About one out of every 10 kids develops eczema. Typically, symptoms appear within the first few months of life, and almost always before a child turns 5. But the good news is that more than half of the kids who have eczema today will be over it by the time they’re teenagers (www.kidshealth.org). Although quite a few adults have the itchy symptoms left though out their life. Here follows a Meta-Medicine explanation to what may cause eczema.
The Biological meaning
The outer skin layer (epidermis) is what separates us from the external world, which is why we can get symptoms of eczema after a loss – of – contact conflict.
The biological purpose of the conflict phase is to make it easier for the individual to cope with the separation; therefore the skin is made less sensitive. The body does this by means of cellular destruction, which turns the skin dry, white and cold. If a person experiences a brutal separation conflict the symptoms turn into vitiligo (white pigment spots) during the conflict phase.
If and when a person resolve the conflict he will get in to a regeneration phase. During the regeneration phase the skin must be repaired and during this process it turns red, inflamed, liquefied and itching.
When the ointment cortisone is applied the skin gets stressed again, moving from the relaxed phase (the warm regeneration phase) to the stressed phase (the cold conflict phase) so the process repeats itself.
A father came to see me with his 12-year old daughter who had eczema covering large parts of her upper body. Her parents were divorced. Ever since the father had moved out the daughter had been alternating between the parents staying one week with the mother and one week with the father. The father had a bad conscience because the daughter always had reddening eczema when she stayed with him, but during the week with the mother the eczema healed. Unfortunately, I didn’t know of Meta-Medicine at the time, but it became obvious to me after having learned Meta-Medicine when I thought about her. Since it was the father who had moved out, the conflict was “Losing contact with daddy”. The week after (when she was living with her mother) belonged to the conflict phase, where the symptoms were less sensitive skin. The week she lived with her father meant an unconscious conflict resolve; therefore she went into a regeneration phase with the reddening eczema symptoms when she stayed with him.
Eczema is very common among small children. Normally it disappears when the child grows older. Children, especially babies, are totally dependent upon their caregivers. Therefore a separation conflict can be experienced during such an ordinary situation as when the mother puts the baby down to start preparing dinner. The reason for this is that the baby has no conception whatsoever if the mother will be away for a minute or for ever.
Professor and doctor Stemmann has had great success with children suffering from eczema. He knows about Meta-Medicine and his method was about working with the whole family and practice separation situations.
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