Psoriasis and How Meditation Can Help With the Symptoms
Psoriasis is a long-lasting, non-contagious autoimmune disease which appears as raised areas of abnormal skin that can be red, pink or purple as well as dry, itchy and scaly.
And it can cause considerable discomfort.
Meditation is said to be helpful in combatting this discomfort
In fact, research has found that eight to twelve weeks of guided meditation can help ease the symptoms of psoriasis.
A calmer mind can help to slow down the nervous system, improving symptoms at the same time.
Of course with busy schedules, it can sometimes be difficult to find five or ten minutes each day to fit in a session of meditation. And even if you do find the time, it can be difficult to know how to start.
Suggestions on how to meditate to ease psoriasis discomfort
- Start by focussing on your breathing.
- You can choose to sit upright or to lie down. Breathe in for six breaths, hold for four breaths, breathe out for six breaths and then hold for four breaths.
- Repeat that four times.
In addition, think of something calming to visualize while you meditate. It can be imagining sitting on the edge of a jetty while you look out to sea or across a lake. If a stray thought suddenly comes into your mind, imagine that thought is a ship sailing on the water. You can jump off the ship, let it sail away and go back to your jetty and your meditating!
Another suggestion is to search You-tube for a 15-minute "meditation track" which you could find very helpful.
More about psoriasis
Psoriasis varies in severity from small localized patches to even complete body coverage.
There are five main types of psoriasis:
- Plaque which is the most common form appearing as red patches with white scales on top.
- Guttate has drop-shaped lesions.
- Inverse appears as red patches in skin folds.
- Pustular which presents as small, non-infectious, pus-filled blisters.
- Erythrodermic psorisis occurs when the rash becomes very widespread, also possibly developing from any of the other types of psoriasis.
What else can you do to prevent the discomfort of psoriasis?
While there is no actual cure for psoriasis, it is possible to control the frequency and severity of psoriasis symptoms and this can be done naturally with a product that is safe, gentle and soothing.
H-Psoriasis Formula is a breakthrough topical homeopathic product that also contains pure natural essential oils - and minus any harmful chemicals or additives.
The Formula has a deep penetrating action that is gentle on the skin and is effective for most types of psoriasis including erythrodermic psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, guttate, inverse and psoriatic arthritis. When there are psoriatic arthritis symptoms, H-Psoriasis Formula can be used together with the natural arthritis product H-Arthritis Formula.
The Formula is topically applied to the condition three times per day with just a few drops per application to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis quickly and effectively.
Living with psoriasis can be a challenge and not just because of the physical symptoms and discomfort but also the stress that often comes with managing a chronic skin condition.
If you can practise mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine, this will help to alleviate stress which is often a trigger for psoriasis flare-ups.
While mindfulness and meditation might not completely cure your psoriasis, incorporating these practices into a comprehensive skin care routine including H-Psoriasis Formula can lead to noticeable improvements in your condition, enhancing your overall well-being and better managing your psoriasis symptoms.
Check out this link for images of the skin condition psoriasis.
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