Case Study: Scalp & Facial Psoriasis
Roger had scalp and facial psoriasis for 13 years. At first, it appeared on his scalp and seemed like dandruff. So, he just ignored it. But over time, it continued to get worse until larger parts of his scalp were affected, and patches and plaques moved beyond his hairline to his forehead, eyebrows and areas around the mouth as well.
His skin was forever itching, flaking, peeling and occasionally left raw patches underneath. Other times, Roger’s skin would look very red and irritated. Additionally, his inner ear would develop extra skin that felt very irritating.
Roger was very enthusiastic about trying herbal medicine but confessed that he had issues with certain flavor profiles. So, instead of prescribing liquid herbal formulas, we agreed to use dried, granulated herbs that were encapsulated in gel caps. Because the gel caps only hold .7grams, Roger had to take 20 capsules, 3x’s daily.
In order to treat the skin from the inside and outside, we also used herbal topicals. The nighttime herbal topical required him to wear a shower cap to promote deeper penetration (and to keep his pillow sheets clean!).
AFTER 1 MONTH
Roger saw results rather quickly. In fact, at his first check-up, he couldn’t remember scratching his head at all. The plaques were still there, but they didn’t bother him and thus, he was very motivated to continue taking the gel caps as well as the topicals.
AFTER 3 MONTHS
Roger’s scalp psoriasis is entirely gone, the excessive ear skin issue is completely resolved, and his facial psoriasis is mostly gone except for some flaking by the eyebrows. He admits he wasn’t as consistent with applying the topical on these areas but is now inspired to do so.
WHAT ROGER SAYS
“I cannot endorse Amethysts Holistic Skin Solutions or Dr. Friedman highly enough. I have been plagued by Psoriasis for years, and under her treatment I have finally begun to see an improvement. She worked with me in order to develop a routine that worked and explained things in a way that got me past my misgivings. I would recommend anyone giving it a chance because it has certainly worked wonders for me. I’ll go forward with clearer skin and a new outlook on topicals. Thank you, Dr. Friedman!”
* Roger is a pseudonym to protect patient privacy
* Everyone’s healing timeline depends on their unique combination of contributing factors.
HOW TO GET HELP
Over 8 million people in the US suffer from psoriasis. If you know someone who would like to heal, Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions offers complimentary consultations to anyone interested in learning more about herbal dermatology solutions. We help psoriasis patients all over the US, in-person in our Chicago office or via video conference.
Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM, LAc, Cert. TCM Dermatology, is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats eczema, TSW, psoriasis, and acne patients throughout the US in person and via video conferencing using only herbal medicine. Olivia earned a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as well as a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine Dermatology. Outside of the office, Olivia serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Acupuncturists, the Advisory Board of LearnSkin and the faculty of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Support Group sponsored by the National Eczema Association.