Atopic Dermatitis

By Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO

Jacob Schor has, in recent years, presented in lectures and publications about the research of Hajime Kimata, an allergist who conducted randomized trials showing that humor has beneficial effects on allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis.1 Kimata has also conducted some provocative research on the effect of kissing and sexual intercourse on atopic dermatitis (AD), as well as the effect of humor on testosterone and erectile dysfunction.

Kimata published a study in 2003 where he examined a group of 60 Japanese subjects with either allergic rhinitis or AD and...

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