Are you tired of eczema wreaking havoc on your skin and your emotions? Did you know that there may be a connection between your mind and your skin's health? It's true! According to Ted A. Grossbart, PhD, emotional problems can keep even the most sophisticated medical treatment from working. That's why it's important to explore your own emotional-physical connections and better manage eczema.
But wait, it gets even more interesting. Dr. Grossbart explains that the Itch-Scratch Cycle responsible for so much misery is also fertile ground for psychodermatology. That's right, psychological techniques can be vital tools for breaking the cycle and improving your skin's health.
So, how can you start exploring your emotional-physical connections? Simply understanding that there may be a link between how you feel and the health of your skin is a great first step. And don't worry, you're not alone in this struggle. Recent studies show that between 30 and 60 percent of people seeking medical attention for a skin problem experience significant underlying psychological turmoil.
To further explore this topic, be sure to check out Ted A. Grossbart, PhD's book, SKIN DEEP: A Mind/Body Program for Healthy Skin. You can also visit the National Eczema Association's website for more information and resources.
Don't let eczema control your skin and your emotions any longer. Start exploring your emotional-physical connections today and take control of your skin's health.