This series will explore naturopathic and integrative approaches to treating various skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and herpes, as well as aesthetic concerns such as hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The demand for natural and complementary medicines among patients is growing, and health care practitioners need to be informed of the evidence to safely guide patients and answer their questions. Naturopathic medicine approaches health from the perspective that we must treat the whole person because the body’s many systems are all interconnected. Disease is not sequestered in only one part of the body.The series will present evidence-based research on how dysfunction in other parts of the body, such as in the thyroid or the gut, can have a profound impact on dermatological disease.
- Describe the pathogenesis of hyperpigmentation: (1) production of melanin; (2) transfer of melanin to surrounding keratinocytes; (3) genetic and intra-cellular regulation; and (4) survival and turnover of skin cells.
- Compare and contrast different hyperpigmentation disorders: solar lentigo, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
- Assess the current scientific evidence for the use of botanicals to reduce hyperpigmentation, including the mechanism of action, for: aloe, green tea, white peony, pomegranate, red clover, ashwagandha, and red vine leaf.
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
|Name of Faculty||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Julie Greenberg, ND||
No financial relationships to disclose
|Name of Editor / Scientific Reviewer||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP||
Grants/Research Support: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Abbvie, Physicians Exclusive, Sytheon, Type A Deodorant
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|Name of Content Manager||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Venita Sivamani, Planner||LearnHealth founder and shareholder|
|Planners at Your CE Source||No financial relationships to disclose|
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