Skin Conditions And The Process of Ascension

Since January 1st, we have all been moving forward full steam.

2014 was preparation, and 2015 is “game time”. What does that exactly mean?

It means that all the things we painstakingly set up last year, from the major release work we’ve done around triggering issues in our lives, to addressing lingering shadows that have served us for many years, but no longer work for us, have been examined with a fine tooth comb. We’ve been much more careful about the words we use to refer to our spirit, our bodies, and our minds, and hearts.

Because, as we all know, the health of our spirit, bodies, minds, and hearts are intertwined and connected. Now, more than ever!

You may be finding that it’s easier to manifest things, nowadays; whereas, years before, it was sometimes a task and a half to create. As we raise our vibrations to creating life as the sovereign beings we are, and with greater awareness that we are connected to Source, and each other, we slough off the dead skin that we’ve been in. Sometimes, literally.

I have been witness to patients increasingly coming in with skin issues, ever since January. Sure, some may be caused by physical triggers, at first. Some are not. But, what’s clear is that there is something deeper at work. After they’ve seen the dermatologists, allergists, primary care physicians, and other specialists, performed the lab work, exams, it often results in a diagnosis of allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, or other skin-related issue. Sometimes it is inconclusive.

In Chinese Medicine, skin related conditions can run the gamut of various organ pathologies, mostly involving the Lung and the Liver, and with the source pathologies stemming from conditions such as Damp and Heat.

As I’d mentioned in my previous post, “Gathering The Energies Of Fall Series: Part I: The Body“, the Lungs correspond to the body skin. So, when there’s an imbalance of the skin, there is often an imbalance of the Lung. Interestingly enough, the Lungs are also all about grieving and letting go, so sometimes our skin helps us release our toxins, and let go of what no longer serves us.

The Liver is in charge of the free flow of Qi in the body. So, whenever there’s an obstruction of the Liver Qi, which we Chinese Medicine practitioners call Liver Qi Stagnation, that can result in either physical and/or emotional pain. The more obvious symptoms of Liver Qi Stagnation are irritability, short temper, red eyes, flushed face, headaches, and sometimes, neck and trapezius pain. There’s a great Ho’oponopono healing prayer for forgiveness that I posted here, which is excellent for healing the Liver.

Damp and heat can show up as one may expect – hot, flushed, irritated, raised, and possibly filled with fluid. In Chinese Medicine, the protocol would be to Drain the Damp and Clear the Heat, while addressing the Lungs, Liver, and any other organ involvement that can be found by checking the tongue and pulse. This can be done with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.

Another way to look at this is at the energetic level, as mentioned previously. In fact, skin conditions, especially now, have been attributed as a sign of ascension. As we raise our vibration to higher frequencies, and we spiritually awaken to our inner power, individually, and as a whole, “ascension symptoms” can range from changes in sleep patterns, changes in sensory input (ringing ears, changes in seeing, feeling, smelling), physical aches and pains, and skin sensitivities and eruptions (such as rashes, hives, acne, to name a few, particularly if that’s not been the case before), feeling emotions more intensely, and changes in appetite.

These are different ways our bodies are clearing our blockages, in order to make room for other ascension symptoms such as: becoming more aware of our Mind/Body/Spirit connection, experiencing greater synchronicity with what we want to manifest in life, increased intuition and psychic ability (I have been honored to witness some of my patients opening up into their power, particularly with their Crown and Third Eye Chakras), experiencing altered states of consciousness, or having different concepts of time, being more in touch with our Spirit Guides, Angels, and others in our Team of Light, to name a few.

And, as usual, since we are all connected, and share in some semblance of growth, even as I bear witness to the growth of my patients, I, too, recently experienced some skin eruptions that likely began as a minute allergy trigger, but has incorporated some of the above aspects that clearly show me that our Higher Selves are at work.

So, after the prednisone, clobetasol foam, Aveeno baths, Acupuncture, Reiki, and Chinese Herbs, what is one to do when we experience some of the more disconcerting symptoms of ascension?

Stay present.


See what arises to be healed.

Open your Heart Chakra and find the lesson.

Know you’re not alone.

And, know that all is as it should be.

How are your ascension symptoms arising?
How are you easing through them?
Let me know in the comments, below!

