Living with eczema: How I helped my daughter
Eczema: How I helped my daughter
Eczema is a very common skin condition due to skin inflammation. It may start at any age but the onset is often in childhood. According to the Irish Skincare Foundation, eczema affects one in five children in Ireland and about one in 12 adults. Some 65% of children grow out of it by age 7, 75% by age 16. But for a quarter of patients, it continues to adulthood.
The term ‘atopic’ is used to describe a group of conditions, which include asthma, eczema, hay-fever and food allergy. These conditions are all linked by an increased activity of the allergy side of the body’s immune system.
It can affect any part of the skin, including the face, but the areas that are most commonly affected are the creases in the joints at the elbows and knees, as well as the wrists and neck.
What people don’t realise, for example, is that for 60% of sufferers, itchy, sore skin causes sleep deprivation, leading to poor concentration and poor school or work performance. Often it causes bad mood in children and teenagers with eczema. They can become depressed and have low self esteem. Parents of children with moderate/severe eczema must establish a strict routine of daily baths, applying moisturiser at least three times a day and apply steroids. It’s very tough and parents and eczema suffers. Parents can feel tired, frustrated and hopeless. However there is hope ….
Hear Vashti’s story about eczema …..
I came across Kinesiology by chance. I have a young daughter who suffered very badly from eczema from the time she was born. It was so bad she barely slept at night as the itch was so bad. There were deep gouges in her wrists and ankles where she has scratched so much and they would not heal.
She was prevented in nursery from playing the water, sand and paint isolating her from the other kids. The creams prescribed by the doctors were generally not strong enough to make a difference. When we were prescribed something that worked as soon as she had finished the course it came back again within hours.
The day my daughter’s life changed – One day we were at swim lessons and another mother asked me about her skin and suggested I see a Kinesiologist… A what? I had no idea what this entailed but at this stage I was desperate and eager to try anything at this point.
After her consultation we found out that ‘whey protein’ was causing a problem, along with other foods. Two weeks after removing these things from her diet most of her skin cleared up and she was starting to sleep through the night. It was a few months later and some probiotcs that helped heal up the worse affected areas… I WAS HOOKED. I couldn’t believe the difference.
Then I started to research on the internet about Kinesiology and I came across KinesiologyZone. I read so much and watched lots of videos and found it could help with so many other things.
So I decided I wanted to take it further and I have not being disappointed.
I booked my place on “Balanced Health” the course being run in Donegal and couldn’t wait to get started. When I attended my first weekend I felt as if I had come home. The instructors were amazing as were my fellow students. As the weekend progressed I was absolutely amazed at the human body and what it can do. I went home to practise, I know I am only at the beginning of my learning but I have being able to help so many people already. I have being searching for a way to help others for a while now but before this I hadn’t found anything I was comfortable with.
Helping family through stressful house moves and job changes. One family member who always had trouble sleeping, now sleeps soundly every night through my help! I can now help people with digestive problems and stress issues.
I have found it a privilege to be able to help people in this way and I look forward to being able to do it more. One of the main reason that i decided to do this course was to help others the same way my daughter has being helped. I have being able to do this.
I have also felt the benefit of better health in my own life.
During our food testing segment in our first weekend i found that milk did not agree with me. At first i wasn’t going to do anything about the information as I love milk! But in the end decided to leave milk out of my diet for a couple of days and see what happened. And I was shocked. I had being suffering stomach problems for years and didn’t think much of it as I thought it was something I would just live with. However once I eliminated the milk, I no longer had the pain. I have also being pleasantly surprised by the fact that I have being feeling better as I treat other people. That was not something I was expecting”.
In Systematic Kinesiology, we have found in many cases that why people have allergies is not addressed. Nothing whatsoever has being done to deal with the causes of their problems. The questions of why they have allergies in the firs places are often not asked. We must remember each person has different nutritional needs and sensitivities. Everyone is different. One man’s meat is (frequently) another man’s or woman’s poison. What suits one person, certainly may not be all the suitable for another.
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