Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedies

The Psoriasis Program

Eric Bakker is the mastermind behind this highly effective program. This guy is a functional medicine practitioner, a health researcher, Neuropathic Physician, a presenter and the author. This program contains different sections with each of them addressing a different health condition. As a matter of fact, you are going to get all the information through each section of the program. This program is comprised of five easy to follow stages and at the same time comes into 13 individual downloadable e-Books. This means that the entire program is about 600 pages. The doctor has worked several years with Psoriasis patients in his clinic and with his skills and experience; you can expect that the whole program has all the information to help you deal with the condition at home. The Psoriasis program is a 600 page program that is available in 13 individual downloadable eBooks. You can choose to download and print each of them if the need arise. This program is intended to help all psoriasis patients deal with their condition fast enough and at home. It works perfectly fine for all people regardless of their situation, financial condition, race or age. More here...

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IL15 in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

In atopic dermatitis that has been associated with propensity to enhanced Th2-mediated inflammation, increased IL-15 expression is consistently reported in psoriatic lesions (Ruckert et al. 2000 Ong et al. 2002). Psoriatic dermal pathology is characterised by local T cell, macrophage and neutrophil infiltration and activation, angiogenesis and epidermal hyperplasia, all features to which IL-15 may plausibly contribute. Prior studies associated dermal IL-15 with reduction in keratinocyte apopto-sis together with promotion of T cell activation (Ruckert et al. 2000). Further insight as to the mechanisms whereby IL-15 mediates such effects emerged using the keratinocyte cell line HaCaT (Yano et al. 2003). IL-15-enhanced HaCaT proliferation was sensitive to addition of the MEK inhibitor U0126 or PI3-K inhibitor, LY294002. Erk1 2 and Akt phosphorylation, but not JNK, p38, STAT1 or STAT3, were observed in IL-15-treated epidermal cells andUVB-induced apoptosis was reversed. These data suggest...

Cytokine Targeting in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Beyond TNFa

2.4 IL-15 in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis 37 Abstract. Targeting TNFa provided proof of concept for the role of proinflammatory cytokines in promoting cutaneous inflammation, particularly psoriasis. Recent studies have elucidated the presence of numerous cytokine and chemokine activities in psoriatic skin and synovium. There is considerable interest in the potential of such activities as novel therapeutic targets. IL-15 is an innate response cytokine that activates leukocyte subsets via binding to its unique IL-15Ra and shared P and y chain receptors. IL-15 promotes T cell memory and sustains local T cell activation, in part via prevention of apoptosis and mediates activation of monocytes, neutrophils and NK cells. IL-15 is up-regulated in psoriatic skin and psoriatic arthritis synovium. IL-15 blockade in a murine model of psoriasis led to marked suppression of typical psoriatic skin features. Clinical intervention in other chronic inflammatory disease states is now ongoing with...

Complications of Psoriatic Arthritis

The primary complications of psoriatic arthritis are related to recurrent arthritis. Some children develop significant joint damage over the course of their disease. Serious eye involvement can occur in young children, and children with ANA-positive psoriatic arthritis must be monitored just as carefully as children with ANA-positive pauciarticular-onset JA. Fortunately, eye involvement is less common in teenagers but still possible. Persistent wrist and finger involvement is often prominent. In some children this seems to be the only evidence of disease. However, children may begin with only wrist involvement but years later develop problems in other joints. Elbow, neck, and jaw involvement is more common in children with this form of arthritis and must be looked for. However, hips, knees, ankles, and toes may also be involved. Because the arthritis can become widespread, it is important to do everything possible to bring it under control quickly and, if possible, to prevent it from...

Dermatitis And Psoriasis

Evening primrose oil, as well as its combination with fish oils, taken for 16 weeks failed to improve symptoms of atopic dermatitis compared with placebo in another double-blind study of 102 adults (Berth-Jones & Graham-Brown 1993). Another study (Oliwiecki & Burton 1994) found that a combination of EPO and fish oil was ineffective in the treatment of psoriasis, and another found it also to be ineffective in atopic eczema, apart from a certain subgroup who failed to show increased erythrocyte DGLA levels and for whom adherence to inclusion criteria and the study protocol were questionable (Henz et al 1999).

Regulatory T Cells in Psoriasis

12.1.1 Psoriasis as a T Cell-Mediated Autoimmune Disease 194 12.4 T Regulatory Cells in Psoriasis 199 Abstract. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which T lymphocytes are thought to be central in the pathogenesis. Recently, a T cell subset population was identified, whose role is to suppress inflammatory responses triggered by T effector cells. T cells in this new population are referred to as T regulatory cells. We studied their number and activity in psoriatic lesions and found that they are both numerically and functionally deficient in their ability to suppress the abnormally persistent psoriatic immune response. This deficiency may shed more light on the complex pathophysiology of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common cutaneous disease affecting as many as 2 of the population in the world. Though there have been differing viewpoints regarding the pathogenesis of psoriasis over the preceding decades, common consensus holds that it is an autoimmune disease, and likely the most...


Psoriasis is an acceleration in the growth of skin cells that results in patches of dry scaly itchy skin. The cause is unknown although it tends to run in families. Stress is often a trigger and gluten in foods or alcohol can precipitate the condition in some individuals. A sluggish liver may also be a factor. Getting sunlight is a common and effective remedy to alleviate symptoms. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals that play a role in inflammatory diseases like psoriasis.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is another spondyloarthropathy that requires special attention. Pediatric rheumatologists continue to debate exactly who belongs in this group, since a child does not have to have psoriasis to have psoriatic arthritis, and children might have another form of arthritis and coincidentally have psoriasis. It is called psoriatic arthritis because over the course of as much as ten to fifteen years, many children who have this type of arthritis will develop psoriasis. Whether they eventually develop psoriasis or not, what's most important is that in children diagnosed with this condition, their disease behaves like the arthritis associated with psoriasis and responds to the same medications. There are varied criteria for the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. They require that the child have arthritis plus dactylitis or changes in the fingernails of a type often seen in children with psoriasis (onycholysis), as well as a close relative with psoriasis. Some physicians...

