The skin: what does it represent according to Metamedicine? And its disorders?

Metamedicine and Surroundings

Today’s installment 100% Metamedicine, dedicated to a very important organ of our body, by extension and meaning: THE SKIN Let’s start by looking at: – what is skin – what the skin represents according to Metamedicine – what redness, burning, itching …and the “classic” DERMATITIS, ECZEMIA in adults and children may want to communicate to us. Metamedicine proposes very precise keys to understanding what the skin represents and what the various disorders that can affect the skin represent.

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Let’s talk about skin, a topic as extensive as this organ that is our protective shell is. Skin is that thing through which we experience everything; there are also many ways of saying “experiencing on one’s own skin” for example.

Our skin can be particularly sensitive, and sometimes it can help us at a time when we need to make ourselves a little more “numb” to what might be touching us. The skin records information constantly. It can record information through pleasant or unpleasant touch, the touch of a loved one that remains inscribed in my memory.

The skin is the firstorgan through which we come into contact with the environment and with people; this protective envelope is very different from person to person it also changes according to what I call birth imprints. This envelope will therefore fulfill its protective function differently depending on the subject: for someone it will be more responsive, for someone it will be more sensitive etc.

Here we explore some important general information to begin to hear how much the skin can speak to us, and about what.

Skin issues affect everyone, regardless of whether we have a condition or something that seems to alter the ordinary state of the skin. Our skin is constantly changing, constantly moving because it is in constant exchange with the outside world. It is the organ of touch, of contact, and therefore it is the organ of relationship: so we can begin to understand how much the skin has to tell us!

When I talk about relationship I am definitely talking about relationship in physical terms therefore of contact but also in energetic terms: think about when we say of someone “about something “by skin I don’t like it” or “by skin I like it,” in fact there is no direct contact but there is something that we perceive on a subtle level, on our skin, that tells us “yes” or “no,” pleasant or unpleasant.

As a carrier of information, skin already speaks to us by its appearance, texture, color, smell alone.

You can find many insights in both the Great Dictionary of Metamedicine and Metamedicine 2.0, but here we get to the point with the basics to get everyone started on getting in touch and listening to their skin.

The consistency

Skin smooth, rough, drier or oilier, and not by chance! everything has meaning.

For example: smooth skin is regarded as the skin of those who express a desire for kindness, those who want to be kind, those who tend to be kind in life.

Rough skin tells us that probably in the relationship a person tends to be a little harder or rougher, which is neither good nor bad simply information. Could we ask why this person ( or myself) in the relationship needs to be “rougher”? It could be because somehow she is tired of being nice or there is a part of her that says I would like to be loved for who I am without necessarily having to be nice all the time!

In dry skin there might be a feeling of lack of this hydration, liquid, emotional, affective lubricant. There may be loneliness and a deficiency, a lack of exchange with others.

So if the skin is our protective shell, it is the largest organ in our body, the one with which we relate to others is a litmus test of how we relate to others, Of our idea of what relationship with others should be, what touches us, how it touches us, and how much it touches us!

It shows us how we react to what touches us: we can react in many ways for example with itching, with burning, with pain, with dryness, with skin splitting, with skin becoming particularly oily etc.

So much information!


Smell is also a transmitter of information, and through smell we make many choices throughout the day even though we may not realize it.

There are people who have a smell that we don’t like, and our own smell changes depending on our health status, hormonal status, mood etc.

The smell of a person’s skin has nothing to do with the amount of perfume or deodorant or cleansers that the person puts on him or herself; when we talk about the smell of a person’s skin, we are talking about a unique, unrepeatable, and changeable (but only partly) smell: The smell of the skin often translates our thoughts.

Let’s talk about women for example: how does their smell change during the various phases of the menstrual cycle? In this exploration I have added a lot of information to that which is shared in Metamedicine, and I share some of it here. I was saying earlier that the skin translates our thoughts: it means, for example, that if we have feelings of anger, of rage as can happen (for specific reasons that I won’t go into here) in the premenstrual phase my skin may smell more acidic and intense. If we have feelings of disesteem, shame or feelings with this vibration (typical of the preovulation stage, but not only) the skin and sweat will have yet another quality.

These are just hints to give you this input: start looking at your skin with fresh eyes, observe how it changes over time.

For example, I have just recently discovered that I have rougher parts here and there-a surprise because my smooth skin has always been “a myth” to me and to those who know me. Is it possible that with this manifestation I decided to show my imperfection? Don’t fear it anymore and make it manifest? Or is it possible that it is a conflict in that? I want to show my imperfection but I’m not afraid of it, why am I afraid of losing this halo of myth?

