Pathology testing- to find the cause and treat the cause
Collaborative care- work alongside your doctor or dermatologist
Education- through resources, workshops, coaching and continual learnings
Comprehensive treatment of skin issue includes the appraisal of every single conceivable reason and exacerbating factors, which may vary from every person. These include:
Gut and liver function- the skin is an elimination organ. As is the gut and the liver. Thus, pressure on the skin could be a result of a sluggish gut or liver.
Stress- has the potential to alter your inflammatory response, nutrient levels, dietary habits, hormones levels. All of these could increase skin conditions.
Hormone balance- certain hormones are more prone to making the skin more reactive. Some hormones help to reduce inflammation. The balance is important.
Immune function- in skin conditions with an autoimmune component we would assess nutrients and factors that could affect the immune system
Nutrient status- nutrients can assist faster healing time of the skin. When certain nutrients are deficient the skin may be more prone to flaring.
External irritants- is there anything environmental that is aggravating
For an in depth reading of these step and skin disorders see Integrated Wellness Naturopath Clinic.
Are you wondering what is included in a Naturopath Skin Consultation?
Your Naturopath would likely ask you to fill in an in-depth questionnaire outlining what makes your skin better and what makes it worse. Along with this information an in detail history of your overall health is important. Following this your Naturopath may discuss natural treatment approaches and natural medicines to start. Our Naturopaths will always identify if there is a need for Naturopathic Functional pathology testing. Functional testing allows us to see imbalances that may not be related to “disease”, but rather how we can function optimally for conditions that are not medically diagnosed. For conditions that are medically diagnosed, at times functional pathology testing is another piece to the puzzle.