Vitiligo is a dramatic skin condition characterized by loss of skin pigmentation in the deeper epidermal layer.
There are a multitude of classifications – segmental vitiligo (SV), non-segmental vitiligo (NSV), vitiligo universalis, acrofacial vitilgo, mucosal vitiligo.
Independent of which classification, the biological conflict associated with vitiligo is the same … a deep and brutal separation, often characterized as dramatic, severe, nasty, ugly or intense. A separation always involves either wanting to separate oneself (repel, push away) from someone or something or not wanting to separate oneself (embrace, pull closer.)
When the individual is in conflict activity the outer skin or epidermis undergoes a de-pigmentation process. The biological meaning of the de-pigmentation or ulceration of the epidermis to assist the individual to better feel the touch of the loved one from whom the separation occurred. Continue reading “Vitiligo.”