YOUNG ADULT PROBLEMS: MOLES

A mole is a fleshy, pigmented lesion known in medical parlance as a naevus. These lesions contain increased amounts of melanocytes, which give the skin its pigmentation. In themselves moles are harmless but disfiguring and if very obvious or very numerous can cause social embarrassment and feelings of inadequacy. : ©¦

Melanoma and Solar keratosis

A mole carries a slight chance of becoming a melanoma and it is therefore important to watch out, for the following signs:

An increase in size

A change or variation in colour

Bleeding

Itching.

Moles may appear on meridians or energy lines and be reflective of underlying weakness in an organ. Multiple moles probably have no relevancy but a single mole, especially if there at birth or developing in the first few years of life, could be assessed by a Chinese or Tibetan practitioner who may compare its position with weaknesses in the pulses.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Most moles are harmless but any of the changes mentioned above should raise suspicion and a GP or dermatologist should be consulted.

Removal and microscopic examination of the mole is the only sure way of establishing the innocence of a mole.

See Operations and surgery if necessary.

The homeopathic remedy Thuja can be taken at potency 200, one dose daily for three days every three months, as a possible protective measure in individuals with many moles.

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