Treating eczema naturally starts by understanding the whole concept of health, at a holistic level.
The skin is the least important organ of the body. Because of this, it is the first organ of preference by your body, to eliminate toxins or stresses within. The skin symptom may be unsightly and/or irritating, but on its own, it is never serious or life threatening. It’s a harmless outlet.
However, that can change with suppressive treatment, whether in an oral or a topical form.
When you suppress the symptoms, then this harmless outlet is denied and the body has to search for other outlets to releive the pressure that builds up. This can be the kidneys, the liver, the heart, the nervous system – all far more important organs.
So your first job in treating eczema naturally is to understand what it is your body is trying to do and address that, by supporting your body’s best efforts.
If you have eczema or any other skin condition, it’s a warning sign that all is not well within. Toxins are building up to the point they need to be eliminated. As this commonly comes from a poor diet, this is always the best place to start.
The typical western diet consists of a lot of processed food, is usually high in animal protein and cooking especially in a microwave all contribute to a lowered immunity and high toxicity.
If you can change that to a diet high in fresh fruit and vegetables, much of it raw, to eliminating (or at least drastically cutting back) on both processed food and animal protein, you are well on the way to successfully improving your health, eliminating the toxins and so reducing the body’s need for skin conditions such as eczema.
By replacing any suppressive treatment with natural products, you are further supporting your body’s attempt to deal with this imbalance.
Make sure you drink when you’re thirsty – preferably water, that is not stored in a plastic bottle. Don’t attempt to drink gallons, just ensure you do drink when you’re thirsty. Don’t wait until you have a break.
Suppressive creams can be effectively replaced by the topical application of calendula. Calendula is a safe herb and has a huge ability to gently sooth and ease skin conditions. It can be bought in the form of a cream, but make sure the carrier is a natural base, rather than a petroleum one. Petroleum bases will exacerbate skin conditions. Sorbalene (and anything ending in ‘ene’) are petroleum based.
Aqueous bases are also petroleum based.
Look for ingredients such as lanolin, olive oil or nut oil bases.
When you begin to understand the way your body works, then you are in a better place for treating eczema naturally in a deep, thorough and permanent way.
Homeopathic treatment can further speed this natural process along, without producing any ill effects.