Your skin is the largest organ that you have and its condition can provide information about what is going on inside of your body as well as how you are responding to your surroundings. Your environment, allergies, immune system function, hormones, metabolism, nutrition, lifestyle, psychological and emotional states, digestive, and even cardiovascular function can all affect your skin. Because your skin is influenced by how your whole person functions, it is important to consider all aspects of one’s health and well-being when managing a skin condition. As a result of taking a whole person approach to the treatment of skin conditions, many other symptoms that are experienced may also be diminished or eliminated. Patients often find that along with improvement of their skin disorders they enjoy better digestion, sleep and mood, increased clarity in thinking, less fatigue, weight regulation, diminished allergies, increased resistance to stress and disease, decreased joint and muscular pain and many other positive aspects of healing the whole person.