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Le magnétisme : une solution contre le psoriasis ?

Magnetism: An Alternative for Alleviating Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease causing itching and burning sensations on the skin. At present, there is no cure for psoriasis. Existing treatments alleviate symptoms and help prevent flare-ups. Many patients, therefore, turn to alternative medicine for relief. One such practice is magnet therapy: is it effective on psoriasis? This article takes a closer look at this new alternative.

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Published February 20, 2024, by Manon, Scientific Editor — 4 min read

Psoriasis, in brief.

The psoriasis is a skin disease that is recognized by the red and scaly patches that cover specific parts of the body. These can be a source of itching and irritation, their intensity varying from one individual to another. They appear following a skin inflammation caused by a failure of the immune system. The T lymphocytes produce inflammatory molecules (cytokines Il-17, Il-22, TNF-alpha, among others). These stimulate the proliferation of keratinocytes. When the renewal period of skin cells, which is normally about three weeks, is accelerated to just three days, this leads to an accumulation of immature keratinocytes on the skin's surface. The consequences are an increase in the thickness of the outer layer of the skin, known as the horny layer, and is called hyperkeratosis.

The skin symptoms of psoriasis can affect any area of the body, from the ears to the tongue, including the genital areas which can lead to various clinical forms. However, the scaly plaques are generally located on the scalp, elbows, and knees. They are sometimes accompanied by a rheumatism.

What are the principles of magnetism?

Psoriasis can lead to challenges in the daily lives of those affected. Some patients live in fear of flare-ups occurring, leading to a deep sense of discomfort. Indeed, even when psoriasis is not active, the patient is not at ease and dreads the moment when the disease will manifest again. Alternative medicine can help in these moments of uncertainty, stress, and lack of self-confidence. While the conventional approach focuses on managing the visible effects of psoriasis, magnetism works on the invisible, yet very real, part.

Magnetism is an ancient healing method that utilizes magnetic fluid to alleviate illnesses. It posits that the body and mind are interconnected, and that energy must flow properly for the body to function normally. Indeed, according to this belief, when vital energy is imbalanced or blocked, it can lead to health problems. The goal of magnetism is to rebalance energies, remove blockages that prevent them from circulating, and regulate them. Magnetism allows for the detection of disturbed vibrations causing malfunctions in the body. The magnetist thus aims to rebalance the energy structure, replenish energy, and activate self-healing abilities.

Alleviating Psoriasis through Magnetism?

Just like traditional medicine, magnetism does not promise to cure psoriasis. Its goal is to alleviate the daily suffering of patients dealing with the effects of this disease. Indeed, psoriasis causes itching, burning sensations, and discomfort.

To alleviate the patient, the magnetizer works on their energetic body. They do this by placing their hands on the patient's body to emit energy and help them let go, then to rebalance their energy. Some magnetizers work remotely with just their gaze. Currently, there is no scientific evidence to confirm or contradict the effects of magnetism on psoriasis.

However, as psoriasis flare-ups can be linked to stress and emotional issues in some cases, magnetism may aid the patient. Indeed, this alternative medicine works on energy and helps the patient to relax, feel confident, or even adopt a positive attitude.

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