integrative dermatology

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.
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.
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.
Indigo Naturalis
Indigo NaturalisIndigo naturalis is an Old-World plant with multiple uses. Used in China for centuries as a traditional medicine, current clinical studies are proving its effectiveness as well as identifying mechanisms of action.
PODCAST: Considering alternativesPeter Lio, M.D., assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago, discusses his interest in alternative medicine, the legitimacy and usefulness of certain therapies, and which therapies you might consider for different conditions.
Integrative dermatology is underused in Western medicineIntegrative dermatology is an underused therapeutic modality in Western medicine. It is a holistic approach to the and management of various dermatologic disease and conditions. When implemented appropriately, therapeutic outcomes can be improved, according to a clinician who spoke at the 71st annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.