Saturday, November 21, 2015

How I Cured My Psoriasis With the Law of Attraction


I firmly believe that I cleared up my psoriasis a few years ago using the law of attraction -- and not just sent it into remission, but stopped it for good. It came after years of trying different remedies that didn't do much to help my skin and only made me disappointed. After I learned about the law of attraction and the effects your thinking and beliefs have on the cells of your body, I figured I had nothing to lose. Here's the backstory and the techniques I used to send it packing.

I was in my mid-20s when psoriasis showed up on my skin. I developed a round, red, very itchy rash out of nowhere one day on the back of my neck that was also partially on the bottom of my scalp. I was also getting the same rash in the crooks of both arms (the other side of my elbows.) The first dermatologist I went to, who was my mother's, shrugged it off as nothing and just gave me a prescription for extra strength hydrocortisone cream. That did nothing, so I sought a second opinion. As soon as the second doctor saw the rash on my hairline, he said it was psoriasis and gave me samples for a steroid-based foam to apply to it and a prescription.


For those that don't know, psoriasis is a skin disorder where the skin cells multiply too quickly and often form scaly, silverly patches from the build-up. While there's no cure, it's been determined that it's linked to the body's auto-immnune system which malfunctions -- for lack of a better word -- causing the skin cells to go into haywire.


Over the next few years, the rash would flare up and die down, but it would never go away completely. Although the steroid applications helped, I really didn't want to use them all of the time and worried about the long-term effects they might have on my skin. I often couldn't pull my hair back in a ponytail or put it up because of the rash, and going to the hairdresser was a little embarrassing...and when they used the hot dryer on the area while styling my hair, of course that would irritate it. I also had to be careful when touching up my color, taking extra care to keep the dye away from the rash.


At the same time, a tiny, itchy, scaly spot of psoriasis would appear at times on my legs or hips, and I was also getting some form of it on my back; while this area didn't itch, it almost looked and felt like I had adult acne on that part of my body. 


I tried not to panic because I felt that could make it worse, but all I could think of was meeting a man that I hit it off with only to have to tell him in time about my awful looking skin. Furthermore, I was pretty sure no one would want to put their hands on my back and what a turn-off it would be for anyone to have to look at it and touch it. 


I did research into psoriasis and visited some forums to learn what other patients were doing and what was helping them. Of course, there were no tried-and-true cures. Some people claimed that changing their diet and flushing toxins from their system cleared up their psoriasis; others had traveled to the Dead Sea, hoping that the high sodium content would cure their skin. As for myself, I consider myself a pretty healthy eater so I tried some over-the-counter psoriasis remedies that had minimal results; a shampoo by Neutrogena with an awful, medicine-like smell, and soap made with Dead Sea salt, something that's been known to help some psoriasis sufferers. Both would take the edge off the rash but didn't do much to fade it. I more or less lived with the flare-ups over the next decade or so.


Once I learned about the law of attraction and read Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" as well as "The Secret" and a couple of other books, I decided that I was going to see if I could use the power of my thoughts and energy to have an effect on my psoriasis. So many of the teachings talked a lot about using the law of attraction to heal the human body and how our thoughts and beliefs affect our cells. At this point I figured it was worth a shot since nothing else had worked and I didn't want to rely on medications or prescription ointments for the rest of my life. I was going to instead heal my body from the inside out.


I started with being grateful for the simple fact that my psoriasis was on the really mild side. Even though the rashes were irritating, I knew that it could be much worse; there are people who have more noticeable and chronic psoriasis and those that suffer from arthritic psoriasis, where the joints are actually affected by the condition. I had neither and my rash was easily hidden by my hair, so I gave thanks that at least I had that going for me (although I had read horror stories about the rash spreading across the scalp, and I was worried that that was going to eventually happen to me if I didn't do something about it.)


I thought and said out loud a lot of positive affirmations that painted the picture of how I wanted my skin to be....i.e, "My skin is beautiful and clear," "My rashes are gone," "I have clear, beautiful, psoriasis-free skin," "My skin is healing," "I can wear my hair up because the back of my neck is beautiful," etc. When I took a shower and stripped my clothes off I'd look in the mirror and repeat these affirmations. However, I didn't just think and recite them -- I made the effort to believe them, to feel them at my core.


It's really important to note that every affirmation I came up with was in the present tense...not, "I am going to have beautiful, clear skin," but "I have beautiful, clear skin."

And when I showered, I'd imagine that the rashes were fading away as I washed them.


I also meditated a bit. I'd read that stress is often cited as a cause of psoriasis, so I decided that I was going to feel as good and free of stress as possible and eradicate as much worrying and negative feelings as I could. When I meditated, I pictured my body healing from the inside out and showing itself on the outside as beautiful, psoriasis-free skin. I would tell myself that my body was healing from the inside out, and that my immune system and cells functioned beautifully. I sent loving thoughts and appreciation to my body. 