Much love to you as you heal and release,







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  1. Elaine
    February 5, 2015

    Hi Margarita,
    As usual your posts are insightful and relevant. I have recently been suffering from skin eruptions and have noticed ascension symptoms manifest in my sleep pattern (waking at 2-3 am and not able to fall back asleep). In the past I remember becoming frustrated when these changes occurred which only lead to more disruption (even less sleep, worsening skin condition). With this most recent episode I have tried to take a breath, relax and just let it be. In this moment I have also tried to be mindful of the fact that it will change.
    Thanks Margarita! !

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      February 5, 2015

      Hi Elaine,

      Great to hear from you! I’m sorry to hear that the sleep symptoms have been aggravating, and that skin eruptions have been prevalent. The Aveeno baths seem helpful, and you may want to try aloe or calendula cream for the skin irritation. I’m glad you’re embracing the fleeting nature of this discomfort. Thanks for reading!


    • Elaine
      November 12, 2017

      I am going through the same issue; it has been about 1.5 months now, the inflammations and skin eruptions have been quite bad, I feel like I can’t focus to do anything at the moment. Would anything help? Any suggestions, please? Thank you.

      • Maria Light
        August 28, 2018

        Aloha Elaine
        From my own personal experience most skin eruptions and headaches are generally due to consuming food that you are allergic to so be aware of your daily diet and when the reactions seem more or less severe try to remove known allergens ie:wheat corn dairy and nuts and see if anything shifts then keep testing foods to see how your body responds as for disruption in sleep I know that 2 cups of chamomile tea before you rest will certainly help you fall asleep faster and remain asleep longer
        However it could be that your meant to rise and pray ??chant or meditate ??for those hours are called Brahma Muhurta from 2 to 10 am when it’s most conducive for meditation and spiritual development Maria

  2. Teri Hall
    February 7, 2015

    That has been my mantra which I love your simplicity in saying it: Stay present, allow….and know that you are not alone. Sometimes hard to do but always , for me, the best to do. Thank you.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      February 7, 2015

      Hi Teri,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, isn’t it that sometimes the simplest things to do are the hardest? I find that the simplicity of the mantra has been helpful, since we tend to make things more complicated for ourselves than we need to.

      Have a great weekend,

      • Gemma
        March 14, 2015

        glad to come across this blog. I had skin rashes (weeping one) since last nov. 2014. it’s clearing now, but i’m still dealing with black marks from scratches. i never go to a doctor, instead i use apple cider vinegar, aloe vera plant and coconut oil. iam really sure that it is really related to meditation and binaural beat music. during that time, i had a brain fog and maybe just 2 hours of sleep.
        thanks to this blog, things are getting clearer now.

        • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
          March 15, 2015

          Hi Gemma,

          You’ve been having weeping skin rashes since November 2014? I’m sorry to hear of your discomfort. But, I’m glad to hear that it’s been clearing, and that this post was helpful. Eliminating certain food allergy triggers for 21 days may be beneficial, too – even though you may not be allergic to them, in general, some foods can be inflammatory, such as gluten, dairy, eggs, nightshades, etc.

          Speedy recovery!

  3. Faye - Fashion Hound
    April 1, 2015

    You’re amazing
    My boyfriend and I just sat here for an hour reading your blog posts
    Thank you for your wisdom
    We too, honor your glorious complexity
    Love from Sydney, Aloha and mahalo
    See you in NYC x

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      April 2, 2015

      Hi Faye,

      Thank you for your gracious words, and for reading my blog posts so thoroughly! I hope you’ve found them helpful. Take care, down under, and I hope to see you again, soon!


  4. Darlene Croft
    October 17, 2015

    I have had beautiful, flawless skin all of my life. About a month ago I began to have eruptions and intense itching.I thought that they.were bug bites. However, they would appear suddenly out of nowhere and disappear in a few days. After several episodes, I began to search the internet. I am grateful to have stumbled upon your website. Thanks for the insight. I was getting worried.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      October 18, 2015

      Hi Darlene,

      Thanks for your comment! I’m glad the article was helpful. Yep, if the rashes aren’t due to allergies, bug reactions, stress, or certain inflammatory conditions or foods, you just may be experiencing a by-product of your ascension process! In which case, I hope you transition with ease.


  5. Ish Jones
    October 27, 2015

    Hi Margarita,

    I’ve always been prone to skin conditions, and over the last ten years or so, they’ve gotten more pronounced and unusual – typically causing me some anxiety and much discomfort. Last week, new symptoms arose, and I’m still dealing with this passing storm on my skin. This time however, there is no anxiety, and somehow much gratitude for this condition. Any discomfort is observed, not necessarily identified with. I can feel an accelerated merging occurring within me, as this rash has opened the door to new sensitivities, allowing me to acquire a better understanding – or embodiment – of my own inner power.