Metabolic Implications And Health Benefits Of Dha Epa And u3 Fatty Acids

Dietary EPA and DHA are packaged and transported through chylomicrons produced in the intestinal epithelial cells. The most relevant tissues that contain u-3 PUFA are hepatic, lung, kidney, spleen, plasma, heart, retina, and the vascular endothelium. EPA concentrates in the hepatic, renal, and blood cells, whereas DHA concentrates in the heart, retina, and brain. These PUFAs have three major roles cell membrane structure, precursors of eicosanoids, and effectors of protein activity (enzymes, receptors, and ionic channels). EPA is preferably incorporated associated with phosphatidyl choline (67 ) and ethanolamine (13 ) in platelets, whereas DHA accumulates with phosphatidyl ethanolamine (45 ) and choline (37 ). DHA is also incorporated into cardiolipin, a phospholipid only found associated with the cardiac muscle. Eicosanoides are hormones synthesized from 20-carbon FA, mainly araquidonic and EPA, and the enzymes cyclooxygenases and lipooxygenases (Figure 29.2). EPA is precursor of...

Mycophenolate Mofetil

Mycophenolate mofetil (marketed as Cellcept) is a newer immunosuppressive drug that inhibits DNA synthesis. It is primarily used for the treatment of organ transplant recipients but has been increasingly used for the treatment of children with SLE and other vasculitic diseases. It has also been used in children with uveitis and in adults with psoriatic arthritis. At present, the role of mycophenolate mofetil in the treatment of children with arthritis has not yet been defined. It has been reported to be as effective as cyclophosphamide in high dosages, but most physicians have found the necessary dosage of mycophenolate mofetil to cause a significant incidence of stomach complaints, which force people to stop taking the medication. Too, practical clinical experience has not matched the success of the carefully selected patients in the published studies. More studies combining mycophenolate mofetil with other medications are under way.

Historical Aspects Of The Use Of Nuts And Seeds For Health In Pakistan

Demulcent, diuretic, and vermifuge (Islam etal., 2006) Vermifuge, jaundice, typhoid, and skin allergy (Hayat et al., 2008 Sabeen & Ahmad, 2009) Stomachic, and health tonic (Hussain et al., 2007) Brain tonic, aphrodisiac, spermatopoietic, cardiotonic, immunostimulant, expectorant, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, hemorrhoids, otosclerosis, and purgative (Ahmad etal., 2006) Skin infections (Ahmad et al., 2006 Hussain et al., 2007) Antiparasitic, blood purifier, scabies, constipation, hemorrhoids, diuretic and diaphoretic, and skin problems such as leukoderma, leprosy, and psoriasis (Kabirudin & Khan, 2003)

Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Plaquenil

Hydroxychloroquine sulfate should be taken on a full stomach, for example, after dinner, to minimize nausea. While hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be better tolerated than chloroquine, rare side effects may include nausea and vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, and itching. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate may worsen the symptoms of psoriasis.

Applications To Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

Plaquenil Toxcity Asians

In Asian folk medicine, the latex is used as an abortificant and antiseptic, and as a cure for dyspepsia in Africa, it is used for treating venereal diseases and hemorrhoids. In Cuba, the latex is used in the treatment of psoriasis, ringworm, and cancerous growths (Adeneye & Olagunju 2009). It has also been reported to aid protein digestibility and break down clots after surgery (Oduola et al., 2007).

Drugs Used to Treat Infectious Diseases

Capsaicin (Trade name Zostrix) An ointment used to ease the pain of shingles. Its active ingredient is capsaicin, a red pepper derivative used to make chili powder. Zostrix should be used only after all blisters have disappeared. Capsaicin blocks the production of a chemical necessary for pain impulse transmission between nerve cells. Zostrix also has been tested as a treatment for psoriasis however, it has been approved so far by the Food and Drug Administration only for use with shingles. Side Effects Possible adverse effects include nausea and vomiting and yellow discoloration of the skin and urine. Prolonged use can cause blood disorders or psychological problems. Other side effects include severe psoriasis, aplastic anemia, acute kidney problems.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa P pyocyanea A

Psoriasis A chronic skin disorder affecting more than 4 million individuals, producing silvery, scaly plaques on the skin. The skin condition usually begins in adolescence and affects 2 percent of the population. The most common type of psoriasis is called plaque psoriasis (or psoriasis vulgaris), characterized by raised, inflamed lesions with silver-white scales. Other far less common forms include pustular, guttate, inverse, and erythrodermic psoriasis. The condition is considered to be mild if only 10 percent or less of the body is affected 10 percent to 30 percent indicates a moderate problem, and psoriasis over more than 30 percent of the body is considered to be severe. The location of the symptoms, more than the extent, influences how disabling the condition may be. Psoriasis only on the palms and soles of the feet can be physically disabling, while psoriasis on the face can be emotionally disturbing. Typically, a person with psoriasis experiences cycles of improvement and...

Ruta graveolens L Rutaceae Herb of Grace Common

Induration Insect Bites

Traditional Medicinal Uses It is frequently used to treat worm and parasitic infection. 6 It has been commonly used for the treatment of psoriasis and vitiligo due to the psoralens and methoxypsoralens present. 7 It is also used to relieve muscle spasms, as carminative, emmenagogue, haemostat, uter-onic, vermifuge, to treat hepatitis, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, bug bite, cancer, cold, fever, snakebite, earache, toothache and as an antidote especially in malarial poisoning. 3,4,8 It is also used as an abortifacient to terminate pregnancy. The plant has been used for pain relief in Mexico. 10

Pharmacological Uses of Vitamin D

The calcitriol molecule shows considerable conformational flexibility, and different conformations are required for binding to the plasma vitamin D binding protein (Section 3.2.7), nuclear receptors (Section 3.3.1), and cell surface receptors (Section 3.3.2 Norman et al., 1996 2001a 2001b). Because of the roles of vitamin D in regulating cell proliferation and differentiation (Section 3.3.6), there is considerable interest in the development of analogs of calcitriol that have little or no hypercalcemic action, for the treatment of psoriasis and some cancers. Such compounds include calcipotriol (1a,27-dihydroxycholecalciferol), 19-nor-calcidiol, doxercalciferol, 22-oxacalcitriol, and alfacacidiol (Brown, 1998, 2001 Guyton et al., 2001).

