By now, you’ve probably figured out on your own that the skin that wraps our bodies is serviced by the nervous system. Therefore, chemical imbalances related to mood disorders can cause reactions in the skin. Some chronic skin symptoms are itchy (such as eczema), annoying (like acne), dangerous, or extremely painful.
Many people are very much aware of the fact that when they have been under a great deal of stress or have been plagued by anxiety, chronic skin symptoms occur, often initially by breaking out in hives or acne.
The skin is our bodies’ first line of defense and every day it is bombarded by bacteria, viruses, fungi and others that are constantly present in our environment. Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster (shingles) are common skin infections, which can be painful.
Normally, when we are healthy and at peace, our immune system can ward off the vast majority of infectious attacks. Ongoing stress, depression and anxiety, however, can wear down the immune system and leave the skin more vulnerable to whatever microbes happen to land on it. When the immune isn’t functioning properly, the patient is not only subjected to greater suffering, but runs the risk of their condition becoming systemic.
The best treatment is prevention by maintaining the balance of neurons that supply the skin. If you have chronic, recurring and otherwise unexplained skin symptoms, assume there is a neurochemical imbalance somewhere be hind that symptom, My goal is to treat it as such until or unless proven otherwise. There is nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain using the diagnostic treatment approach to ongoing skin conditions. Call me at (949) 481-0118, or complete our online form to discuss these stress symptoms with me.