    So many thanks for your presence, guidance, and unique expression:)


    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      October 29, 2015

      Hi Ish,

      Thanks for your comment! Isn’t it amazing how our physical and energetic bodies are so linked? Blessings towards your accelerated merging!

      In light,

  6. Sree Kiruthika
    December 30, 2015

    Dear madam, my heartful thanks to you for posting this article. I am on the way in cleansing process, with lots of skin suffering mainly on my hands and face. At present I am not taking any medication, simply following my inner guidance. Shall I proceed as such without any external application of creams or steroids? I need your guidance.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      January 4, 2016

      Hi Sree,

      Thank you for reading! Because I don’t know your medical history, the background of your skin issue, and because I’m not your healthcare practitioner, I’m unable to give you any feedback on how you should proceed with your topical medications. However, it sounds like you are learning to be (or are already in touch with) your inner guidance, which is a good thing! If you feel like the medications are not helping, you might want to get a second opinion from another dermatologist or doctor (to address the acute condition of your skin), and also find a licensed acupuncturist or energy healer in your area to help you address any energetic relationship to your skin condition. I hope it clears up soon!


      • Sree Kiruthika
        January 8, 2016

        Dear mam, thank you for response. I am sure that I have born with awakened kundalini, with on and off dermatitis from birth. I am 36 years old female married with two daughters and postgraduate in microbiology. I confirmed it on Dec’ 2014. Upto this year I have consulted all kinds of medical practitioners such as allopath, homeopath and naturopath, all sorts of skin tests done, nothing is curative, which made me do research for myself. Acupuncture or reiki is not in our area, but now showing signs of recovery, anyway thank you so much for your support.

        • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
          January 8, 2016

          Hi Sree,

          I’m glad to hear that your skin is showing signs of recovery! If you’re able to get in touch with a healer, especially a shaman, I would also explore any trauma or karma you may be processing from your family line.


  7. Setu
    October 29, 2016

    Hi, Margarita

    I am a 46 year old male married with no children. For the past a couple of months I’ve been doing some meditations particularly the one called Kriya. The one I was doing was made to focus on opening the third eye through the rising of Kundalini. Very recently, I’ve been experiencing the symptoms such as seeing flashes of light so often, seeing shadows and figures moving, INTENSE HEAT on my body especially on my forehead, fever, waking up in the middle of the night a few times, feeling irritable, and ITCHY SKIN (presumed Atopic Dermatitis). What can you do to help me solve this skin condition? How much longer do I have to put up with these symptoms, especially with itching? I’ve taken prescribed medicines like corticosteroids that they only relieved itching temporarily. I need your guidance.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      November 8, 2016

      Hi Setu,

      Sounds like your Kriya work focusing on the Third Eye is doing exactly what you’re hoping for, opening up your Third Eye! Sometimes, skin conditions can arise as a detox of what we’re working through, which is part of the release. If the symptoms are too much for you, you may want to take a step back, temporarily, and return to it at a later time. You may want to consult with a Kriya teacher (I am not one). But, there are many factors at play: where the itching is located, what you’re doing when the symptoms get worse, etc. Because it may be an energetic release, you may just need to let this pass through, and meditate on the lesson of what it’s teaching you (ie. what are you releasing?) Seek the help of a local, trusted energy worker who can help you process this more easily, and see a dermatologist just to rule out anything more serious. And, check out my blog post, “5 Ways To Open Up Your Third Eye”.

      Good luck!

    • Linda
      February 6, 2020

      Dear sister, I have itching too. The 9th Dimensional Arcturian Council said that the ascension symptoms will end on the spring equinox yesterday in Daniel Scranton channel yesterday. I hope it helps.

      Much love, Linda

  8. Ellis
    December 22, 2016

    Last year (from August 2015) I experienced intense itching which lasted for about 3 months. I used to take hot baths and use ointment to keep my skin supple and not too dry. My skin condition improved in late December of that year.
    This year the skin itching has returned and significantly worse than last year. I attribute these physical changes to incoming cosmic energies. The past 3 months have been super-charged in that respect. Looking around various sites on the internet I found that cosmic energies for the times I was affected in 2015 related to upgrades to our immune system. This year’s cosmic energies relate to upgrades to various body glands. The good news is that these energies should stop sometime around mid january 2017.
    My ascension symptoms are similar to what one expects from an under-activated thyroid gland. Some weight gain, lack of sleep, intense whole body itches that has left my upper body, neck and arms in tatters.
    I find relief from these symptoms by (1) taking hot baths for at least 1 hour, (2) paying attention to breath and deep breathing and (3) understanding that I am part of a sacred and divine process of inner trannsformation. Yep, I still curse the cosmos from time to time but deep down know that it is necessary and it’s not forever.

