Skin, ailments and all remedies

Skin, ailments and all remedies

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, it covers the whole body and is always in constant renewal. There are many natural remedies to keep you healthy. Let’s find out better. 

>   Anatomical description of the skin

>   Natural treatments and therapies

>   Yoga for the skin

>   Traditional Chinese Medicine

>   Other disciplines for the skin

>   Curiosities about the skin


Anatomical description of the skin

Also called skin, the skin  is the continuous, elastic and resistant fabric that wraps us, covers the whole body externally. Internally there is no continuity with the mucosa that covers the internal cavities of the individual systems (digestive, respiratory, urogenital).

With the skin appendages such as hair, sebaceous and sweat glands, nails, it forms the integumentary system . The epidermis is the uppermost layer of the skin.

The skin protects us from bacterial agents and harmful substances , protects from heat and cold and transfers heat and water to the outside through the production of sweat . It maintains the internal temperature and the hydro-saline balance of the organism.

Natural treatments and therapies for  the skin

For many of the ailments that affect the skin, natural remedies are ideal. Obviously it depends on the season and on the psychophysical balance of the subject, but basically we could indicate some specific remedies aimed at the result to be obtained.

The health of the skin certainly also includes a  correct diet  based also on targeted natural nutritional integration .

To moisturize : hyaluronic acid is excellent , a molecule that occurs naturally in our body, excellent  in case of dry skin. Jojoba oil is also ideal .

Calendula , due to its soothing action, is ideal for redness, irritation, chapping and inflammation of the skin . Chamomile has good anti-inflammatory properties  .

Plenty of vegetable oils for those who want to nourish the skin . We mention argan oil , shea butter and wheat germ oil , with a strongly reinforcing action on the hydrolipidic film, rich in vitamins that nourish the skin .

With phytotherapy you can also mitigate the signs left by acne and protect yourself adequately from the sun in summer, in order to avoid erythema and redness, with particular attention to protecting the skin of children .

In case of psoriasis , chronic skin inflammation, in addition to herbal medicine, you can act through nutrition, Bach flowers, acupuncture and sun baths. The causes that originate it still remain veiled by a good dose of mystery for science.

In addition, it is good to use natural cosmetics and read the INCI , the label that lists all the ingredients present in the cosmetic, many of which can cause allergies, such as nickel for example .

To obtain a good  skin purifying decoction , boil 20 grams of sarsaparilla root, a purifying plant , in about 2 liters of water. Filter and let it rest. The decoction will be taken in the measure of 1 or 2 cups a day, to be sipped slowly.

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Laughter yoga is a perfect practice to keep the skin covering the face elastic, making the movement of the muscles irritate the skin. The mood also benefits.

In general, whatever type of yoga is practiced, the benefit goes to the whole glandular system through breathing and movement that flows from position to position, so the skin will be radiant, clean, oxygenated.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine , the skin is associated with Metal, we are in the phase that precedes winter, autumn. The Tao character of Metal is Ascending Yin. Its motion is from the outside to the inside, its energy is in contraction / decrease. The energetic movement of the Metal is downward because the breath must reach hara (in Japanese literally: belly) in depth to oxygenate all the tissues and cells of the body.

The skin is lining so it is Yang compared to the inside. The skin reveals a lot about the energy state of the patient to the acupuncturist. The associated organ is the Lung.

Other disciplines

Hives are the sudden eruption of red or pinkish patches at the level. It can be allergic, food, or drug reaction. In acupressure this disorder is treated by massaging with circular pressure on the chest on three main points:

  • The point referred to as the Feather Shield , under the collarbones;
  • The Sea of ​​Blood , on the inner surface of the thigh, at a distance of one hand above the kneecap;
  • The Curva dello Tagno , at the outer end of the elbow crease.

Also discover homeopathic remedies for the skin

Curiosities about the skin

The skin defends us, but teaches us that the exchange with the outside is continuous. From an emotional point of view, exercise is to give oneself more to others and to give more , not to keep everything under that precious peel that is our skin.


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