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Psoriasis Alternative Care

With an increasing rise in the number of skin disorders every year the first thing that individuals should realize is that there are MANY alternative forms of treatment that are safe, effective, and transformational. The second thing is that skin disorders can be very deep, stubborn, and usually take time, patience, and discipline to shift.

According to Ancient Chinese Medicine there are several different types of Psoriasis, and several different types of eczema and dermatitis as well. In this article we will focus on Psoriasis, however eczema alternative care is very similar and according to Oriental Medical Theory the basic symptoms fit into similar categories.

Psoriasis Alternative Care – An Oriental Medical View

Here we will break up Psoriasis into three basic categories, which themselves are made up of shared patterns of symptoms according to traditional theory. You will notice that the symptoms are dramatically different. The theory of Oriental Medicine holds these groupings as Tendencies. Certain individuals may show symptoms from more than one category and rarely does an individual demonstrate all symptoms within a single category. Keep in mind also that this is an introductory and incomplete list of the several different types of aetiologies and diagnoses.

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Overcoming Chronic Disease

This interview took place on July 29th, 2003 with Carrie S. Fischer, MA, L.Ac. Her transformation story is amazing. She is the survivor of an incredible personal healing journey, and this interview is the first in a series about the process of intending transformation and change while coping with chronic disease that we will be publishing.

TandC: Tell us a little bit about yourself

Carrie: Well, I am an acupuncturist, herbalist, dietary councilor, a singer, a personal coach, and a sound healer.

TandC: Singer / Sound Healer,.. what a combination.

Carrie: Yes, it's amazing. Sound is a complete and powerful healing modality that is pretty mind blowing.

TandC: So, would you say you are a healer?

Carrie: Well, yes, definitely.

TandC: How did you get started down that path?

Carrie: I was always a singer, but the healing path definitely chose me, it was not something that I felt like I chose for myself. On some level, I think I romanticized the idea of being a "healer" and went to massage school to start that, but from there this path of service definitely chose me in that 3 or 4 years after being a massage therapist, I came down with a severe form of eczema which covered pretty much every inch of my body. It was very inflamed, swollen, red, ripping skin that cracked with every movement, and itched like nothing else I have experienced, and so, I had to find a way to heal my body.

TandC: So you romantisized the idea of becoming a healer, and then the flood gates of,...

Carrie: Exactly (with a laugh), I had no idea what I was getting into. And of course while I cursed this situation for about five years of my life of literally not being able to be within my own skin and not being able to sleep, I mean, I slept for one hour a night if I was lucky for almost three years. And so, there were many layers of what was happening with my body.

TandC: You got taken into the depths.

Carrie: Yeah, very much so, and even though I was hating it at the time, I definitely, even then and even more so now, realized that you cant be a, "healer," without having gone into those depths. Maybe you can be, but you definitely are not going to be as powerful and as knowing about the whole process and what that whole journey is about and all that it takes you into and all that you need to know and understand if you are going to be on your own healing journey. So, I saw it as a huge gift, and I learned more from that experience than from any kind of training in school could ever teach me.

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