DID you know that skin is the largest organ in the body covering about two square metres in total?

Skin plays a vital role in our overall well being, it not only protects us, keeps us warm, helps us to cool down and allows us to interact with the world, but it also shows how healthy we are on the inside.

Homeopathy is a complementary therapy that can be used to help with skin conditions for all the family including psoriasis, eczema, skin tags, acne and dry skin.

Homeopathy Awareness Week, from June 14-21, will this year focus on this popular area and how homeopathy may play a part.

Nailsworth and Stroud based student homeopath Sam Pereira said, “ In the Stroud valleys there is a great interest in holistic healthcare and skin complaints are one of if not the most common problems that patients seek homeopathic consultations for.

Homeopathic philosophy approaches skin disorders in a holistic way, not just looking at the skin symptoms in isolation.

As a student homeopath, working under close supervision with an experienced homeopath, I will not necessarily prescribe topical creams or even homeopathic medicines directed towards skin conditions alone but instead I will spend a great deal of time exploring all aspects of an individual looking at how the body is functioning as a whole, including the impact of physical and emotional stress on the skin.

Prescriptions are tailored to each individual patient according to their specific symptoms."