Indications Dandelion

Abscess (f CRC MAD) Acne (f VAD) Adenopathy (f JLH) Ague (f BIB) Alactea (f LMP PH2) Alcoholism (f SKY) Alzheimer's (1 FNF) Anemia (f1 AAH DEM JFM WAM) Anorexia (12 APA KOM PH2 PIP VAD) Arthrosis (f BIB) Backache (f DEM) Bacteria (1 WOI) Biliary Dyskinesia (2 PIP) Biliousness (f BIB) Bladderstones (2 KOM) Boil (f CRC LMP) Bronchosis (f12 APA BIB LAF) Bruise (f BIB CRC) Cachexia (f NAD) Cancer (f CRC) Cancer, bladder (f JLH) Cancer, bowel (f JLH) Cancer, breast (f CRC JLH) Cancer, liver (f JLH) Cancer, spleen (f JLH) Caries (f CRC LMP) Cardiopathy (f APA BIB) Catarrh (f BIB CRC) Cellulite (1 FT71 S73) Chill (f HJP) Cholecystosis (2 BGB CRC HH3 KOM PH2) Cirrhosis (SKYf ) Cold (1 APA) Colic (1 PH2) Congestion (1 PH2) Conjunctivosis (f AAH AKT) Constipation (f1 FAD SKY FT71 S73) Consumption (f BIB) Cough (f MAD) Cramp (f DEM) Cystosis (1 WAM) Dermatosis (f APA BGB KAP KOM PH2) Diabetes (f1 BIB CRC JFM KOM MAD PH2 X15704495 X14750205) Dropsy (f1 BGB BIB DEM KAP MAD) Dysentery (f AKT)...

Treatment of Th1Mediated Autoimmune Skin Diseases Using AntiIFNy

Anti Interferon Gamma Treatment

We used anti-IFN-y in patients with psoriasis vulgaris, alopecia areata, vitiligo, acne vulgaris, and herpes simplex type 1, and plan to expand the trials using a humanized monoclonal antibody. Trials are also planned for testing the treatment in other Th-1-mediated skin diseases, including seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, oral lichen planus, and dermatophyto-sis, which are discussed in the following sections. In most cases, we used two methods of delivery of the antibody intradermal injection around the lesion and intramuscular administration. Thus, anti-IFN-y delivered to the lesion either IM or locally brought the same effect. We believe anticytokine therapy, particularly the removal or inhibition of IFN-y and or TNF-a and IL-1, may be a rational treatment for many severe autoimmune skin diseases that do not respond to standard therapies. 1.3.1 Psoriasis Vulgaris We first proposed that anticytokine therapy could be beneficial in treating psoriasis in 1977 (Skurkovich et al. 1977)....

Related Autoimmune Diseases

In humans, clustering of autoimmune diseases such as SLE, RA, AITD, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and SS within families frequently has been documented.18 Autoimmune serologic abnormalities are frequent (up to 55 , depending on the antibody specificity) in otherwise healthy family members.19 Sharing of clinical and serologic features among related diseases also occurs. For example, subsets of patients who have SLE or SS may share similar symptoms (commonly including arthralgias, myalgias, fatigue, rashes, and visceral involvement from vasculitis) or serologic abnormalities, such as antinuclear autoantibodies, anti-Ro SSA, or anti-La SSB autoantibodies.20 Some features of SS are shared more commonly with RA patients, such as arthritis and production of rheumatoid factor antibodies. Furthermore, in studies using high-density gene expression microarrays, the authors and colleagues have identified key disease pathways that are present in multiple disease phenotypes. For example, pathways...

Dermatitis seborrheic

Dermatitis, seborrheic An extremely common form of eczema that causes scaling around the nose, ears, scalp, mid-chest, and along the eyebrows. There may be psoriasis-like plaques and secondary infection as a result of scratching. It is often misdiagnosed by non-physicians as simply dry skin. However, the flaking caused by this type of dermatitis is not caused by dryness.

Skin lesions disorders and diseases

Psoriasis this is a chronic skin disease that may affect small areas behind the knees or elbows or it may be found over the entire body. It results in reddish patches covered with silvery scales that continually flake away. It is non-infectious but affected parts should not be massaged.

Biologic Effects of Leukotrienes Rationale for a Role in Asthma

Since elucidating the structure and biosynthetic pathway of leukotrienes, researchers have further demonstrated their potency in smooth muscle constriction in both human and animal models, in vitro and in vivo, and have shown that 5-LO products stimulate smooth muscle proliferation (37-39). For example, inhaled LTC4 and LTD4 resulted in potent airway obstruction as manifest by decreased specific airway conductance (SGaw) (40), and Bisgaard et al. (41) demonstrated that asthmatic subjects were 100 to 1000 times more responsive to LTD4 than controls. Subsequent studies demonstrated that prior inhalation of leukotrienes caused an increase in airway responsiveness to both histamine and methacholine that lasted as long as one week. 5-LO products may also cause tissue edema (42,43) and stimulate smooth muscle proliferation (44-46) as well as eosinophil and neutrophil recruitment and activation (47-50). Invoked as causative agents in a host of inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory...

Patterns of Clinical Presentation

Dish Syndrome

Adolescents should also be asked about their level of participation in sports to assess their risk for mechanical problems. Underlying medical problems in the patient or the family such as psoriasis, IBD, intravenous drug use, frequent infections, or use of immunosuppressive medications, may indicate potential disease risks. A poor sleep pattern, fatigue, and mood changes are suggestive of fibromyalgia. Excessive school absences might be suggestive of psychogenic pain or school avoidance. These patients will generally have poorly characterized, diffuse, and variable patterns of pain. The spine should be examined for painful scoliosis and a left curve, findings that are often associated with a tumor. Paravertebral muscle spasms, a rigid spine, and spinal point tenderness are seen with tumor and infection, but can also be associated with mechanical etiologies (spondylolysis and disk herniation). A waddling gait with flexed knees indicates spinal nerve root irritation, which can occur...

