Is Psoriasis Curable?
Can I Cure My Psoriasis?
Is psoriasis curable, is it actually possible to one day think that it will be gone? Many patients I have seen over the years Look primarily at treating their skin when it comes to getting rid of their psoriasis, but the problem lies a lot deeper than just the skin. Treating the skin alone without addressing the underlying causes is a complete waste of time and will at best only yield (very) temporary results.
All too many health-care professionals I know also just treat the skin, without paying sufficient attention to the person’s overall health and well-being.
Looking to the skin for the cause of psoriasis is like looking at the tip of an iceberg and assuming it to be the entire structure. No matter how much ice you try to remove from the iceberg’s tip, the iceberg will remain and never disappear, and all because the main body lies beneath the surface.
As you take ice away, more ‘magically’ appears from seemingly nowhere. Psoriasis is very much like this, you keep on applying potions and take medicines and the problem disappears for a brief period of time, only to resurface later. At first psoriasis appears quite apparent, it is the skin, and it is the skin that needs treatment and “curing” of these terrible lesions. But down the track you begin to realize that these topical treatments are fruitless. Most chronic psoriasis patients I have known through my work as a naturopath go through the stage of trying just about every conceivable medical treatment for psoriasis, including many lotions, potions and treatments on their skin, ranging from various natural and pharmaceutical ointments, including creams, oils, steroidal preparations, coal tar, ultraviolet psoriasis treatment, and plenty more. But the psoriasis keeps coming back, month after month, year after year, until the patient has exhausted all avenues of topical (skin) treatment. Some try diet changes and some are even enlightened enough to try a few lifestyle changes, but still – the psoriasis keeps on coming back. Many give up and just learn to live with their psoriatic lesions, thinking, “This is how it’s going to be for the rest of my life”.
When I started to research information for my natural Psoriasis Program, I found an incredible amount of medical and research-based websites explaining to the reader that there is “no known cause or cure” for psoriasis. I’ve never believed this to be true, there is a cause and there must be cures possible. For an effect to happen there has to be a cause underpinning it, every single time. Nothing happens “per chance” in your body, and symptoms are always the results of a disturbance taking place inside the body. Just like the iceberg, it will be primarily hidden in diseases of “no known cause or cure”. If researchers take the time to look a lot deeper they will see that there is a lot more going on beneath the surface in psoriasis, and that if they focus their attention to what lies beneath the skin it could make all the difference In the world.
But the problem is complex you see, it is not a cause that jumps right at you and stares you in the face, such as bacteria or a pathogen causing an infection, like inflammation causing heart disease, like a fall causing a broken hip, etc. It is a hidden cause, and because the cause is non-apparent, hidden and difficult to find it is ignored and only the skin is treated.
Cases such as psoriasis intrigued me for as long as I have been a health-care professional, and I have always tried to find an underlying cause when it comes to such ‘incurable’ diseases. In my opinion, there is not really a case of psoriasis that is ‘incurable’, but I certainly have found many psoriasis patients who didn’t want to stick with my treatment recommendations long enough to get the result. It is also worth mentioning that there are plenty of skin specialists (Dermatologists) out there with incurable belief systems when it comes to psoriasis, which play into the hands of their psoriasis patients by continually prescribing toxic drugs for both internal and external use. Little attention is paid to the patient’s lifestyle apart from a prescription perhaps for an antidepressant. Conventional medical doctors pay little to no attention in recommending dietary changes, and detoxification? Well according to conventional medicine detox it is ‘nonsensical’ and entirely ‘unscientific’. But is not prescribing toxic drugs to psoriasis patients for countless years nonsensical and unscientific, when many side-effects are experienced that are potentially more harmful than the psoriasis itself?
There is no doubt, it takes TIME to heal psoriasis on a deep level, but is it realistically possible to get rid of your psoriasis completely? The answer is a resounding YES. I’ve seen it in many cases, but these were the patients who had exhausted all means and were not only desperate for a complete cure, they were the type of patient willing to do anything to get rid of their psoriasis completely, and who fully complied with treatment. These were the patients who taught me that it is possible to become cured, and to remain that way for life. These were the patients who inspired me to put pen to paper and to share the Psoriasis Program with psoriasis patients just like you.
Cures all depend on the attitude and tenacity of the patient. I advise my psoriasis patients to pull out every ounce of determination they can muster, yet to become more relaxed and confident in knowing that they CAN get rid of the lesions. Many patients have become really well and entirely happy with their results, whereas others have commented, “If I knew that the treatment was going to be like this I would have never started”. It is important for the psoriasis patient to know that psoriasis is considered one of the most difficult, if not ‘impossible’, of all chronic skin conditions to cure, and that it is crucial to get on the right track as far as long-term treatment is concerned. But thirdly, and most importantly, a psoriasis patient must develop the ability to have plenty of PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION.