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Healing the Skin

Holistic Approaches to Treating Skin Conditions

May 2008
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  • Publisher
    Temple Lodge Publishing
  • Published
    6th May 2008
  • ISBN 9781902636917
  • Language English
  • Pages 224 pp.
  • Size 6.3" x 9.2"

Our skin is the visible barrier between what is inside and what is outside our bodies. It can respond with sensitivity to tender contact, allowing us to experience pleasure, or, when harmful influences arise, it can contract or erupt and lead to pain. The increasing prevalence in recent years of various types of skin conditions is an indication that toxic influences are on the increase.

A dermatologist, allergist, and physician, Lueder Jachens offers wise advice in Healing the Skin, an expertly written and helpful “owner’s handbook.” His concern is not only to offer his insights into the individual conditions, their causes, and how best to treat them, but also to present a holistic understanding of the skin itself—the largest human organ—to help us develop better health and harmony in the longer term.

Dr. Jachens’ authoritative guide begins with an anatomy of the skin and its relationship to the physical and spiritual levels of existence. He then goes on to study various specific conditions and their treatment, including psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, boils, hayfever, alopecia (hair loss), melanoma, abscesses, impetigo, fungal infections, herpes, scabies, head lice, sunburn, and much more.

C O N T E N T S:


The Human Skin
Anatomy of the Skin
The Skin and the Fourfold Human Being
The Skin and the Threefold Human Being
The Skin in the Field of Tension between Matter and Form
Acids Protecting the Skin
Why Are Humans Naked?

Skin Diseases
Causes of Skin Conditions
Treating Skin Conditions
Individual Skin Conditions
Skin Problems Connected with Pregnancy
Skin Conditions with Diabetes
External Injuries

In Conclusion

Useful Addresses
Further Reading

Lueder Jachens

Lueder Jachens, MD, born in Bremen in 1951, participated in anthroposophic medical student groups while studying medicine in Göttingen and Kiel, Germany. He specialized in dermatology and allergology before working in medical departments at an anthroposophically oriented hospital. Since 1992, he has worked in private practice as a skin specialist in Stiefenhofen/Allgaeu, Germany. He also developed the Christophorus Medical Center in Stiefenhofen.