Inflammatory skin conditions

Maceration Skin

Psoriasis This is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Psoriasis may be recognised as the development of well-defined red plaques, varying in size and shape, and covered by white or silvery scales. Any area of the body may be affected by psoriasis but the most commonly affected sites are the face, elbows, knees, nails, chest and abdomen. It can also affect the scalp, joints and nails. Psoriais is aggravated by stress and trauma but is improved by exposure to sunlight. Psoriasis Psoriasis

Indications Milk Thistle

HHB) Fibrosis (1 CGH) Food Allergies (1 WAM) Gallstones (1 HHB MAB SKY HC020444-262 NP9(2) 6) Gastrosis (f APA) Hematuria (f HC020444-262 NP9(2) 6) Hemoptysis (f BIB) Hemorrhage (f KAB MCK) Hemorrhoid (f BIB HHB MAB WOI) Hepatosis (f12 KOM PH2 SHT WAM) Hepatosis A (1 BGB) High Blood Pressure (1 MCK HC020444-262) High Cholesterol (1 MAB) High Triglycerides (1 CGH X15177299) Hydrophobia (f BIB GMH) Hypereme-sis (f1 NP9(2) 6) Hypotonia (f HH3) Infection (f HHB) Inflammation (f1 APA HC020444-262 X15617879) Intoxication (1 FAD) Insulin Resistance (1 SYN) Itch (1 MAB) Jaundice (f2 BIB HH3 MAB PH2 PNC WAM) Leukemia (f1 HC020444-262 NP9(2) 6) Leukorrhea (f BIB) Malaria (f1 BIB HHB PHR PH2 HC020444-262) Menopause (f HHB) Metastasis (1 X15224346) Metrorrhagia (f HHB) Migraine (f HH3) MS (f ACT9 251) MS (1 HC020444-262) Mushroom Poisoning (2 FAD SHT) Myalgia (1 HC020444-262) Nausea (f1 MAB Cyto-protective (1 NP9(2) 6) Nephrosis (f12 BGB NP9(2) 6) Neurosis (f ACT9 251) Obesity (1 PNC) Oligolactea...

Plantherb Recognition

Ligusticum Chuanxiong Oil

In recent years, owing to the renewed interest in herbal medicines, many inventors in the United States, Japan, and China have submitted patents based on traditional usage of ligusticum. Among the patents filed in the Chinese patent office are products with L. chuanxiong extracts that are used as detergents to prevent and treat acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (2), as a bathing lotion to promote blood circulation, and to improve skin conditions (3). In Japan, the herb has been patented for having the property to improve brain function (4). In the U.S. patent and trademark office, herbal concoctions with L. chuanxiong have been patented for application to the skin to help skin regeneration in patients with eczema and psoriasis (5). Tao in 2002 (6,7)

Treatment of Th1Mediated Autoimmune Diseases

We conducted the first anti-IFN-y therapy in Th-1-mediated diseases together with several clinics using a polyclonal anti-IFN-y antibody (both IgG and F(ab')2 antibody fragments) and in some cases, for comparison, a polyclonal anti-TNF-a. The antibodies were given intramuscularly once or twice daily for 5-6 days. Our studies include placebo-controlled, double-blind studies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to standard treatments (Sigidin et al. 2001) and in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (Skurkovich et al. 2001). In addition, we conducted smaller proof-of-principle studies in patients experiencing corneal transplant rejection (Skurkovich et al. 2002a), in psoriatic arthritis (Skurkovich et al. 1998), type I diabetes (Skurkovich et al. 2003a), uveitis (Skurkovich et al. 2003b), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, auky-losing spondylitis and in several autoimmune skin diseases (Skurkovich et al. 2002b).

Have oily skin Is this PD

Without treatment by the age of 8 to 12 months. This may be related to the gradual disappearance of certain hormones that are passed from the mother to the child. Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in teen-agers where it is associated with acne or psoriasis. Seborrheic dermatitis occurs in older people and in people with PD. People recovering from stressful conditions, such as a heart attack, may also develop seborrheic dermatitis. In all of these conditions a combination of hormonal changes and a faulty ANS may be responsible for the excess sebum production. The condition is best treated by a dermatologist.

Jia And The Relationship To Adult Arthritides

A WHO International League Against Rheumatism (ILAR) report in 1995 (7,8) proposed the now widely accepted classification based on clinical patterns, including seven different subtypes of JIA. These subtypes include systemic onset arthritis, oligo-arthritis and extended oligo-arthritis, rheumatoid factor positive polyarthritis, rheumatoid factor negative polyarthritis, enthesitis-related arthritis and psoriatic arthritis (Table 1). An eighth category other is also included in the classification. The criteria that exclude an individual from one of the subtypes above and place them in the other category have been the cause of some debate. Exclusion criteria include specific disease states causing joint inflammation, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatic fever, septic arthritis and neoplasia.

Historical Cultivation And Usage

All parts of neem have been in use since ancient times, to treat several human ailments, and also as a household pesticide. The commercial use of neem was known to exist in the Vedic period in India (over 4000 years BC), and domestic uses were mentioned by Kautilya in his Arthasastra (4 BC). Under natural conditions, neem seeds ordinarily fall onto the ground and the viable seeds germinate within a week or two, in the presence of rain water. The seedlings that grow in the shade of the tree are transplanted and propagated in empty fields, since neem is renowned for good growth on dry, infertile sites. Neem seed oil, bark, and leaf extracts have been therapeutically used as folk medicine to control diseases such as leprosy, intestinal helminthiasis, respiratory disorders, constipation, and skin infections (Biswas et al., 2002). Neem's excellent antibacterial and anti-allergic properties make it effective in fighting most epidermal dysfunctions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema....

EPADHA and Immune Function

Numerous in-vitro, animal, and human studies have reported that omega-3 fatty acids, in particular EPA and DHA, can suppress immune cell activity.110-122 Omega-3 fatty acids are therefore potent anti-inflammatory agents, and for this reason EPA and fish oil (which contains EPA) have been reported useful in reducing the symptoms of autoimmune-related diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and colitis.114,123-125

Overview Of Angiogenesis

Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels, is needed anywhere new tissue is growing. Thus it not only occurs in benign and malignant tumors but also in wound healing, ovulation, menstruation, and pregnancy. Abnormal angiogenesis also takes place in other diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and atherosclerosis.

