Skin Conditions

Your skin is a reflection of what is happening beneath the surface. Clear, smooth and healthy skin can often be an indicator of optimal health. However, if you are finding that your skin is breaking out, congested or dry and flaky, it tells us the story of what is happening a little deeper.

Instead of treating the skin topically, our Naturopathic approach to skin care is from the inside out. We focus on addressing not only your topical symptoms, but the underlying drivers of your skin’s troubles. With this deep level of healing, we are able obtain long term and sustainable results for our clients.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It contributes greatly to how you eliminate toxins and waste products. For this reason, when other eliminatory systems are not functioning optimally, pressure increases on our skin system,  causing breakouts, dryness or congestion.

Causes of Skin Conditions Include

  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Poor gut and liver function
  • Diet and nutritional deficiencies
  • Lifestyle habits
  • Medications
  • Topical skincare products
  • Allergies, food sensitivities and weakened immune system
  • Poor circulation or lymphatic flow
  • Poorly-managed stress

Treatment for Skin Problems

Naturopathy is traditionally an excellent approach to treat problem skin. A Naturopath will diagnose the root cause/s of your skin troubles in order to understand your skin’s unique needs. During your initial consultation, your Naturopath will dive deeply into every aspect of your health to determine these specific underlying drivers. You’ll receive a detailed treatment plan specifically for you, to soothe your skin and return it to glowing health.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine is also used with great success to treat skin conditions. As with most conditions, a number of sessions may be necessary and your acupuncturist will outline a treatment plan at the beginning of your care.