By Dragana Brown
In the early nineties I was diagnosed with Acne Rosacea, a skin condition that some reports say affects anything between 60 to over 100 million people world wide, an ailment not well understood at all, which affects one’s face, and as in my case, often accompanied by blepharitis (inflamed eyelids).
The condition tormented me (the best way I could describe the feeling of living with the disorder) for about 17-18 years where year upon year it was getting progressively worse.
I searched high and low for cures both in allopathic and what’s termed alternative medicine: shiatsu, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, various dietary regimes, potions, lotions and much more… all to no avail. At some point I even underwent a thorough examination at a clinic for infectious disease because specialists struggled to diagnose it at first.