Oligo Arthritis and Extended Oligo Arthritis JIA

Oligoarticular JIA is the most common subtype of JIA, representing 50 of all JIA (1). Oligo-arthritis affects young girls at least six times more frequently than boys, with a peak incidence below 3 years of age. The prevalence is between 20 and 30 per 100,000, and most ethnic groups are affected (9). Children with this form of JIA have four or fewer joints affected within the first six months of disease, although as many as one-third may subsequently progress to polyarticular involvement (10). Those that subsequently have a cumulative involvement of five or more joints are reclas-sified into the extended oligo-arthritis subtype. Specific exclusions include a positive family history of psoriasis or spondyloarthropathy and a positive rheumatoid factor. Children who remain oligoarticular for five years are unlikely to progress to extended oligo-arthritis.

Eye Complications of Juvenile Arthritis and Related Conditions

In juvenile arthritis and related conditions, the eyes may be involved even when there is no evidence of active joint disease. Ocular complications may take several forms. Children with pauciarticular-onset, polyarticular-onset, and psoriatic arthritis are all at risk of developing eye inflammation (chronic anterior uveitis). In this condition, inflamed cells accumulate in the eye and the resultant irritation may cause damage to the colored part of the eye (iris), the lens, and other structures (see Fig. 5-1 in Chapter 5). The most worrisome aspect of this inflammation is that often it does not produce pain or redness, and so it may cause serious eye damage before it is detected. Eye involvement may also occur in children with spondyloarthropathies. However, these children usually get acute and painful eye disease (see Chapter 7). Because it is painful, it is usually rapidly detected. Frequent monitoring of children older than ten with spondyloarthropathies who do not have symptoms in...

Physiological Functions of atRA

Incidence of spontaneous and carcinogen-induced cancer. Chemopreventive trials in humans show some promise for retinoids in actinic keratoses, oral premalignant lesions, laryngeal leukoplakia, and cervical dysplasia. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved retinoids for acute promyelocytic leukemia and for non-life-threatening diseases, such as cystic acne and psoriasis. Retinoids also provide the active ingredients in agents to treat sun age-damaged skin.

Polyarticularonset Juvenile Arthritis

Most pediatric rheumatologists make distinctions based on the presence or absence of rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood (it is normally absent). These children may also be subcategorized according to whether the disease is symmetric (both elbows or both knees, etc.) or asymmetric (only one elbow or one knee, along with other joints). Children with tendon insertion inflammation (enthesitis), a family history of psoriasis, a family history of inflammatory bowel disease, or the presence of HLA B27 are included in this group by some physicians but are excluded by others. I exclude children with these findings because I believe most of them have spondyloarthropathies that behave differently (see Chapter 7). Even when all the children with these findings are excluded, the remaining children are a diverse group and most likely have one of several different diseases.

Cell Differentiation Proliferation and Apoptosis

Calcitriol induces terminal differentiation of skin keratinocytes in culture, an action that has been exploited in the treatment of psoriasis (Section 3.6.2). In keratinocytes in culture, both calcium and calcitriol are required for differentiation. Cells lacking the calcium-sensing receptor or phospholipase C-y 1 fail to differentiate in response to calcium or calcitriol, suggesting that in

Conventional care

In mild cases, light therapy can help up to 75 percent of those afflicted. It may be combined with a psoralen, a substance that makes skin more sensitive to light. Exposure times should be increased only gradually, and soothing, moisturizing ointments should be applied. Moderate cases of psoriasis are treated with dithranol or coal-tar ointments, corticosteroids, or vitamin D analogs. Severe cases may be treated with cytotoxic drugs such as methotrexate, which retards cell division. This may cause serious side-effects such as abnormal bleeding or a decreased resistance to infection. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be used to treat psoriasis, but they may cause digestive problems, even stomach ulcers.

Clinical Manifestations

NME is the hallmark finding in glucagonoma syndrome. It is characterized by a polymorphous eruption that most commonly presents as scaly, erythematous papules and plaques with superficial erosions. The lesions typically are in a perioral distribution on the face (Fig. 9), but also involve the perineum, lower abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and less commonly the distal extremities. NME has been reported to be the presenting complaint in approximately two-thirds of patients with this tumor, but there are only rare cases of glucagonoma without NME ever occurring. Stomatitis, glossitis, dystrophic nails, and alopecia can also be seen. The eruption is frequently misdiagnosed as seborrheic dermatitis or intertrigo and can also resemble pemphigus foliaceus, acrodermatitis enteropathica, chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, or psoriasis.

Pauciarticularonset Juvenile Arthritis

Laboratory findings in children with pauciarticular-onset disease are usually normal or display only mild abnormalities. If a child has significant laboratory abnormalities during the first six months of treatment, the diagnosis of pauci-articular JA should be regarded with suspicion. Children who have a hemoglobin level below 11 gm dl without explanation, a sedimentation rate greater than 40 mm hr, immunoglobulin A (IgA) deficiency, the genetic marker HLA B27, or a family history of psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease likely do not have true pauciarticular-onset disease and are at greater risk for additional arthritis-related problems in the future. By contrast, the prognosis for children with well-defined pauciarticular-onset disease is good.

Autism Society of America Foundation ASAF

Aveeno bath A range of moisturizers, cleansers, and bath additives that are formulated from oatmeal, which has been used for centuries for its natural, soothing anti-itching action. All Aveeno products are specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, and they are particularly effective in helping to relieve the itch associated with many skin conditions such as chicken pox, hives, rashes, psoriasis, poison ivy, and so on. Aveeno products are safe for children and babies.

TNF Blockade An Inflammatory Issue

Army Leadership Requirements Model

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF), initially discovered as a result of its antitumor activity, has now been shown to mediate tumor initiation, promotion, and metastasis. In addition, dysregulation of TNF has been implicated in a wide variety of inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, scleroderma, atopic dermatitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, type II diabetes, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction,

Presentday Cultivation And Usage

Sunflower seeds are used for the production of SO, which is a very useful dietary supplement, being enriched in fatty acids and used as an ingredient in many pharmaceutical preparations. Seeds can be sprinkled over cereals, salads, and soups, and mixed with vegetables and snacks. The seeds are diuretic and expectorant, and are now highly valued for the treatment of bronchial, laryngeal and pulmonary infections, coughs, and colds. They are also used to reduce the risk of colon cancer, the severity of hot flushes in women going through menopause, and also diabetic complications. They are also prescribed for snake bite and scorpion sting. Sunflower seed oil is used internally to alleviate constipation, as a lubricant, and is used externally as a massage oil, an oil dressing, and in the treatment of skin lesions, psoriasis, and rheumatism. The oil-cake is a valuable food for cattle and poultry (Bruneton, 1999 The Wealth of India, 2001 LaGow, 2004 Chopra et al., 2006). The oil is used in...

