Skin Conditions: A Natural Approach

by Dr. Martin Orimenko,

In my experience, most skin conditions are either caused by or made worse by heat and a toxic bowel. This is true for eczema, acne and even psoriasis.

From a natural medicine perspective, skin conditions are usually related to some issue with your food, nutrition or internal balance. I know from personal experience that diet and cleansing is key. You can soothe an itchy rash somewhat with topical treatments, but the real cure is internal. You can reduce pimples with various ointments, but for lasting relief you must address the inner physiology. The outer skin is a reflection of the ‘inner skin’ which is the lining of the alimentary canal (digestive tract). If there is inflammation and irritation in the digestive tract, then it perpetuates the same on the outer surface of the body.

Testing for food allergies and sensitivities, intestinal yeast overgrowth and toxicity, as well as for deficiencies of certain nutrients such as zinc and essential fatty acids are the starting points from an alternative health care perspective – using muscle response testing, also known as Kinesiology. This approach is quick, simple, non-invasive and provides highly valuable information about your specific body chemistry and imbalances. It might be necessary to address emotional factors and chemical sensitivities as well when treating skin conditions.

Finding a practitioner who does similar muscle response testing so together you can come up with a treatment plan that will work best for you and your body’s needs. In the absence of that, another approach is medical tests (blood, stool and allergy testing), or doing an elimination diet and ‘candida cleanse’ and see what happens. But the medical tests, elimination diet and cleanse can miss the mark at times. The muscle-testing is quite accurate. Patients can achieve excellent results by successfully clearing up frustrating and uncomfortable skin conditions by working with a holistic health care doctor to address the internal imbalances.

If you are experiencing nagging health issues, please consider making an appointment with an Alternative Health Care Practitioner who can examine any food sensitivities, allergies and/or other underlying issues to help bring your body back into balance.

For those seeking Alternative Medicine near Philadelphia or Natural Medicine near Philadelphia, the blog at is a good source of holistic health care advice.

Dr. Martin is a licensed Chiropractor, Nutritionist and Naturopath. In order to gain a broad perspective on healing holistically, Dr. Martin has studied more than a dozen healing arts, including Ayurvedic Medicine, Acupuncture & Acupressure, Reiki and Breathwork with some of the top healers in this country and abroad. He is both technically skilled and highly intuitive. He has been in practice since 1990, and has treated over 5000 patients with a wide range of health conditions. Dr. Martin is at Live Well Holistic Health Care Center on the Main Line, PA in Ardmore.

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