From the Seattle PI, a wonderful roundup of natural remedies for eczema:
A recent double-blind study showed that virgin coconut oil helped decrease inflammation and itching while protecting the skin’s barrier function in patients with eczema. In addition, coconut oil reduced bacterial colonization of the skin common in eczema, which can help prevent infections of eczema lesions.
Patients with eczema are thought to have a defect in essential fatty acid metabolism. Increasing consumption of omega-3 fatty acids such as cold water fish or fish oil can help decrease inflammation of the skin. Another type of essential fatty acid known as gamma linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid found in evening primrose oil and borage oil, also has been shown in some studies to be helpful in the treatment of eczema.
Essential fatty acids
Some studies have shown that probiotics can be helpful, especially in children with eczema.
Chamomile has a long historical use for skin ailments. One study showed that topical chamomile cream was as effective as a type of low-dose steroid cream for eczema. It can also be taken internally as a tea.
Mind-body approaches such as biofeedback, hypnotherapy, relaxation techniques and meditation are effective tools for managing stress and can be a part of a treatment plan for eczema.
It's an exciting time at Somatic Vision — Our new comprehensive stress-reduction product, Alive, is in pre-release and is available to try out.
What does this mean to you? You can be among the first to benefit from Alive's multitude of audio and walk-through workshops, fun and diverse environments, and exciting games. Alive knows everybody learns best in their own way, and provides an array of on- and off-screen tools that will be sure to help you build balance, relief from stress, and better mental performance in your professional and personal life.
In an-ever busier world, Alive is a flagship product that trains you to develop drug-free, healthy skills and habits that are fun and easy to incorporate into your daily life to make it better. That's what Somatic Vision is all about.
Hours after completing an educational article about breathing for stress reduction, it seemed serendipitous to see this display at my local Rite Aid.
Evidence that Somatic Vision is part of a growing number of companies popularizing conscious breathing as the most effective way to relieve stress.
The RESPeRate focuses on reducing blood pressure specifically, whereas Somatic Vision takes a more broad approach to stress reduction and mental performance...but both see the simple act of breathing as the healthiest, most effective path.
Glad to see the idea is spreading!
You can download our FREE article about breathing for stress relief here.
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For 5 years now, Somatic Vision has been working with psychotherapists and biofeedback experts to put a fun — and effective — spin on the practice of biofeedback.
(If you're not familiar with it, biofeedback is the practice of using your body's signals to measure and display its stress levels. Through biofeedback, people can see the progress they are making as they learn to control "automatic" functions such as breathing and heart rate, thereby releasing stress and attaining better mental clarity in difficult situations.)
Now, Somatic Vision is taking its proven approach out of the clinic and and making it accessible to anyone in this busy world who is interested in improving their ability to succeed in stressful situations.more »
We got a call from the school principal: Our son is doing better! I'm sure that Dual Drive has had something to do with it. I love watching him calm down and breathe.