Homeopathic medicine

A full medical history is obtained and, if there is doubt about the diagnosis, skin scrapings are taken. In treating psoriasis, great emphasis is placed on an individual's psychological makeup, particularly factors that might have The most important criteria in determining constitutional prescription are the person's individual symptoms (see page 18). Some remedies in particular are associated with the treatment of psoriasis, however. Arsen. alb. is indicated for dry, rough, and scaly skin and Lycopodium is effective for dry skin and raw areas in the flexures. Sepia is prescribed for the thick crusts that form on the elbows while Staphysagria is used to treat skin conditions that are affected by irritability of the nervous system. Specific remedies for local problems include Sulphur, for dry, red, scaly, itchy patches that are worse after a bath Graphites, if the skin behind the ears is affected Petroleum, when the skin is extremely dry, and psoriasis is worse in winter, with deep,...

Screening experiments for antiinflammatory properties

This chapter describes some examples of screening experiments aimed at identifying antiinflammatory constituents of plants. A large number of plants and herbs are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Well-known examples are willow bark (contains salicin, from which aspirin is derived), Boswellia serrata (boswellic acids) and turmeric (curcumin). In addition to these, many other herbs have been suggested to be anti-inflammatory. Inflammation plays a role in many different clinical disorders. In addition to the obvious inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, asthma, Crohn's disease, psoriasis and so on, inflammation also plays an important role in diseases such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's and many other diseases. In many of these, a disordered immune system contributes to the onset and or progression of the disease.

Pallida Echinacea Purpurea

Echinacea has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent and for the treatment of a number of infections caused by viruses and fungi. Traditionally, topical echinacea has been used for a number of skin conditions including boils, abscesses, skin wounds and ulcers, eczema, and psoriasis. Recently, focus has centered around its oral use for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections. Although the plant genus Echinacea consists of a number of different species, medicinal use has predominantly centered around three of them (E. purpurea, E. augustifolia, and E. pallida).


TNF blockade has provided substantial advances in therapeutic options and pathogenetic insight in psoriasis. Novel cytokine entities offer further clinical utility to address remaining unmet clinical need, either as single agents or in potential immune modulatory combinations. IL-15 is expressed in psoriatic skin and when targeted in vivo provides substantial improvement in skin inflammation. Antibodies that target IL-15 are in phase II clinical trials in RA and are under consideration in other inflammatory conditions. This therapy offers not only amelioration of inflammatory activity but also potential effects on T cell memory that may provide the potential for promoting immune tolerance in due course. This represents the ultimate goal of current immune modulatory strategies in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Innovative trial designs will be required to test the latter possibility.

Red clover

Historical note Red clover has been used for a long time as an animal fodder as well as a human medicine. Traditionally, it is considered an alternative remedy with good cleansing properties useful in the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes. A strong infusion was used to ease whooping cough and other spasmodic coughs due to measles, bronchitis and laryngitis. It was recommended for 'ulcers of every kind, and deep, ragged-edged, and otherwise badly-conditioned burns. It possesses a peculiar soothing property, proves an efficient detergent, and promotes a healthful granulation'. Combined with other herbs, red clover was recommended for syphilis, scrofula, chronic rheumatism, glandular and various skin affections (Felter & Lloyd 1 983). Interestingly, red clover was not traditionally used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms.


Many pediatric rheumatologists feel it is the most significant advance in many years. It is effective for most children with polyarticular-onset arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and psoriatic arthritis and some children with systemic-onset arthritis. It may prove to be effective for many other forms of childhood rheumatic disease, but this has not been fully investigated. Although etanercept is also effective for children with severe pauciarticular-onset arthritis, it is infrequently necessary for that disease.


Anakinra (sold as Kineret) is a novel biologic agent that works by blocking a messenger chemical called interleukin-1 (IL-1), preventing its attachment to the IL-1 receptor. The experience with anakinra in children is limited, but it has proven uniquely effective for many (though not all) children with systemic-onset juvenile arthritis. Also, there are children with psoriatic arthritis and with polyarticular juvenile arthritis who have responded to anakinra after failing to show improvement with other biologics.

On the Horizon

More than 40 experimental drugs are being tested for the treatment of psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis. Some of the drugs now in testing represent attempts at improving existing therapies, but many of the innovative drugs are pursuing treatment in a new way, by targeting the immune system's role in psoriasis. A promising drug in development is xanelim (developed by Genentech and XOMA). This drug represents the front line of a new generation of psoriasis therapies biologically engineered drugs that target a very specific part of the immune reaction that takes place in psoriasis. These biologics, as they are called, hold the promise of being as effective as today's most potent psoriasis treatments but much safer and with fewer side effects. These new treatments target and block specific parts of the body's immune reaction that leads to the diseases. However, they are still under investigation and are not yet approved for psoriasis patients by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Functional Tests

Folate functional tests are the plasma homocys-teine, urinary formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU), lymphocyte deoxyuridine (dU) suppression, and hypersegmentation of neutrophilic granulocytes assays. Folate and, to a lesser extent, vitamins B12 and B6 are involved in tHcy metabolism. Plasma homocysteine concentration, in the absence of vitamin B12 and B6 deficiencies, is considered a test of folate status. Because an elevated plasma tHcy concentration is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, the determination of this amino acid in plasma has become very common. Various methods are available for tHcy determination. The most commonly used is the HPLC method with fluorescence or ultraviolet (UV) detection, which presents some problems for standardization. Capillary electrophoresis methods with laser fluorescent or UV detection have several advantages. Immunoassay methods are all automated, not time-consuming, and easy to use because of the availability of commercial...


