Rarely do naturopathic doctors treat skin conditions with only topical interventions. Our approach to treating skin problems is based upon healing the body from the inside out. Skin conditions most commonly stem from functional problems within the body. Impaired detoxification pathways, dysregulated immune function and poor digestion are predominant underlying factors contributing to skin problems. Although emphasis on internal treatment remains the foundation of care, topical naturopathic skin treatments are an integral part of repairing damaged tissue and restoring the epithelium. All of the topical treatments we recommend are naturally derived and will not cause harm to the body when absorbed into the bloodstream (if you can’t put it in your body- you shouldn’t put it on your body!). The skin is a major organ and whatever you put on your skin, whether it be chemicals, herbs or nutrients, will be absorbed.
Skin Conditions we treat:
- Fungal infections