Skin - Dermis

Published on Skin.

Here, at the dermis, we will also be talking about skin cancer.

The dermis is the deep layer of vertebrates skin. This is the layer where the roots of the animal’s hair (and the scales of fish) can be found, besides the sebaceous and the sweat glands and the nails. The blood and lymphatic vessels that irrigate the epidermis and the sensorial organs and nerves associated to them are also located in the dermis. Tensions on the skin are always related to aggression and protection.

However, the tensions that cause symptoms on the dermis are different from those that provoke symptoms on the epidermis.

The tensions that cause symptoms on the dermis are linked to protection and aggression in the most primary sense. They are representative of people who feel their territory has been invaded and who feel attacked in the most primary sense of the word, and who feel a major tension regarding uncleanness. This could be basic material uncleanness or something filthy carried out by someone. It could be of a sexual nature, a con etc.

In short, the most basic protection-related conflicts occur at the level of the dermis.

The dermis has nothing to do with separation, it has more to do with the idea “other person dominates me, and I feel my territory has been invaded”.

Relationship, communication and separation-related conflicts occur at the level of the epidermis. Like with the dermis, here we will find aggression and need for protection, but these are of a more social and relational nature, more to do with communication.

Protections have the purpose of attacking and defending from verbal or physical aggression. Someone who has profoundly felt aggression and disgust regarding something, such as “he makes me sick”, or “that makes me sick”, and is unable to verbalize the tremendous feeling of disgust he is experiencing, may develop skin cancer. Skin cancer occurs at the level of the dermis.

The person needs to move away from that person or thing that revolts him. The person who has skin cancer tends to say that he has solved things, that he is not being assaulted any more. He says it is ok, that he has sorted it out, that he has moved away or forgotten about the issue and pretends it does not matter any more. So he keeps it all to himself, and will not verbalize it. However, it is here that his illusion lies. He will not move away from the other person, precisely because his beliefs do not allow it or because he is physically unable to do so. As he fails to move away from the other person, the body shows him the distancing from a physical perspective and it grows a mass, a volume that “keeps” the person away from the aggressor. The person with skin cancer lives through this tension silently, unable to verbalize it. This person absolutely needs to verbalize what he feels.

People who are cleanliness freaks, extremely particular about hygiene issues, are more prone to developing skin cancer. They feel assaulted by things that, after all, are inoffensive.

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