Why can’t you just tell yourself to stop scratching? Very simple: you never told yourself to start. Your conscious willpower self isn’t running the show.
Published On: Apr 6, 2020
Last Updated On: Sep 29, 2020
Research has demonstrated a correlation between stress and eczema – stress causes eczema to flare, and flaring eczema worsens stress. Mindfulness-based practices have been shown to decrease inflammatory markers, improve sleep quality and decrease itch, stress, depression and fatigue. Dr. Mamta Jhaveri discusses the eczema-stress connection, explain how mindfulness can help fight flares, and identify useful ways to integrate mindfulness practices into your daily life.
Mamta Jhaveri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Board certified dermatologist
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Eczema warrior, certified yoga and meditation teacher