough. So, what does the liver do? It pushes out the toxins to the skin our largest eliminating organ, creating some sort of skin condition (i.e., hive, eczema, psoriasis).

As mentioned before, another way to develop a skin condition is from the lungs. This occurs from taking medication(s) for symptoms in the chest (lungs) for bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma. The lung condition is suppressed and you either develop reoccurring lung symptoms, or it goes deeper into the liver causing a skin condition.

How to Know if You are Suppressing Your Skin Symptoms?

When you stop using medications, topical creams, soaps, etc., and your skin symptoms return or become worse (develop asthma or some other health condition), it is a sign that what you are using is suppressing your skin symptoms.  The good news is that skin symptoms can be addressed with a Homeopathic remedy, both acutely and chronically. A Homeopathic remedy will lift the skin suppression and move the symptoms back to what originally started your skin symptoms. In doing so, this will bring balance back to the liver so it functions properly (less stressed out). As you can see, what we put on our skin is very important, because what we put on our skin sometime or another has to pass through the liver.  I always say “if you cannot eat it, then do not apply it to the skin.”

How Does a Homeopathic Remedy Address Skin Conditions?

In the big picture, what happens is the medications and natural creams, (including natural soaps), suppress the skin symptoms leaving an imprint on the body; the liver. In order to address any skin condition, this imprint needs to be lifted.

A homeopathic remedy is selected according to the skin symptoms you are exhibiting, along with what makes the skin symptoms feel better or worse (i.e., applying hot or cold on the skin, scratching) to help lift this imprint. Once the imprint starts to lift with the homeopathic remedy, you will see your skin improving (i.e., less itchy, redness, swelling, oozing). As you continue taking the homeopathic remedy, your skin symptoms will continue to improve.

What to Expect When Taking a Homeopathic Remedy for Your Skin Condition

Managing a homeopathic skin remedy takes time to go through the healing process of continuing to lift this imprint in the body. The longer you have had a skin condition, the more time you will need to completely address your skin symptoms.

While working through the skin healing process, you will be on a particular homeopathic skin remedy for a period of time and you will start to see improvement, within a weeks’ time. You will start to have less redness, swelling, itching, flaking or whatever your skin symptoms are.

Then at some point that remedy will need to be adjusted (i.e., succussions increased). A different homeopathic remedy may need to be selected when the characteristics of your skin symptoms change. When the well-chosen homeopathic remedy(s) do not continue the skin healing process, you will need to switch to the homeopathic remedy Psorinum 30c.

Psorinum is a deeper skin remedy (what’s called a Homeopathic Miasm Remedy), that is used to lift the skin suppression from the medications, creams, etc. that you used for your skin condition. There will be times when you will be switching back and forth (zigzagging) between 2 homeopathic remedies to continue your skin healing process. All along your skin will be improving, sometimes will come to a standstill, and at some point your skin may become worse as the homeopathic remedy needs to be adjusted again.

This is the part where a client can become impatient. We have to look back at the overall progress you have made from the time you first took a dose of the homeopathic remedy, and where your skin condition is now. There may be times when we will have to take a different homeopathic remedy to pick up the healing momentum again. My point is, when addressing a skin condition, it is not always a straight road from beginning to the end result, when the skin condition is cleared up. There are many times there will be bumps in the road and different homeopathic remedies will be needed to continue the skin healing journey.

Topicals, Medications, While on a Homeopathic Remedy

Applying topicals or taking medications along with a homeopathic remedy will continue to suppress your skin as the homeopathic remedy is trying to lift the skin suppression imprint. When you start taking a homeopathic remedy, you do not want to stop what you are already used for your skin. Your skin symptoms will become worse because your skin is used to you using that topical or medication. I will have you continue using your skin topical or medication along with taking the homeopathic remedy. As the homeopathic remedy is improving your skin symptoms, you will slowly start to cut back on what you have been using for your skin condition. This will be done by slowly cutting back on how often you’re applying the topical or taking a medication. Eventually you will be able to cut back from using your topical or medication to every other day and so on, until you are only taking the homeopathic remedy for your skin. From this point on, you will continue seeing improvement with your skin because you are no longer suppressing the skin with what you were using prior; you’re only taking the homeopathic remedy.

At the same time, while already on a homeopathic remedy, you do not want to start using a topical (cream, soap) on your skin. If you feel the need to use something on your skin, such as anti-itch cream. That is a sign that you need to have your homeopathic remedy adjusted, to address why you feel a need to start using something new on your skin.

Patience is Needed to Heal Taking homeopathic remedy(s) to address a skin condition, especially while using a medication or topical can sometimes cause a client to become impatient while working through this healing process. Before I take on a client’s skin case on, I take the time to do my best to help the client understand that there can be ups and down along their path of addressing their skin issue. As long as they understand that, I will be there alongside them, guiding them along their healing journey.

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About the Author: Virangini Cindy

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville, C. Hom., is a homeopathic health consultant and educator who has been involved with homeopathy since the early 1980's. She has studied the field extensively with internationally known homeopath and author Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., among others. She began teaching and consulting in 1983 and, along with her late father Louis Dion, C. Hom. began a homeopathic study group in Hunterdon County, NJ to help people learn and use homeopathy in their daily lives. Virangini Cindy works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors, and other homeopathic and holistic practitioners. She has incorporated Rasavidya Medical Astrology (different than regular astrology) into her practice as well. Having practiced QiGong since the 1980's, she uses medical QiGong poses alongside the medical astrology to help individuals with life issues and chakra balancing.