Holistic Approaches for Dealing with Rosacea
The Real Problem and Solution Can Be Found Internally
by Jason Eagle
Rosacea (roe-ZAY-she-uh) is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in the face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. Often it can appear as the classic “butterfly” rash over the cheeks and nose and can also be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.
One of the most confusing things about Rosacea is that the signs and symptoms may flare up, for weeks or months, and then go away for a while. Experts don’t have a clear understanding of exactly what causes this chronic skin condition, but they do know that it runs in families and there are 5 common triggers:
1. Alcohol: Alcohol can dilate the tiny blood vessels in the face, causing the face to flush.
2. Spicy or hot foods and drinks: Foods that contain spicy ingredients can affect the blushing areas of the face, leading to redness.
3. Exercise: Regular exercise is important for everyone, but it’s also a common trigger for rosacea flare-ups.
4. Sun and wind exposure: Sun exposure, hot and cold temperatures and wind exposure frequently aggravate rosacea symptoms.
5. Anxiety and stress: Stress and anxiety can cause rosacea symptoms to worsen.
There are several ways to address Rosacea from a holistic approach. Most treatments revolve around topical treatments; but as we know, the real problem and solution can be found internally. The condition causes red patches and visible blood vessels on the face, that means there is internal inflammation, sticky blood (blood cells that "clump" together and “blow out” the small blood vessels) and weak muscles in the micro-vessels themselves.
Help for this “heat inflammation” may be achieved with B vitamins, such as those found in Premier Research Labs (PRL) Max Stress B. Cod liver oil or fish oil may "lubricate" the blood and help prevent "clumping."
To help strengthen and upregulate microcirculation in those tiny vessels of the face, there is a PRL supplement called Circuzyme. Circuzyme contains specialized cardiovascular nutrients derived from Italian blood oranges.
A combination of the right vitamins, nutrients and an awareness of the hidden common triggers, and you'll have a recipe for a clear and healthy face..not to mention the whole body.
Jason Eagle, Quantum Reflex Analyst and Licensed Massage Therapist, practices at Strategic Healing in Auburn Hills, MI. For more information, call 734-985-5891 or visit: StrategicHealing.us.