I would put my fingers on my rash and affirm that it was healing and fading away. I would put my hands on my back and affirm that it was clear, smooth, beautiful, and psoriasis-free.


Most importantly, I believed all of these affirmations with all of my heart and soul. My body was healing and my skin was healing as a result and I absolutely had no doubt.


I'd repeat this process whenever I could -- while taking a shower, getting dressed, and taking a few minutes to meditate and focus on healing. The psoriasis didn't disappear overnight. But over the next few weeks, it started to fade...until one day I asked my mother for confirmation that there wasn't any trace of a rash on the back of my neck. There wasn't! I no longer got the rashes on my arms and I no longer had psoriasis on my back. In a matter of weeks it started to look better and it also got smooth again. 


I will confess that once in a blue moon, I do get a tiny spot on my legs or hips, and they do tend to come with the change of seasons....going from cold to warmer months or vice versa. However, they only last a couple of days and I just reaffirm everything that I did when the disorder was at its worst. 


As far as I'm concerned, the psoriasis that plagued me for years and previously thought would always be a part of my life is gone -- and I did it without prescription medication and ointments. I did it with my own mind and a steadfast faith. 

12 comments:

  1. I have really just started working on this. It's been a long year for me too and I have gone back to meditation and also starting with the affirmations. Its early days yet but I do feel better.

    Enjoying your new blog...:)

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    1. Jeff! Congrats - the first commenter on here. (Sorry, I don't have a prize for you, though...LOL.) You know what's funny...some LOA teachers don't advocate affirmations, or they say you should only get into them when you're in a good enough mood to believe them. I disagree. Affirmations were one of the first things I put into practice when I first learned about LOA and I believe they work wonders. Even when you're in a crappy mood, they can help move you into a better one. The key is believing them, though, and keeping that faith.

      I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Thank you for this!! I got diagnosed with guttate psoriasis in September last year.. took absolutely months to go away and I have just listened to The Secret on audio book and am doing everything it says. It is a powerful tool if you believe it it!!

    I used to get psoriasis on my face as well and still do have red patches on my cheek. Can you recommend anything to me that could help take the redness and heat away??

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    1. Hi Jade, thanks for your comment and sorry to hear you have psoriasis. Nothing topical/OTC worked for me -- seems like thinking positively and knowing it was going away and that my body was healthy did the trick.

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  3. Thank you!ive been trying evenything for years. I belive i will heal my akin through the law of attraction.

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  4. Hi Pamela,

    Thank you for telling your story here.

    I have known about and used the LOA for many years - probably almost as long as i have had the psoriasis! but only now after reading Joe Dispenzas 'you are the Placebo' have i realised i can use it to cure my psoriasis. so i searched google and found your blog.. thank you for sharing your story, i know that if you cured yourself then i can too

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  5. I have a little bit of psoriasis on my legs that usually flares up in winter. If I see my legs get a littlle irritated I put DermalMD Rosacea Serum on and next morning flakiness is gone and redness goes away within 24 hrs after that. Just from 1 application. It may take more than that for worse conditions but that's what has worked for me!

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  6. I am so grateful I came across this post! I've had chronic eczema for 3 years now, it's all over my face, arms, and neck. I'm going to try these affirmations. Would you try and avoid itching when it got itchy? Actually, I'm not sure if psoriasis gets itchy, but if it did then what would you do? Peace and love

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  7. Thank you so much for your post! I've been dealing with chronic eczema for 3 years now all over my face, arms, and neck. If psoriasis gets itchy, what would you do when it did? Would you try to avoid itching it? I'm going to try the positive affirmations for sure (: peace and love

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    1. Hi Breanna -- funny you should ask; recently my psoriasis did come back, a little bit, as winter started to come on. I got a few spots on my legs, below my knees, which has never happened before. I do scratch when it's itchy...it's pretty hard not to. But as I have a really mild case of it, I just reaffirmed to myself that I have clear, itch-free skin and that the rash areas are gone. I also do affirmations saying that my immune system works perfectly (as psoriasis is believed to be a malfunction of the immune system which causes rapid skin cell turnover and hence, the rash.) And of today, the itchy spots I had on my legs are 90-95% gone. Keep in mind, too, that the Universe could inspire you to seek out info online and you may get directed to a remedy you've never heard of. You just have to open to receive and know that there's a remedy that works for you.

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  8. Thank you Pam, you are right.. everything comes from thoughts..I also get psoriasis sometimes but thoughts are the way to cure it... Yes it can be cured by a positive mind. Thank you again for reminding me of this

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  9. My psoriasis actually recently came back with a bit of a vengeance, so I have to take back that I completely cured it. For the past month I've had two big itchy splotches on one of my legs below the knee...an area it's never showed up in before. However, after feeling my affirmation and affirming that it was calming down and that my body was straightening out from the inside out and it is going away, it has faded quite a bit and is now just about gone.

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