Let Hayo’u help you win the struggle against stress. Our armoury of tips and tools harnesses the ancient power of Chinese Medicine to help you kick this modern malady in to touch – no appointments, prescriptions or medication required.
Here’s who’s been using Hayo’u to become happier and healthier this week:
Dear Katie. Can you recommend a natural treatment for rosacea? I’ve suffered since my teens and know the likely triggers – alcohol, sun exposure, spicy food and caffeine. When I’ve had awful flare ups I’ve also used topical antibiotics, but nothing has treated the root cause of it. No one can tell me why I suffer and abstinence from some of life’s pleasures seems pointless. What can I do differently?
– Amy, 38
Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin condition, characterised by the flushing and redness you’ve mentioned, which is caused by inflammation to the blood vessels. People who have fair skin and who tend to blush easily may be at a higher risk of the condition, and it appears more often among women around the time of menopause, along with hot flushes.
There are a variety of trigger factors that are thought to make rosacea worse, some of which you’ve highlighted, like alcohol and sunlight. There’s a major cause you may not be aware of however. Stress.
Most Western treatments focus on the symptoms rather than the cause. But Chinese Medicine is different, and its integrated mind-body approach to health opens up a whole new explanation and range of treatments.
According to Chinese Medicine, rosacea is linked to the healthy functioning of the heart. If the heart is stressed, heat is created. The body protects itself by redirecting the heat out via the skin, resulting in painful flare ups of hot, sore skin.
How can Hayo’u help? The answer is to keep the heart stress-free and to control the body’s release of heat by enabling your entire circulatory system to do the hard work for you. This self-treatment is called Gua Sha – an ancient Chinese Medicine technique that helps draw out heat and rebalance the functioning of the organs.
Use The Body Restorer Gua Sha tool to expel the heat through the unaffected areas of the skin. Press-stroke the tool on the chest area, 8 strokes at a time, encouraging the skin to redden. Remember not to use is on skin that’s broken or over moles. The redness will go down quickly and over time won’t appear at all – this is when the heat has been cleared and you’ll notice your symptoms have disappeared too.
The Beauty Restorer can also be used directly on your face. Pop the jade stone Beauty Restorer in the fridge and once chilled, press the flat side to the affected areas to further cool and soothe.
Next, use the Rescue Breath Ritual to keep stress under control and to thus prevent it from affecting the heart. Deep smiling breaths work on multiple levels and despite their simplicity are astonishingly affective.
Lastly do our Reset Ritual every day. The shaking, twisting and drumming movements prevent stress getting a foothold in the body thus instigating the environment for the condition to flare up. It also allows any pent up heat to be dispersed over the entire body in a gentle manner.