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      December 22, 2016

      Hi Ellis,

      Thanks for sharing your story! That makes a lot of sense. No surprise to me at all that we are collectively feeling similar symptoms, due to upgrades of certain parts of our systems and glands. How interesting about the timing of it all!

      May your upgrades be full of ease,

  9. flavia
    May 14, 2017

    Hi! Recently I had experienced a skin rash (tienea corporis) and I’m also noticing some Petechiae in some parts of my body, also, the palms of my hands peels skin more frequently than before. In your opinion, this can also be due the ascension process?? I’ve been into spirituality for almost a year now, I’ve been collecting crystals since then and started meditation every night before sleep. I’m wondering if this could just be a physical symptom of the ascension and if someone else experiences the same. I would highly appreciate if you can share your opinion about my case! Big hug!!

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher
      May 15, 2017

      Hi Flavia,

      Thanks for sharing about your skin rash. I’d need much more information about what you’re experiencing in order to give you a better answer. But, since tinea corporis is a highly contagious fungal infection, it sounds like this may be more of an issue of contracting the infection, rather than an ascension symptom. Either way, I hope you find resolve to your skin condition quickly and easily! Hopefully, you are consulting with a dermatologist and/or holistic healthcare practitioner to address the fungal infection.

      May you heal optimally!

  10. Abigail
    August 24, 2017

    My skin has been through many, many bouts of hives throughout my entire 32 years of life, it’s definitely been a chronic issue with me. I recently have become aware of my kundalini since I’ve awakened and I am experiencing hives like no other time- no so much in intensity as in uniqueness- large, oversized mosquito-bite-Esque lumps all over the back of my thighs my lungs, hips/ waist, and tingling in my yoni . I’m pretty certain it’s a large release of sexual and judgment related emotions — it’s been three days! I’m hoping through some meditation i will realign//

  11. Jay
    May 7, 2018

    Hi Margarita
    Hope you doing well 😉

    I started about two weeks ago with meditation to awaken my khundalini and some out of the ordinary things are happening to me… Pls let me know if any of these symtoms is a sign that I’m doing something right in awakening my khundalini or if these are just natural occurrences.
    1. Muscle aches and headaches.
    2. Itching along the spine, across my shoulders and the top and of my head. (Not all the time though, and also when I move in certain positions) Also no skin conditions.
    3. Having some vivid and weird dreams. Dreaming of people I knew when I was a kid, events that took place but not in my lifetime, etc.
    4. Got noticeable pressure at the base of my spine.
    5. Face and nose starts itching when I meditate.
    6. Reduced sleep, down to bout 2-3 hrs a night now. Irregular sleeping patterns.
    7. Analysing and questioning almost everything now. Things that used to be the norm doesn’t make sense anymore…
    8. Just knowing things, etc.

    The list just goes on and on… To be honest it actually feels like life itself is changing within as well as around me….

    Is it just the meditation clearing my mind or is this because of something else going on with me…

    Have a good one….!

    And thank you for taking the time to talk to all in need of some guidance.

    You doing an awesome job…. ;))

    • Margarita Alcantara, M.S.Ac., L.Ac., Reiki Master/Teacher, Medicine Woman
      May 13, 2018

      Hi Jay,

      It seems that you are awakening. But, since you aren’t a patient of mine, and I don’t know your background, I’m unable to provide more details at this time. Usually, people book a consult call with me so I can answer their questions more deeply. If you’re interested in that, book an “Ask Your Burning Question” phone consult in my Services.


  12. Ashley
    May 13, 2018

    I have been getting hives for over a yr now. The doctors cant figure it out. The hives eased for several months then I’ve noticed they have picked up BIG time in the last month. I have started working with my chakras again and meditation. They are absolutely miserable but now I know what they are caused from.

