Shingles and Psoriasis are skin conditions that can not only devastate the skin, but can wreak havoc on a person’s entire life.
When my friend suffered with the pain of shingles recently, she told me how it negatively affected her ability to move, regulate her body temperature, sleep, or control her emotions. Her peace of mind had vanished. Thank heavens she’s back to her old self now, but during the worst of it, she had gone from being a vibrant, upbeat, confident woman to a teary, tentative shadow of herself.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 3 people will develop shingles at some point in their lives, with an estimated 1 million cases of shingles each year in the United States. The risk of developing shingles increases with age, with approximately half of all cases appearing in those who are 60 and older.
A shingles rash can appear anywhere on the body. Often, though, it’s found on the right or left side of the torso. It may also spread to the face, back, chest, or abdomen. The rash is usually quite painful, itchy, and sensitive to the touch. There may be pain at the surface of the skin a few days before the noticeable rash develops. Other shingles symptoms may include fever, fatigue, and headache.
Psoriasis was not a condition I was familiar with until I had to learn about it “first-hand” while volunteering at the Center in Tucson years ago. A young man with a full-blown flare-up came in for a Bio-Touch session. Being a new, inexperienced practitioner, I was frightened by the state of his skin. It threw me for such a loop, I later included the gut-wrenching experience in Chapter 5 of my book, Bio-Touch: Healing With The Power In Our Fingertips.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis. Many begin to see symptoms between 15 and 30 years of age. Another peak time for psoriasis symptoms is between the ages of 50 and 60.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder, and it can appear on different places on the body at different times. Patches of dead, scaly skin typically form on the torso, scalp, knees, and elbows. Psoriasis may also affect the fingernails and toenails. The red rash of psoriasis may be covered with silvery scales or dry, cracked skin. The affected areas may itch or burn.
Bio-Touch, the most unique healing technique, has been shown to ease the pain and other symptoms associated with shingles and psoriasis. It’s the perfect complementary therapy to mainstream medical treatment and is easy for everyone to learn.