The skin, covering the whole of the body as it does, is a marvellous and intricate piece of bodily mechanism designed by nature for many purposes the chief of which is the protection of the inner organs, the regulation of body temperature, and the elimination of cell-waste. The skin, while the outer layer, is bound up intimately with the whole organism, and its healthy and efficient functioning depends entirely upon the way the rest of the organism as a whole is acting. When we realise that the skin is directly connected, and very intimately bound up with the working of the rest of the organism, we can begin to understand something about the origination of skin diseases. We see that these diseases are directly connected with the rest of the body, and are indeed the outcome of internal malfunctioning.
Through the skin, large quantities of toxic matter can be easily eliminated owing to the enormous skin surface - and it is in this way that most of the skin diseases we are acquainted with originate. They are merely attempts on the part of nature to throw off systemic poisons and bodily refuse which cannot be eliminated in any other convenient way. It is evident that man, when encumbered with a chronic disease that it is unable to overcome with its own power automatically, adopts the plan of developing a local disease/discharge on some external part, solely for this objective by making and keeping the disease on the external parts, it may thereby silence the internal disease. It thereby transfers the internal disease to the local affection.
This is how skin diseases originate, and to get rid of them, we need to help with the elimination process, which is already set in operation through the medium of the disease, to literally help the disease right out of the system.
Skin diseases are not just things that happen to the individual without any reference to his internal condition. That is precisely why these diseases, when treated purely from the local point of view, by the application of external ointments and salves, do not allow the toxic matter at the root of the trouble to be eliminated, as a real cure demands; it merely suppresses the disease. If treated along these lines, the disease, if it disappears at all as a result of the treatment, does so only because the toxins and impurities which the system was trying to throw off through the medium of the disease have been thrust back into the blood-stream again, to cause further trouble later on.
If treated holistically with internal medicine alone and without the use of ointments, or lotions, diseases of the skin disappear, leaving the sufferer in far better general health than before, because of the great lessening of the total amount of toxic matter present in the system, and because of the rejuvenation of the bodily mechanism as a whole, resulting from the treatment.