Skin, Hair and Nail Disorders

The skin is the largest organ of the body and forms our first line of defense against injury, infections and the environment. It not only acts as an important sensory organ, but also helps regulate body temperature among other functions. The Western biomedical medicine considers it an independent organ that can have disease conditions on its own, but in homeopathic medical philosophy, the skin is integrally connected to all other organ systems, especially the lungs and the nervous system. Countless case histories in homeopathic literature demonstrate how a disease condition (a health imbalance in the person, not an organ) when suppressed on the skin, can migrate from the skin to the lungs to the nervous system. A common example is development of asthma in children when their eczema is treated with steroidal creams. Disorders of the skin, hair and nails are usually a reflection of an internal disorder. It is crucial to identify the real cause and treat it. Ignoring the underlying causes and treating these superficially not only allows the health disorder to deepen, but often leads to more serious health implications.

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Skin:

Some common skin disorders (which are almost never only a ‘skin’ disorder) are:

  • Abscess
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Acne
    (Real cause: weak immune system, hormonal disorders, stress, food intolerances)
  • Athlete's foot or Tinea pedis
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Atopic dermatitis or eczema
    (Real cause: allergies, stress)
  • Contact dermatitis
    (Real cause: allergies, stress)
  • Diaper rash
    (Real cause: allergies, stress)
  • Dandruff
    (Real cause: weak immune system, hormonal disorders, stress, food intolerances)
  • Hives or urticaria
    (Real cause: allergies, stress, food intolerances)

  • Impetigo
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Lichen planus
    (Real cause: autoimmune disease, stress)
  • Molluscum contagiosum
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Pityriasis
    (Real cause: weak immune system)

  • Psoriasis
    (Real cause: autoimmune disease, stress)
  • Ringworm or tinea cruris
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Rosacea
    (Real cause: autoimmune disease, stress, hormonal disorder)

  • Vitiligo
    (Real cause: autoimmune disease, food intolerances, stress)
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
    (Real cause: weak immune system)
  • Shingles or Herpes zoster
    (Real cause: weak immune system, stress)
  • Sunburn
    (well, the sun!)
  • Warts
    (Real cause: weak immune system)

Hair:

Some common hair problems (that are never really ‘hair’ problems):

  • Baldness (bald patches, general baldness)
    (Real cause: Autoimmune disease, hormonal disorders)
  • Dry, brittle or lusterless hair
    (Real cause: nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disease, medication side effects)
  • Excess hair growth in women
    (Real cause: hormonal disorders)
  • Hairfall
    (Real cause: nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption of nutrients, poor sleep, stress, allergic reactions, hormonal disorders)
  • Premature graying of hair
    (Real cause: nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption of nutrients, poor sleep, stress, allergic reactions)

Nails:

Some common nail problems (that are never really ‘nail’ problems):

  • Crooked or distorted nails
    (Real cause: Autoimmune disease, fungal infection, injury)
  • Nail fungus
    (Real cause: Weak immune system, gut dysbiosis)
  • Weak or brittle nails
    (Real cause: nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption of nutrients)
  • Slow growth of nails
    (Real cause: nutritional deficiencies, malabsorption of nutrients, developmental disorders)

Treatment of Skin, Hair and Nail Disorders with the STEPS Program©:

The STEPS Program© approach is to address the root cause of the problem and treat it using natural healing modalities rather than just manage symptoms in a temporary manner.

How We Treat

The treatment approach can be summarized in 3 words.

Know. Heal. Evolve.

To truly heal, one must first know oneself, and all that causes one’s disease. For, it is only after true healing that one evolves to their full potential.

Dr Javed Hingora

Founder of the STEPS Program© and the KIDS Program©

Know. Heal. Evolve.

Step 1

Know

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the first step is to know what needs to be treated or changed. This analysis reveals the following about the person:

  • The person’s unique personality type, body type, sensitivities and associated factors involved in causing this disorder.
  • The current health status based on an analysis of genetic history, birth history, medical history, laboratory tests and evaluation by various holistic experts.
  • Lifestyle factors like diet, sleep, exercise, toxins that contribute to the condition
  • All therapies, interventions and changes needed to heal and restore normal functioning naturally
Step 2

Heal

Treatment

  • One or more of the appropriate natural therapies are employed from the STEPS Program©, and PhiloLife therapies, to treat the problem and its core causes.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
Step 3

Evolve

Prevention and Education

Resources for forming healthy habits and lifestyle choices are offered in collaboration with Philolife therapies

For more information Enquire
Step 1

Know

Diagnosis

Using the Health-O-Meter© Analysis, the first step is to know what needs to be treated or changed. This analysis reveals the following about the person:

  • The person’s unique personality type, body type, sensitivities and associated factors involved in causing this disorder.
  • The current health status based on an analysis of genetic history, birth history, medical history, laboratory tests and evaluation by various holistic experts.
  • Lifestyle factors like diet, sleep, exercise, toxins that contribute to the condition
  • All therapies, interventions and changes needed to heal and restore normal functioning naturally
Step 2

Heal

Treatment

  • One or more of the appropriate natural therapies are employed from the STEPS Program©, and PhiloLife therapies, to treat the problem and its core causes.
  • Periodic assessments are done to ensure progress and permanency of healing.
Step 3

Evolve

Prevention and Education

Resources for forming healthy habits and lifestyle choices are offered in collaboration with Philolife therapies

For more information Enquire