Can Meditation Improve Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis?

Have you ever heard of the term mindful meditation?

Psychitrists have use this technique for years to help change the emotional style of dpressed patients. But, can this technique change or have a positive effect on skin condition which is brought on by stress, anxiety, and trauma? Acne, psoriasis, and eczema would be the logical choices because of the emotional toll they can take on an individual.

Mindul meditation in its simplest form provides an individual with greater resiliance and quicker recovery from emotional setbacks It does this by weakening and breaking down the chain of negative asociations which has kept people obsessed about a setback, situation, or condition.

Now, fast forward to present day and this individual that is swallowed up by negative emotions resulting from a skin condition.

Meditation for Skin Conditions

Meditation for Skin Conditions

If a person had the capacity to develop an equality to prevent the spiraling dwon effect associated with trauma, depression, stress, and anxiety…chances are they could prevent an acne, eczema, or psoriasis attack.

How does mindful meditation work?

A quick history shows that back in the 1980’s scientists began a quick look at the relationship between emotions and depression. Many experts theorized that recovery from emotional trauma was a result of the brain’s emotional centers. Interestingly enough, an individual’s ability to vanquich feelings of grief, anger, and sadness was reflective of activity in the prefrontal cortex.

Even more significant was the fact that the activation in the prefrotal cortex was over 30 times more apparant in the resilient person that the one that wasn’t.

So, the next question which rose was what function did the prefrontal cortex play in regards to emotion and specifically controlling skin conditions?

To begin to hypothesize this we need to look at six key elements of emotional style:

1. resilience
2. outlook
3. self-awareness
4. social intuition
5. attention
6. sensitivity to context

To answer this question, researchers needed to look at larges bundles of neurons which ran from the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala.

What’s the amygdala?

It’s involved in the dealing with negative emotions and stress, trauma, and fear,. These are all the triggers which can bring on an acne, eczema, and psoriasis attack.

Results from the research were intersting. It was found that individuals having greater activation on the left side of the prefrontal cortex recovered at a faster pace than those that didn’t.

So could it be that the communication between areas of the brain actively can be the key to controlling the condition of your skin. If in fact this is true, mindful meditation could provide the key fro an individual to prevent stress realted attacks of acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Reference: Newsweek March 2012