alternative medicine

Alternative approaches for psoriasisFor patients who need or want alternative approaches for treating psoriasis, balenotherapy, curcumin, indigo naturalis, fish oil supplementation, and dietary control may provide effective relief, either alone or as integrative therapy.
Alternative therapies hold promise for rosaceaSome unconventional therapies for rosacea get to the root of the problem, with apparent positive impacts on inflammation, skin barrier dysfunction and vascular function.
Oatmeal soothes, relieves, and inhibits viruses
Oatmeal soothes, relieves, and inhibits virusesGood for more than a morning meal, oatmeal soothes angry skin, relieves itching, and even has an antimicrobial effect.
The surprising benefits of coconut oil in skin therapy
The surprising benefits of coconut oil in skin therapyThere seems to be renewed interest in coconut and other natural oils, with topics as far-flung as using coconut oil as a sunscreen (spoiler: it didn’t work very well!) Here, we’ll tell you where it does show promise.
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapies
The good, the bad, the ugly of alternative therapiesAsk your patients about their use of alternative/complementary therapies, which are often helpful but can cause or worsen skin problems.
Honey's use in skin therapy
Honey's use in skin therapyGiven the numerous types of honey and geographic variances of bee products and what is known already about honey’s use in skin therapy, it follows that there is likely untapped potential for dermatologic application, and more investigation is clearly warranted.
Tea tree oil: What can it do for your patients?
Tea tree oil: What can it do for your patients?Studies are available that show promising application of tea tree oil for various dermatologic infections such as bacterial and fungal conditions and molluscum as well as inflammatory conditions such as acne
Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oil
Skin barrier benefits of sunflower seed oilSafe, inexpensive, and widely available, sunflower oil seems a reasonable consideration for any patient with impaired skin barrier, so long as there is not a known sunflower seed allergy.
Alternative treatment options for acne
Alternative treatment options for acneIn addition to being one of the most prevalent and all-too-familiar skin conditions, acne is also one of the most common skin diseases for which patients have begun to seek alternative treatment therapies. learn more.
The Irregular Border
The Irregular BorderThere is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.