Dermatology is the medical specialty
concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin (integumentary
Examples of skin condtions include:
There is much interest in the use of Holistic Treatments for Skin Conditions,
or "Holistic Dermatology". This can take various forms such as Hypnosis,
Flower Remedies, and Subliminal
Mind-Training or Relaxation
Techniques (in the cases of conditions that may be exacerbated by stress/anxiety).
However, it is recommended to consult your usual physician in cases of
all new and/or changing skin conditions.
Aspects of dermatology are taught as required parts of courses in most
bodywork, beauty, and holistic therapies.
To read more about medical
dermatology visit "The
Electronic Textbook of Dermatology"
(a website intended
primary for trained clinical dermatologists, but also an excellent reference
of general interest).
* _ A medical specialist
in the field of dermatology is called an
* _ The adjective used
to refer to dermatology is
Links to other relevant areas on this website include:
* _ Labelled Diagram
of the Structure of Skin.
* _ Skin
* _ Glossary Section for The
Structures of Skin.
* _ Glossary Section for
Skin Conditions (Diseases & Disorders).
* _ Glossary Section