[dropcap style=”inverted”]P[/dropcap]soriasis is a chronic skin disorder that currently affects around 2.2 percent of the United States. This chronic skin disorder is commonly characterized by inflamed red patches covered by a silvery, flaky layer of skin that appear on many parts on the body, including the limbs and scalp.
Psoriasis, as a condition, mainly occurs when the immune system mistakes normal functioning skin cells for pathogens, which in turn, forces the immune system to send inaccurate signals to the brain. This reaction causes the skin to overproduce new skin cells.
When this happens, the surface layer of the skin starts taking on an inflamed appearance. There are five types of psoriasis; plaque psoriasis is considered most common. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin and the elbows of the knees, in addition to the scalp, hands and feet.
Psoriasis is one of many immune-related skin conditions. It’s a disease affecting the skin on a lifelong basis. There’s also no cure, as of this time. The condition itself is known to follow a pattern of acutely occurring flare-ups, alternating with periods of remission.
Psoriasis, however, can be controlled through various natural treatments, mainly for the purpose of subsiding the oft uncomfortable symptoms. All natural treatments are an alternative to regular psoriasis medication and topical creams. These treatments provide a way to relieve psoriasis symptoms without the harmful effects of medications and topical creams:
- Apple cider vinegar washes. There are alkaline properties within apple cider vinegar that may help reduce the reddening inflammation of psoriasis. You can try taking baths enhanced with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar at least three times a day before showering off. It’s also recommended to drink a glass of water containing 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to help hydrate and soothe your skin from the inside.
- Oatmeal products. Oatmeal contains oat extract, which has a soothing effect on skin. Oatmeal provides a short term remedy for psoriasis, as it helps soothe inflamed skin, but not reduce its appearance.
- Fish oils. Fish oil contains a high ratio of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have innate anti-inflammatory effects on the body. It also helps regulate the immune system, which in turn, may help reduce the chance of experiencing psoriasis flare-ups. Take two capsules of fish oil, twice per day, with meals.
- Eat skin-friendly foods. Dark chocolate, red and blue berries and even coffee are some of the foods containing anti-oxidant-friendly polyphenols, which force cell death in cancerous cells. Onions, green tea and the aforementioned berries also harbor helpful dietary flavonoids called quercetin that help regulate the immune system.
- Getting valuable exercise. Even exercise helps regulate psoriasis flare-ups. Take a walk or jog for at least 45 minutes per day if you can. This helps promote blood circulation throughout the body and help blood flow improve in your skin.
- Alkaline and Acidic water treatment from water ionizers.
See how pH 2.5 Acidic Water from our Kangen Water Ionizers can be used to treat various skin conditions including Psoriasis in the following video.
The facets of Kangen water
Water gets essentially split into two portions via electrolysis: alkaline and acidic. The alkaline portion of the water relieves dehydration, since the water is divided into tiny clusters of water molecules. The tinier, clustered portions of water can effectively enter skin cells, which in turn, completely hydrates them.
This restores the cells back to their normal functions, so they don’t invokes any additional auto-immune response. Patients who drink the alkaline portion of Kangen water see an improvement in their skin after a three to four month period, as long as they drink the water everyday.
The remaining acidic portion (2.5 pH) of Kangen water is used for topical applications. It helps restore the skin’s acid mantle, once a patient applies the topical water onto their psoriasis lesions. This helps the skin grow new skin cells in place of their damaged skin cells. It also prevents the skin cells from triggering their auto-immune effect.