Aloe is used in the treatment of wounds, burns, radiation burns, ulcers, frostbite, psoriasis and genital herpes. The healing properties may be attributed to antimicrobial, immune-stimulating, anti-inflammatory and antithromboxane activities. Allantoin has also been shown to stimulate epithelialisation, and acemannan has been shown to stimulate macrophage production of IL-1 and TNF, which are associated with wound healing (Liptak 1997). Psoriasis A double-blind placebo-controlled study found topical aloe vera extract 0.5 in a hydrophilic cream to be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Sixty patients aged 18-50 years with slight to moderate chronic psoriasis and PASI (psoriasis area and severity index) scores between 4.8 and 16.7 (mean 9.3) participated in the study, which was scheduled for 16 weeks with 12 months of follow-up. Patients were examined on a weekly basis and those showing a progressive reduction of lesions, desquamation followed by decreased erythema, infiltration...


Immediate contact dermatitis occurs when skin previously sensitized is re-exposed to the offending agent. In some people, strawberries, kiwifruit, tomato, castor bean, and others trigger a type I hypersensitivity response typified by redness, swelling, and itching.52 On first exposure, the plant antigens stimulate B lymphocytes to produce immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies which then bind mast cells. No reaction is apparent. At the second exposure, when the antigen cross-links the antibodies on the mast cell, there is an influx of calcium ions into the cell. This causes release of preformed mediators, such as histamine, heparin, enzymes, chemotactic, and activating factors, and stimulates formation of longer acting mediators, such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes. These mediators, among other things, cause vessel dilatation fluid leakage and recruitment of other blood cells to the area. These changes cause the observed skin reactions.58 A third type of dermatitis associated with...

Indications Cinnamon

WO2) Biliousness (f KAB) Bleeding (f KAB) Bloating (f1 BGB) Bronchosis (f12 CRC KAB PHR) Cancer (f1 COX CRC HOS) Cancer, abdomen (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, bladder (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, breast (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, colon (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, diaphragm (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, ear (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, gum (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, kidney (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, liver (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, mouth (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, neck (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, rectum (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, sinus (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, spleen (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, stomach (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, vagina (f1 COX HOS JLH) Cancer, uterus (f1 COX HOS JLH) Candida (f1 CRC LIB JAR12 83) Cardiopathy (f1 EGG KAB LIB X14633804) Cerebrosis (f KAB) Childbirth (f LIB) Chill (f PHR PH2) Cholera (f1 CRC SKJ WO2) Cold (f12 CAN GAZ PHR ZUL) Colic (f1 APA CAN EGG TRA) Condylomata (f JLH) Conjunctivosis (f WHO) Convulsion (f LIB) Cough (2 CRC PHR) Cramp (f1 APA DEP VOD ZUL) Dandruff (1 JAR12 83) Debility (f...

Indications Melon

Photophobia (1 FNF) PMS (1 FNF) Polyp (f BIB) Porphyria (1 FNF) Prostatosis (f FAC) Psoriasis (1 FNF) Rhinosis (f BIB) Sore (f BIB) Sore Throat (f KAB) Stomatosis (f BIB) Stress (1 FNF) Sunburn (f BIB) Sunstroke (f BIB) Thirst (f KAB) Tumor (f BIB) Tympanites (f DEP) Ulcer (1 FNF) Uterosis (f JLH) Venereal Disease (f BIB) Xerophthalmia (1 FNF).


Dermatitis is a diseased condition that appears as inflammation of the skin. The gum tissue is much like the skin on your face and shares similar histologic (cellular structure) characteristics. Diseases affecting your skin are lichen planus, candidiasis, psoriasis, pemphigus vulgaris, and pemphigoid. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes a sloughing off of cells. It is often found on the elbows, knees, or other joints, and on the scalp. Psoriasis also can affect the fingernails and the gums and oral cavity. It may leave the gums loose and irritated. Psoriasis, when aggravated, can be itchy and flaky, and a source of great annoyance to the person who has it. Remedies A high-protein low-fat diet can help in controlling the condition. Eating fats and sugars aggravates psoriasis, so it is best to eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables. Cucumbers, celery, and grapefruit, which are known as blood-cooling foods, are extremely good for people with psoriasis. Seek medical advice as well.


Jia Patterns Rheumatology

Adolescents with back pain related to JIA are most likely to have either enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) or psoriatic arthritis. Back pain in these disorders results from inflammation of the spine and or sacroiliac (SI) joints. In contrast to the pattern seen with mechanical back pain, inflammatory back pain is worsened by rest (i.e., morning stiffness), and improved by activity. ERA is more common in adolescent Caucasian boys and in those with a family history of HLA-B27-associated diseases (57,58,84,85). These adolescents often present with enthesitis of the heel or knee, peripheral arthritis, and less commonly acute anterior uveitis (57,83,84). Although adults with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) frequently have inflammatory spinal pain at onset, only a minority of children with ERA (12.8-24 ) has been reported to have pain, stiffness, or limitation of movement of the lumbo-sacral or SI region during the first year of disease (57,83). Instead, most develop back symptoms after 5-10...

Indications Aloe

WO3) Epilepsy (f KAP) Erysipelas (f CRC EGG) Erythema (f12 X15857459) Escherichia (1 NP9(2) 8) Fever (f DEP GHA VOD NP9(2) 8) Flu (1 NP9(2) 8) Fracture (1 RCP7(1)) Frostbite (f12 APA PH2 WHO NP9(2) 8) Fungus (1 AAB APA MPI PH2) Gastrosis (f CRC VOD WO3) Gingivosis (f WO3) Glaucoma (f WHO) Glioma (1 X15747063) Glossosis (f JLH) Gonorrhea (f JFM) Headache (f GHA VOD) Hemorrhoid (f APA CRC WHO) Hepatosis (f1 BEJ CRC DEP RCP6(1)) Herpes (12 AAB PH2 NP9(2) 8 RCP7(1)) High Cholesterol (1 WO3 X14598919) High Triglycerides (1 JAC7 405) HIV (1 WO3) Hysteria (f CRC VOD) IBD (12 X15043514) Immune Deficiency (1 CAN PNC) Impotence (f NP9(2) 8) Indigestion (1 WAM) Infection (f1 APA BEJ PH2 NP9(2) 8) Infertility (1 CRC MPI) Inflammation (f1 CAN CRC GHA PH2 VOD WHO NP9(2) 8 X15182910) Intoxication (1 X8937458) Ischemia (1 PH2) Itch (f DAA) Jaundice (f CRC KAB) Klebsiella (1 NP9(2) 8) Leprosy (f KAB) Leukemia (f CRC JLH) Leukorrhea (f JFM) Lumbago (f KAB) Measles (1 NP9(2) 8) Mouth Sores (f1 CAN EGG)...


