Before considering any natural psoriasis treatment, it is always best to understand a cause of the issue. This will help you understand why proper diet, supplements or protocols are important and if they are right for you. And remember that.... Psoriasis is a disorder of the immune system.
If you have psoriasis, your immune system is attacking your skin. A malfunction happens in which some of your white blood cells, called T cells, are activated. They then release cytokines, which send a false alarm to the skin cells to activate an accelerated reproduction cycle. In other words, instead of reproducing new skin cells about every 30 or 40 days, your body reproduces them every 5 days.
In addition, these cytokines cause inflammation which further exacerbate the problem. The excess skin cells get inflamed which cause more T cells to be activated, causing more cytokines, and so on.
With all this activity happening, your body will produce an over-abundance of blood vessels in the same area – in this case causing more irritation. This process causes the body to make patches of dry, dead, red, itchy patches called plaques.
No one seems to really know the reason for the malfunction of the immune system in the first place. Holistic practitioners, however, do agree on this… our bodies are so over-run with toxins that our own immune systems now attack ourselves. Some believe that vaccines are the cause – in which case the over-burdening of the immune system would still hold true.
No matter what the cause may be, there are some things that one can do to be proactive with natural psoriasis treatment. These will include some basic but very important steps:
I hope some of these natural psoriasis treatments will help you find relief. Remember there is always something that you can do to take care of your body. Your body is a brilliant machine that works extremely well even when we don’t take the best of care of it. Herbs and holistic treatments don’t heal you – they give your body the tools it needs to do what it is made to do; which is to heal itself.