Heat Rashes….What can I do?

Speaking of the blooms of summer..many people this time of the year come for kinesiology treatments suffering from prickly heat rashes. They can be very irritating and unsightly especially for fair skinned people. It can appear anywhere on the body and is red and consists of hundreds of tiny little raised bumps.

The main reason I have found for this reaction is a sluggish liver and bowel or being over tired. If the body is suffering form adrenal exhaustion the body is much more sucepticble to allergic type reactions. The skin is the largest organ in the body and skin issues will arise when one or more of the other elimination pathways is not working. The body excretes its waste through 1. Sweat. 2. Faeces, 3 urine, 4. Carbon dioxide.

When these are under pressure, overstressed or overly burdened..they fail to work at their optimum, after a period of time as elimination is not efficient the skin erupts. Treating the skin is not the answer. Treatment must come form the inside out, treatment must be based on the actual cause or the reason behind the sluggish elimination in the first place.

Usually prickly heat rashes occur this time of the year due to excess heat. The liver generates a lot of heat at the best of times, when it is overworked or stressed out it creates even more heat, this topped with the warm/hot humid conditions..the skin reacts. They normally clear up after a few days on their own. It is best to keep the body cool with cool showers, drink plenty of cool water and  eat cooling foods e.g lettuce, cucumber, asparagus, apples, carrots, mangoes, celery, beetroot.

Nettle tea is great at flushing out the liver. Nourish the skin with natural oils, Wear lose fitting clothes, leave a window open at night time. Take good care of yourself in the hot sun,avoid strenuous activity which causes you to sweat excessively..the pores can get blocked and exacerbate the problem .

Kinesiology treatments can quickly and easily determine why the liver/detox pathways are sluggish in the first place. There may be hormonal problems, natural high levels of inflammation chemicals which induce histamine like responses, toxins may be present, food intolerances may be an issue, stress, lack of nutrients, lack of absorption by the body and so on,