About Elaine Mummery
My natural treatment of acne process came about because I am not a believer in the current medical system whereby patients are treated with the use of pharmaceutical drugs. In many of these cases the patient could be treated more successfully by a natural approach. This is the case with the treatment of acne.
It is unfortunate that the medical world has split up into many different types of therapies. In my view a doctor should be trained to provide dietary advice and check at a deeper level to see if their patient is simply deficient in specific nutrients. They should be able to have the knowledge to see if specific herbs would be beneficial and also to weigh these up against drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies.
It is widely recognised that pharmaceutical drugs come with side effects. The reason is due to the fact that these drugs are toxic to the body. They may solve one problem but often they cause a whole lot more (side effects). Opting therefore to treat a condition such as acne naturally should be the doctors first port of call. This simply is not the case currently.
The medical world is divided
Instead many doctors view the natural treatment of acne approach as ‘unscientific’ or ‘quackery’. It is unfortunate that the training provided to our doctors concentrate on the use of man made drugs rather any natural approaches. The doctors that I have worked with confirm that they receive very little education about nutrition – it is not deemed as necessary. Some of these doctors in order to provide a more balanced approach to medicine have had no option but to leave mainstream practices and go private.
Yet, medical science tells us that for the body to work efficiently it must have vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Scientists have provided us with the symptoms that appear when the body is missing certain nutrients. Science has also provided us with the long term consequences of the body being deficient of nutrients as well as providing us with data that allows us to ascertain correctly what nutrients the body is missing.
So why is it when I ask my patients to visit their GP for a blood test for Iron, B12 and Vitamin D that they often refuse? When these patients have to go privately to attain results they are often extremely deficient of one or all of these vital nutrients and this is playing a part in their health problems. The same health issues they have been asking their GP to help them with.
The benefits to opting for a natural treatment to acne
At my clinic I work with hair analysis. I work with this to allow me to see the mineral base of my patient, which in turn tells me many things about their health. Along with the blood tests I am then able to ascertain the cause of their acne and provide them with a natural treatment of acne skincare plan to rectify deficiencies and the damage to their body caused by their deficiencies.
I ask therefore, why are our doctors not providing the same information? Why do they continually start with medicated lotions that continue to get stronger and more damaging to the skin before moving onto numerous courses of antibiotics, the contraceptive pill, Roaccutane and steroids. All of these drugs damage the body in some way. None of these drugs address the root cause of acne.
I started an acne clinic simply to educate my patients on the cause of their acne and to provide them with the knowledge to allow them to clear their skin naturally. Each patient therefore learns to understand the root cause of their acne. Understanding the actual cause of their acne allows them to also fix other health issues that can accompany acne.
I am a firm believer in medicine but only medicine that is natural to the body; medicine that allows the body to repair itself without unwanted side effects. If you are looking to treat the root cause of your acne, then by all means get in touch.
I stopped consulting in the UK in 2014 as I opted for a quieter life and moved my family to France. I still continue to consult although patients overseas and in the UK do need to speak with me via Skype or Facetime.
With very best wishes