It is often been said and indeed I have read it in many articles: you cannot cure Psoriasis.
You can live with it and tame it to a certain extent but your cannot cure it.
Sadly it is a lifelong condition and there is currently no cure, but there may well be times when the disease is in recession and it will not be so apparent on your body Although the complicated skin disorder may not be with you from childhood, once you have it will be with you for the rest of your life.
Lets just recap as to what this disease is:
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, non-contagious skin disease. Characterized by itchy, thick and raised red areas of skin covered with silvery-white scales, psoriasis affects 1 in 50 adults. This affliction makes it one of the world’s most common skin disorders. Appearing at any age, it can affect relationships, the ability to work and to enjoy leisure activities, and it cannot be cured only controlled. Or so it is said; now listen to this story:
An acquaints of mine suffered very badly from Psoriasis, lets call him Joe.
Joe came from a family of butches. His great grandfather stated a butches shop…Joes grandfather continued with the shop and with his son (Joe’s father) build up a chain of shops in towns around the midlands of England.
Joe was expected to work in the family business and when it came time to leave school; Joe asked if he could go to University and study but his father said no that it was Joes duty to continue the family tradition and continue to work and build up the butches business.
Not having a choice or money to do otherwise Joe became a master butcher and worked with his father in the business.
Joe also devolved Psoriasis during this time and as the years went by; the Psoriasis came and went and Joe went to doctors and tried creams and all the other treatments but to no avail.
When Joes father died, he was left with a thriving business and Psoriasis, which was slowly getting the better of him, no matter what he did.
One day, Joe, at the end of his tether, went to see a counsellor. After many sessions the counsellor said to Joe ” you are the wrong person in the wrong skin at the wrong time”.
Joe thought about this for some time and decide that the counsellor was right. So he sold up his business and went on to University where is very happy and content.
When Joe sold the business, so the Psoriasis left and has not returned.
I have nothing to add to this story expect to give a quote from Louise Hay’s book “You can heal your life “(ISBN 978-1-4056-4382-5). Louise says that suffers of Psoriasis should say this affirmation daily to themselves::::I am alive to the joys of living. I deserve and accept the very best in life. I love and approve of myself.