Can I be loved even without being perfect? always kind?


color, pigmentation and any problems at this level, of speak of our relationship with the sun. What does it represent to you?


has as its task to restore good thermoregulation of the body; when the excessive sweating means that my system is is working hard to restore harmony. What destabilized this balance? Performance anxiety? concern? fear of being wrong? we can ask ourselves: what is altering my natural state of stillness?

Attention: when we talk about skin we are talking about all parts, layers: as much external as mucous membranes, hair etc…

There will be a dedicated article.


are widespread and often have no “specific cause “and are categorized as atopic dermatitis.

There are important themes underneath these dermatitis, and the fact that they are normally dismissed with a little cortisone is a great shame because they are not given the opportunity to integrate what they have come to communicate to us.

This phenomenon I have observed especially working with maternity, very young babies “affected” by atopic dermatitis.

First, however, let’s lay another important foundation: the skin is made up of several layers.

We speak of epidermis as the covering tissue, thus the outermost layer.

We speak of dermis as that layer that lies underneath and instead performs the function of support, so it is a supporting tissue.

Dermatitis can cause injury on both levels.

Therefore, when a skin condition touches not only the epidermis but also the dermis part and it is possible that we are experiencing a feeling of disesteem shame self-rejection. I elaborate on the topic of acne pimples and adolescence in another video/article.

Dislike shame self-rejection are that ‘set of feelings that can lead to developing dermatitis. In dermatitis there is anger, rage.

To understand even more deeply, we also need to look at where it appeared: for example, if it appeared on the face, we can remember that the face represents our individuality, the image I have of myself and the image others have of me. It represents the gaze that others (and I) have on me.

So in this case disesteem and shame might be related to how I am presenting myself to the world, my identity and individuality.

Instead, if it took the legs, it might be shame disliked with respect to ‘going a certain way, a certain decision.

Do you see how clearly the skin can speak to us about what difficulties we have in our relationship with others, with the world, with a particular person?

I told you at the beginning of the article that skin sometimes fulfills the function of protecting us by making us less sensitive.

If we are particularly sensitive people we may need to make ourselves less sensitive to pain, to anything that might cause us pain.

So what does the skin do? it thins to feel less, and then to repair, swells it thickens, becomes red and hot. This is often what happens to very young babies, such as when they are sent to daycare or when a breastfeeding ends abruptly, unaccompanied. These are just a few examples of contact disruption, which is painful, causes the skin to thin so that it does not feel too much of a break and then a repair phase, which is what they call dermatitis.

The contact with the mother, with the reference person is suddenly lost, and it is as if at that moment the child’s skin becomes so thin that he or she does not feel this lack, but this also affects adults.

When there is a separation that causes us pain, the skin responds to come to our aid. Is skin care enough? no, because if I don’t take care of the deep cause-the separation pain-taking care of the symptom will not be enough. Maybe the skin will heal but the pain will come out in another organ.

Let’s not underestimate skin problems in the sense that it’s perfectly fine to take care of it from a medical point of view as well: if I need a certain ointment if I need a certain treatment it’s perfectly fine however take a look at what I shared with you as well, if you like. Skin is precious messenger for our personal growth, for our evolution.


Itching rhymes with impatience.

Mild impatience or outright exasperation (if we think of hives). Just recently a person in consultation brought me hives, saying she tried everything, scrubs every day but to no avail. We saw together how she had been living for too long in a certain situation that was exasperating her instead of being able to go her own way. Hives (simplifying) manifests a conflict between what I would like and what I feel I must accept instead, I feel obligated to accept.

As always don’t stop there, underneath the hives there are interesting themes because what really compels me to accept something despite myself to endure something an exasperating situation? Under the hives there is this conflict: I want one thing while experiencing another, there is impatience and there is dissipation of energy. Why do I give in to what is there and not do something to change this situation? If I don’t channel my fire that wants to change, transmute, transform the situation..where will this fire go?

I want to leave you with 4 steps to begin a personal exploration on your own.

If I have a skin problem, the first thing I can do is get a pen and paper and:

  1. Note which part of the body is affected (e.g., neck and elbows)
  2. Begin to reflect on the symbolism of those body parts
  3. Observe laterality: right side or left side?
  4. observe the type of manifestation: pain, burning, itching and dryness and splitting, swelling etc.

Enjoy your exploration!

Written By Alexandra Francesca D'Alessandro

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