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I believe wholeheartedly that a person’s outer appearance can affect the way we socialize. It is no secret that the importance social connection is critical for our well being. But what if you were afraid to leave the house because of Psoriasis. What if every time you did live the house, you spent the entire time wondering, and worrying if others were staring, wondering what was wrong with you. Covering up affected areas until inflammation has diminished seems all well and fine but what about the warm days, the romantic evenings, or dressing for special occasions.
One of the things I personally hated about my Psoriasis was the way it kept me from wearing what truly made me comfortable. No tanks, or shorts on hot summer days. I was once told by an E.R. Dr. that I should move to Arizona and my Psoriasis would “clear right up”. Well I did make that move, and no, it did not clear or diminish my Psoriasis in any capacity. I was just confined to wearing long sleeves and pants in 100 plus degree weather. Also, there is no swimming at the beach or in a pool with friends when you suffer with patches that can burn or be irritated by chlorine and other harsh chemicals. No beautiful dresses for a night out.
Over time I learned to acclimate, get creative with my Psoriasis symptoms. I found some articles of clothing that would reflect who I was while at the same time keeping me safe from peering eyes, fear, and criticism that always come with having psoriasis. Sleeves with thumb holes were my favorite article of clothing. Wearing skirts or dresses was accomplished by wearing thick dance nylons.
The material was thick enough to hide the Psoriasis inflammation, but looked natural enough to sport in public. Gloves were my go to item for any occasion to hide my most noticeable area, my hands. Although burdensome many of these articles of clothing were affordable in comparison with the treatment that required 75 dollars per week and at minimum 6 hours of travel and wait time.
Being that I was diagnosed when I was fairly young I did not want to miss out on any fun. I also dealt with massive sense of insecurity after my divorce. I once spoke to the women sleeping with my ex husband and she made sure to make mention of all of the things my ex hated about my skin and how he did not want to touch me. I was driven to exude sex appeal and I was not going to let my Psoriasis get in the way. I tried to look sexy, using what I could to stay covered. I used to think how can I be revealing while covered. Looking back at old photos I can see how badly I was screaming for attention, making my insecurities as clear as day, and
begging for negative attention. Many of my friends did not even know that I was dealing with Psoriasis, let alone all of the extra emotional baggage that came along with it. I can say now that those days are behind me.
Although I no longer need to stay covered as I have been clear for many months without treatment. I know all too well the struggle to find clothing that can feel comfortable and attractive.
So there has been buzz on the use of apple cider vinegar and its power to combat Psoriasis for many years. With some youtube testimonials reaching around 200 thousand views, it is no secret that people are seeking effective cures for Psoriasis symptoms. The use of this product is meant for both internal and external treatment of inflammation. Although I have researched the benefits of internal uses of apple cider vinegar, and even saw benefit through its use for weight loss, I have had no such luck with external use of apple cider vinegar. I still however, take a shot of apple cider vinegar every morning due to its other health benefits
The video below incorporates the use of hemp oil, Dr. Bronner’s soap, and apple cider vinegar. I have tried this method, and aside from being tedious, and foul smelling, the last step of applying the vinegar, actually caused a painful sting. I did not see results after almost two weeks of using this process. I do however usually like to be optimistic, so, I will attempt to try this method again. Also some treatments that do not work for me may possibly work for the next person, so I say try it yourself.
So there it is. and many others like it. I will try this method again and post my results, to see if this method of treating scalp psoriasis really works. In the meantime, I say try this method for yourself, you may find different results.
Can changing the way we think change the way we suffer. I say yes. Even with a diagnosis such as Psoriasis, one of the best things I will ever put my name behind is a book about Neuro Linguistic Programming called NLP: The Guide to Neuro Linguistic Programming. When first diagnosed, dermatologist Dr. Robert J. Signore, believed that my symptoms were brought on by stress, and perception calling my Psoriasis the “poor woman’s disease”. He proceeded to give me a placebo (water with sepia), and told me to try to stay relaxed, and that my Psoriasis symptoms would subside.
I felt patronized and insulted that he was treating my Psoriasis, this newly experienced disease, as some sort of state of mind. A state of mind that I could control with my thoughts. Having painful sores spreading over my entire body, he felt water with sepia would cure my mental affliction and Psoriasis would no longer ail me. However absurd, state of mind can actually be important when dealing with Psoriasis. The World Health Organization states that nearly 7% of psoriasis patients end their lives in suicide. I am no exception to this statistic, as I felt like If I could not be part of society, or would end up homeless trying to pay for treatment, that I had no real quality of life. Gaining control of your emotional state while expressing signs of inflammation, can be a key component in treating and preventing symptoms of Psoriasis.
Having this information, I scoured the internet on ways for the regular person to get a healthy grasp on the self-image without expensive therapy, or support groups. What I did find was Neuro Linguistic Programming. The techniques taught in Neuro Linguistic practices, teach the individual to overcome fears, habits, procrastination and increase their personal level of confidence.
While all of this seems a little in the interest of self-help, when a person is diagnosed with Psoriasis, it can wear on the self-image, creating an unhealthy fear of social situations. If feeling good about the self, can help increase social interactions, create healthy relationships, and decrease the incidence of isolation, depression and even suicide, then I say this is a must. In the novel Social we see that being social is not just a crucial part of human development, but has been for the span of our evolution, making us the advanced species we are today. Even certain mammals find strength in numbers, and having strong social networks can help us to thrive.
When we relate the correlation of diet with the prevalence of inflammation and psoriasis symptoms, having control of impulses, and making lifestyle changes starts with the mind, and can be greatly improved with NLP training. Using exercises to fight that little voice in our head is not only beneficial to Psoriasis sufferers, but it is useful for overall health. Even for the person not afflicted, having control over your life can be rewarding in every way. Learning these techniques have improved my life and brought me from a place of desperation and solitude, to living a life of optimism and strength. Even giving me the confidence to start this site. I highly recommend this area of learning to anyone reading this.