Remedies to combat Acne!
Once a good detox has been done. We suggest the following.
We suggest using Herbs, Homeopathy, and Nutritional guidelines to improve acned skin.
Once the issues of drug toxicity and depletion have been addressed there are many good homeopathic remedies that work.
Carbo vegetabilis has disinfectant and anti-septic properties which are
enhanced in potency. It acts as a blood purifier and de-toxes the system.
Hepar is indicated for pimples which suppurate with white pus. Abscesses, acne in teenagers, suppurate with prickly pain, which easily bleed.
Silica for acne on the forehead, cheeks, nose, back of hands, which leave
pitting and scars. Pustules blackheads, boils, deep cystic pimples that don’t come to a head. The skin does not heal well and becomes infected easily.
A review of diet and nutrition is essential when dealing with acne as without the necessary minerals and vitamins the body cannot repair tissue (especially if patients have been on any of the 3 drugs mentioned in the previous article). As part of our nutritional course we teach students to to avoid the following as much as possible.
eggs, peanuts, soy foods, wheat. Eliminate all soft drinks, tea, and coffee
from the diet. Drink plenty of water at least eight glasses a day. Eliminate all processed foods and junk foods from the diet.
Eat a diet high in fibre to keep the bowels clean and to help in the
elimination of toxins.
Eat foods that are alkaline like fresh fruit and raw green leafy vegetables.
Add brown rice, millet and whole grains, like oatmeal to the diet. Prunes
and figs are the best natural laxatives. Eat lots of beans, Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
If there has been a history of antibiotic abuse then it is important re house
the natural bacteria by taking acidophilus supplements.
Cold pressed Aloe Vera has a healing and cleansing effect on the bowels
and it helps to clear Candida.
There are some excellent herbs that will support a detox program:
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) is useful as a skin drainage remedy where the skin is dry, rough, scaly, pimply. It clears the complexion. Acne, psoriasis, dry eczema.
Echinacea angustifolia - acts as a natural antibiotic, purifying the lymphatic system and the blood.
Echinacea/Gallium/ and Berberis aquifolium make a good herbal combination in equal parts for acne.
Galium aparine (Cleavers) – One of the best lymphatic tonics for the body.It is best used as a blood purifier in acne. They can be used in herbal tincture 15drops twice daily in water or in homeopathic mother tincture 5 drops twice daily.
They usually notice the effects
within three months. The teach our students about herbal use and suggest these can be used on an organ level to purify the system and support the indicated homeopathic remedies.
We teach students the following recommendation - the following supplements which are important as part of the healing process:
Acidophilus replenishes essential bacteria to reduce out breaks.
Essential fatty acids to supply essential gamma linolenic acid (keeps the
skin soft, smooth and healthy). Aids healing by repairing tissue and
breaking down fatty deposits that block pores.
Natural beta carotene – protects the skin (but must not be used by
diabetics). It is an antioxidant and precursor for vitamin A
Chromium picolinate aids in reducing infections of the skin.
Colloidal silver (a natural antibiotic) taken orally or used externally
Potassium as deficiency has been associated with acne
Zinc for protein metabolism as it helps the skin to heal/prevent scarring
Selenium has powerful anti oxidant properties.
Vitamin B complex helps to maintain healthy skin and is important in
helping people to cope with stress. Improves general blood flow to the
surface of the skin.
Vitamin C is important for the formation of collagen and skin tissue.
Promotes immune function and reduces inflammation.
Vitamin D3 - It is essential for healthy skin, and promotes tissue healing.
Vitamin E – Neutralises the free radicals that damage the skin and
promotes tissue healing
If patients are willing to follow the program, which combines not only homeopathic
remedies but herbal and nutritional support, the results are excellent - it takes time but beautiful healthy skin can be achieved.
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Ellen Kramer is the Course Director of the College of Practical Homeopathy.
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