Research has shown that with all skin conditions, stress can be an underlying factor which contributes towards the severity of the problem, especially eczema and psoriasis.
Hypnotherapy can be a pleasant and relaxing experience that can significantly reduce stress levels, in turn reducing cortisol, which triggers symptoms.
In the instance of eczema, it has been shown that from a young age, if a child develops a negative self image it only maintains the issue, this is why it is important to learn to love and approve of yourself. It has been shown that due to normal maturation, the condition may lessen if those feelings were not held onto.
Hypnotherapy has been used to help relieve the itching of eczema (Goodman, 1962).
We can use hypnotherapy to also stop habits such as scratching, which would only aggravate and prolong the discomfort.
Hypnotherapy has also been used to help deal with and overcome allergic reactions upon the skin (Fry 1965)