Below is an article from the VA hospital of San Francisco:
Researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco and the University of California-San Francisco showed how psychological stress induces skin abnormalities that could initiate or worsen skin disorders such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Previous research has shown psychological stress increases glucocorticoid production. It is also well recognized that psychological stress adversely affects many skin disorders, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
In this study, it was shown that the increase in glucocorticoids induced by psychological stress induces abnormalities in skin structure and function, which can exacerbate skin diseases. This finding provides a link for understanding how psychological stress can adversely affect skin disorders.
Blocking the production or action of glucocorticoids prevented the skin abnormalities induced by psychological stress. So, if we can help our clients with hypnosis to reduce the stress of their lives can we help them with their skin disorders? I know that I have been able to do just that.
December issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.