In Reply to: Incredible posted by Acheick on June 17, 2002 at 19:01:58:
Acheick, I had psoriasis. At times up to 75% of my body was covered. It was awful! After much research and years of going to conventional doctors, I ended up going down the "alternative medicine" road which was very educational, and ultimately very helpful. I am completely clear of the disorder and have been for some time. The skin is the largest organ in the body, so if anything is wrong inside the body, it can manifest itself through the skin. That doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the skin per say, but that there is a problem with the way the affected body functions. There was a time when I wanted to be a dermatologist, until I realized that it is actually the most usless of all the medical professions. They do not heal anything, they are strictly symptom illiminators, and they can't even get that figured out. They never will in my opinion, until they embrace a different philosophy, which again, they never will because the medical field is monopolized by five "big-wigs" that sit on the medical board. Conveniently, these five guys are the owners of the largest drug companies in the World. It is not in their best financial interst to develope a cure for a disease, but rather a symtom reliever that must be taken for the rest of the affected person's life. It's all politics! How sad. The only way you can be in control of your own health is to be completely educated about your body, and from every angle. I honestly don't know how they expect to heal people. The U.S. is the sickest nation in the World, and I think it's largely due to the corrupt medical system. Oops... I think I've rambled a bit...but it's an emotional subject for me and ultimately one that has changed my life.