Leading Integrated Healthcare

Skin problems

 

Why skin is so important

We often forget that our skin is our body’s largest organ and its first line of defence. Skin ailments are often a visible symptom of internal imbalances, as well as being very uncomfortable and bad for our self-confidence. Integrated treatment can be very helpful. Our skin not only acts as a barrier and filter keeping outside elements from disrupting our bodies’ functions, but also regulates many of our internal processes. It also keeps body’s temperature regulated and protects it from harmful agents, and plays a big role in the effectiveness of our immune system.

 

We really understand your problem

We understand how disruptive to your day-to-day existence skin problems can be. Our expert practitioners have years of experience in dealing with skin problems using a whole range of approaches depending on what works best for a particular problem. We can use nutritional therapyherbal medicine, acupuncture, conventional western treatments, homeopathy, and mind-body treatments to help resolve your problem.

Our Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Team offer an integrated approach to pain management using acupuncture, body work and herbal medicine.

 

Take Action now – Speak to our dermatology expert Stefan Chmelik

 

Call us on 0845 6769699 or email us. All calls are completely confidential and we will treat you with the respect and sensitivity that you deserve. We can also refer you to an expert Consultant Dermatologist in our building if needed.

You have suffered long enough, act now and contact us.

More information about specific skin problems

You can find more information about specific skin problems elsewhere on our website.

Testimonials

Dr Kaplan: Provocative Therapy

In December 2012, as result of a stress at work, I suffered from severe anxiety, fear, panic attacks, tachycardia and insomnia.These symptoms became increasingly severe and were associated with low self-esteem and loss of self-confidence. I consulted my GP who prescribed Citalopram and beta blockers for the tachycardia. The antidepressant did not suit me and I felt worse. I was then referred to Dr Brian Kaplan, to be treated with the ‘Provocative Therapy’. This treatment adapted by Dr Kaplan, is based on the principle that the therapist ask questions covering all aspects of the patient’s life, by exaggerating the meanings of it. During the 1 hour session, the patient experiences a strong reaction, triggered by the ‘Provocative’ input of the therapist. Initially, there is an increased fear with regression to the childhood, associated to strong emotions and sorrow, which may precipitate sobbing. Subsequently, this state is followed by a phase of self-analysis which is more constructive. The ‘provocation’ breaks the pattern of the patient’s own feelings of hopelessness and discomfort. In fact, there is an opening of the self-image and a critical strong desire for change, in response to the provocation, which can be at times, outrageous. I underwent 9 weekly sessions during which I progressively became free from fear. The anxiety and panic attacks reduced significantly and I started to know what I want from my life and became more positive and optimistic. At the end of the 9 weeks, I acquired my self-confidence and self – esteem together with a new approach in my life which initially appeared to me broken and rather useless. The 9 sessions – in my opinion – were sufficient to resolve the initial acute state with anxiety and I felt a person full of interest and happier.  It is more than one year since I started the ‘provocative therapy’ with Dr Kaplan and I have not had any relapse to the original symptoms and discomfort. I strongly recommend this this therapy as a novelty; this is medication- free and can produce resolution of the acute psychological/mental conditions, quicker than the conventional therapies. In order to be successful, it is crucial that the patient collaborates and has complete trust in the therapist. The scientific process of such a treatment is not yet known and /or clarified. However, a number of recent studies in Neurophysiology and Psychiatry have shown the importance of hexogen and endogen stimuli, which can triggers and induce changes in the brain in response to the external inputs, acting via the hypothalamic/endocrine axes. It can be suggested that some of these mechanisms may be involved in the therapeutic process of the Provocative Therapy, but a lot of work needs to be in hand.

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