It is not known whether folic acid supplementation can help control these side effects without decreasing the effectiveness of methro-threxate. Low-dose methothrexate is used to treat a variety of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease. Low-dose treatment can deplete folate stores and cause side effects similar to folate deficiency. In this case, supplemental folic acid may help reduce the undesirable effects of low-dose methothrexate without decreasing treatment effectiveness.


If the joint pains are not inflammatory in origin, then the most likely cause in people with Down's syndrome is the hypermobility of the joints. Other causes may also include psoriasis and gout. Referral to a specialist in arthritis and arthropathies, called a rheumatologist, would be beneficial. Other causes of articular pain may include psoriasis with associated arthritis, and gout - a disease causing excruciating pain due to deposition of uric acid crystals within synovial joints.

Wrist Surgery

The wrist is often significantly involved in children with psoriatic arthritis and some related spondyloarthropathies. It may also be involved in polyarticular-onset juvenile arthritis. There are two major problems. One is a wrist that hurts whenever it is bent. Some children get relief of their symptoms by wearing a splint on the wrist. If there is active arthritis, the splint may even result in the wrist fusing itself.


In addition, a wide range of disorders produce itching, including hives, eczema, fungal infections, and psoriasis. Itching all over the body may be caused by diabetes mellitus, kidney failure, jaundice, thyroid problems, or blood disorders. Anal itching in children is usually caused by worms, although it also may be caused by an anal


Spondyloarthropathies, including ankylosing spondylitis, are accompanied by acute anterior uveitis in about one-third of patients during the course of their disease. Anterior uveitis is typically acute in onset and unilateral it lasts four to eight weeks, and subsides without sequelae, if treated early (13). Cervical spondylitis is the other common head and neck manifestation of spondyloarthropathy. Examination of the neck may reveal decreased range of motion in all planes. Temporomandibular joints are affected in about 10 of patients with spondyloarthropathy. Other sites of involvement often include the thoracic and lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, hip, and shoulder the smaller peripheral joints also can be affected. Spondyloarthropathy occurs in a subset of patients with psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and reactive arthritis.

Family History

This is one of the most important parts of evaluating children with chronic disease. Many diseases have a tendency to run in families. Often I request extra tests for a disease that I would not initially have suspected because there is a strong family history of the disease. I have discovered children with inflammatory bowel disease long before they were having abdominal symptoms because I requested the appropriate tests when I realized that they had joint pains and a family history of bowel disease. Celiac disease (in which the child cannot tolerate the gluten found in many grains), rheumatic fever, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, and many other diseases tend to run in families.

How God Heals

God designed our bodies to eat and eliminate. When you make a decision to eat a food item that does not promote optimal health, do not fret too much. It will be eliminated. Matthew 15 17 says, Do you not yet understand that whatever enters your mouth goes into the stomach and it's eliminated However, continued consumption of toxic food substances eventually will lead to a state of poor health. The body will absorb nutrients from whatever you consume. Do not be fooled. Continued inappropriate choices will result in auto-intoxification which actually means you've put yourself in a state of toxicity. Some common body signals include sinusitis, ear wax, diarrhea, colitis, skin rashes, acne, arthritis, asthma, psoriasis, pain, kidney failure, liver disease, eye disease, etc.

Psoriatic JIA

Psoriatic arthritis is classified as arthritis associated with psoriasis or arthritis and at least two of the following dactylitis i.e., when the whole digit (toe or finger) is swollen as a result of inflammation in the digital joints and associated tendon sheaths , nail pitting or onycholysis, and or psoriasis in a first-degree relative. Arthritis may predate the onset of psoriasis by many years in the juvenile form. Even if psoriasis is present, it may be limited in its extent (e.g., natal cleft or scalp). There are differences between juvenile- and adult-onset psoriatic arthritis in terms of association with chronic anterior uveitis in the juvenile form and HLA associations (22,23). It is more likely that psoriasis is present either before or at the onset of joint symptoms (90 ) in the adult form than in the juvenile form.

Castor Oil Pack

Castor Oil Packs have been employed for health benefits for centuries. Reportedly, they were used in ancient India, China, Persia, Egypt, Africa, Greece, Rome, and in North and South America. More modern medical literature indicates their use as a treatment for gastrointestinal problems, lacerations, skin disorders such as psoriasis, as an evacuant, and as a vehicle for introducing medications into the body. Common usage had been for improving elimination capacities, stimulating the liver and gall bladder, healing lesions and adhesions, relief of pain, reduction of inflammation, increasing lymphatic circulation and drawing acids and poisons out of bodily tissues. Generally speaking, you may wish to employ them to assist your body in its healing efforts in any of these areas.


It is located in the right lower rib cage. A damaged liver can be restored by making appropriate lifestyle changes including limiting alcohol, sugar, and man-made chemicals. Diet soda is a leading cause of poor liver function. Toxic chemicals need to be processed by the liver. Skin lesions including acne and psoriasis will clear up. Female hormone issues, even tender breasts, heavy menstrual flow, and spider veins will respond to liver cleansing. Eat organic beets regularly. Avoid lymph congesting,


This is another of the new of the biologics. Adalimumab (trade name Humira) is an antibody to TNF-a that can be given as a subcutaneous injection either every week or every other week. Not only does it attack TNF-a in the circulation, but it can also attack TNF-a molecules on the surface of cells, destroying both the TNF-a and the cells. It is a very effective treatment for severe arthritis. It works well for most children with polyarticular-onset arthritis, spondyloar-thropathies, and psoriatic arthritis and some children with systemic-onset arthritis. It may also prove to be effective for many other forms of childhood arthritis. fewer side effects, and the body's immune system is less likely to produce human antichimeric antibodies (HACAs) that attack the adalimumab molecule and block its effect than is the case with infliximab. Adalimumab has also proven effective in the treatment of Crohn's disease and seems particularly effective in children with psoriatic arthritis. Although...

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