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Kristin

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I know someone who has psoriasis. Do you think the sorbolene cream might help? Do you have anything else you think might be helpful? Thanks.

Lindy

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Kristin,

There is another post here about psoriosis of the scalp.  You should read Carolyn's suggestions until she responds specifically back to you.

Lindy
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Excellent choice Kristin - and actually I've known a number of sufferers who have achieved a good level of management using the whole range of pure base products - both with and without essential oils.
I would strongly suggest your friend work out a plan for regular relaxation/de-stressing time on a daily basis and if possible also either massage or reflexology - again with or without essential oils - on a weekly basis preferably for the first 4-6 weeks - or probably more realistically every 2 weeks for the first 2 months.
Finding a registered aromatherapist who can work with your friend to select appropriate essential oils for use with relaxation/meditation/massage will over time help to re-educate the immune system and subsequently the way the skin responds. I would suggest checking out the previous threads within the Forum discussing psoriasis and other skin conditions - and do please read the MindBody references - particularly eye-opening.
When your friend is ready to start incorporating essential oils - having discovered those he/she has a specific affinity for, then please remember that 'less is always more' and start with small amounts - both by inhalation and skin application if and when your friend is ready for that - then work up to amounts that seem to work best for him/her. Aromatherapy is definitively an individual experience. There are essential oils that contain components with properties that may help manage psoriasis - most authors have lists in their reference sections - but which of those semi-finalists will work best for your friend depends on whether he/she actually 'likes' the smell.
Do let me know if you have any further questions. We're here to help if we can.
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Carolyn
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