Massey Method Psoriasis Program
By Dr. Patrick B. Massey M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Elk Grove Village, IL, President, ALT-MED Medical and Physical Therapy Program, www.alt-med.org
A Wholistic Approach
I have never been happy with the usual medical approach to various skin conditions. Psoriasis is a case in point. Strong drugs, chemicals and ultraviolet light are the mainstay of therapy...but only treat the skin.
I have always felt that if you treat the whole person, you would get a better result. The Massey Method Psoriasis Program is cutting edge, treating all aspects of the disease with a safe and natural approach...and the results are terrific!
Psoriasis (sore-I-ah-sis) is a relatively common, immune-mediated chronic skin disease affecting more than 4.5 million Americans. It is a condition that is frequently found on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back and can be caused by stress, skin injury, some infections and drug reactions.
Psoriasis is skin cells piling up on the surface of the body faster than the body can shed them, resulting in silvery-red areas on the skin's surface. Psoriasis has a strong genetic link, appearing between 15 and 35, but can develop at any age. It is a not a contagious disease and is not transmitted from person to person.
Psoriasis can have a great impact on quality of life because of the emotional and physical effects (psoriasis on the hands and feet may affect function.)
About 80% of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis, characterized by well-defined patches of red, raised skin. Plaque psoriasis appears most commonly on the knees, elbows, scalp, trunk and nails.
Psoriasis treatment is divided into three basic categories: topical treatments; ultraviolet light, or a combination of ultraviolet light/medication); drugs or injections. Topical therapies inhibit skin cells growth. Drugs usually inhibit the immune system. Both can have significant side effects.
We know that changes in nutrition, stress reduction, specific vitamins and minerals and reducing the inflammatory response all improve psoriasis.
The Massey Method Psoriasis Program combines stress reduction, proper nutrition, specific vitamins/minerals and the best, all-natural, anti-inflammatory skin cream, resulting in a psoriasis therapy approach like no other in the country.
The Massey Method Psoriasis Program is designed to treat many aspects of psoriasis, both internal and external. A specific combination of topical therapy, nutritional changes and stress reduction results in a profound improvement of common psoriasis.
Unique, herbal-based anti-inflammatory skin cream, specific dietary supplements, concise dietary recommendations and stress reduction techniques are the foundation of my psoriasis program.
We have known, for decades, that psoriasis can be improved by reducing stress levels, making dietary changes, optimizing vitamins and minerals. That alone would be a good approach to psoriasis, but it can be better.
Several years ago, I discovered a skin cream that was the best wound healing product I have ever tested. Later, I found that it also works for psoriasis.
I feel that the combination of external (skin cream) and internal (diet changes, stress reduction, vitamins/minerals) offers the best likelihood of success.
There are no prescription drugs, no ultraviolet lamps or constant trips to the doctors office. My program empowers the patient with their own medical care...and at a fraction of the cost.
Health means to be in balance with yourself...mentally, physically, spiritually. Those medical approaches that emphasize the totality of well-being will, ultimately, produce the greatest achievements.