Peter Lio, M.D., is assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago.
For patients who need or want alternative approaches for treating psoriasis, balenotherapy, curcumin, indigo naturalis, fish oil supplementation, and dietary control may provide effective relief, either alone or as integrative therapy.
There seems to be renewed interest in coconut and other natural oils, with topics as far-flung as using coconut oil as a sunscreen (spoiler: it didn’t work very well!) Here, we’ll tell you where it does show promise.
There is increasing interest in so-called alternative medicine. Both patients and practitioners are clearly interested in this domain and this is in striking contrast to the bright, shining edifice of evidence-based medicine.