  13. Melissa
    October 21, 2018

    If felt so good to come across this post today. I am beginning to suspect that I am going through this at the moment. I have developed a break out of hives on my neck and chest over the last month and a half. I originally suspected it was due to gluten though I really haven’t had any issues in the past. I’m now waiting on skin prick testing (three IgE blood tests have shown no signs of allergy and I have a total IgE of about 20) to rule out food allergies and and an EGD (I had a normal one in 2015). I have a normal Celiac panel blood test and a low total IgA. Today, the same hives on my neck emerged from what I believe was an exposure to sun and heat as I was driving home 3 hours following my Reiki I class. All of this has emerged at a time where I have begun to purge another level of emotional baggage as well as gone through some loss and letting go and alas discovering what I really want to do for my part as a healer. Given all of this and my inconsistency in triggers for this rash, I have started thinking it may be due to some other cause like a blocked throat chakra or something. So, coming across this information today has been somewhat validating. Thank you.

  14. Sue
    March 20, 2019


    So pleased to hear an accurate description of my ‘hivey’ condition, which is new to me. At 65 yo I’m ascending at an accelerating pace, with extraordinaroy insights, slips into other dimensions, time warping, instantaneous healings of long-time illnesses, increased clairvoyance, weird changes of appetite, insomnia, and I hear my higher self calling, like whale song. It’s really very beautiful; but itchy :).

    Of course it’s hard to explain to most people as to what’s happening; a lonely journey, but I’m clear about my purpose and continue to travel forward in and out of dimensions, doing what is required of me.

    Love to all who read this, and love to you for confirming my rash hypothesis :).

    In love and health.


  15. Crystal
    May 2, 2019

    This is a great article! I’m currently dealing with extreme acne… a strange kind… the head is like a black head but is white… there is no puss and the base is red… it’s very severe on my back especially my left receiving side. It’s been going on for months… it started to clear up and now boom.. it’s back… Any advice on how to contain it? I feel like I can’t live comfortably. I am evolving at a very high pace so I do understand the purging… But I really am going crazy…

    Thank you!

  16. Jann Kraus
    September 18, 2019

    Some months ago I read that an ascension “symptom” is round, red spots on the skin. About 6 weeks ago I found a round red spot on my inner thigh. Larger than a dime, smaller than a quarter. Very smooth, no itchiness at all. No rim, just flat. It is still there. I have also developed the Buddah Belly. Very blurry vision. Itchy skin on my stomach (just on one side). I am a spiritual teacher and have weekly meditation classes in my home. I feel ascension is happening now – to become more evident with time. (Yes, I know there is no such thing as time…) still using 3D expressions!

    • LS
      November 10, 2019

      Thank you for posting this! I have struggled with eczema all my life, then it completely cleared around 2014-2018, only to come back now (2019) with full vengeance. I went to my dermatologist and my heart sank when he said “yep thats eczema”.

      Most of it is on my stomach, and I’m guessing its a clearing of my Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras to aid in my (and the collective) ascension. Just trying to be accepting of the journey and thanking God every day for the process as much as it is physically uncomforable.

  17. Yashika
    May 20, 2020

    I have experienced weight loss and worse skin conditions which seems to be like old aged people since 3 years. Will these physical symptoms due to ascension end ?

  18. Gabriela
    June 13, 2021

    Thank you for this post!

    I am on my awakening path, being in somewhat research of my spiritual mission.
    A year ago, on my 40 birthday, while I was participating in a womb healing retreat, I started this itching rash, beginning from the neck, finishing with my ankles. This whole urticaria process lasts for 1.5 months… Then my skin flourishes for 4 months.
    Then it started more aggressively. At first, my eczemas looks like skin infections with blotches. But then the doctors put the diagnosis of allergic eczema.
    Interestingly it arises only on the low right leg and on the right forearm, but both on my earlobes (beginning with the right one, of course!).
    It starts with local inflammation, horrible irritation like burned, urinary retention, and evolve for 1 month with dry, itching, scratches that aggravate, then bettering for some weeks, next aggravating again and starting all over. I am in this process of continuous eczema for more than 9 months. I gained more than 5 kg (water or fat, I don’t know anymore). Medical tests look better than ever! I feel on the inside healthy. But my vibes vary from agony, despair to some solace, to comfort, to trust, faith, resilience. Then back to slough… I’m somewhat tired. I just can’t find some real reason or way to stabilize this condition.
    My spiritual guides assured me that is a part of my gentle cleansing process, and it will fade away in time. But sometimes I doubt my clear hearing and my intuition. Because I feel tired, overwhelmed, drowned with this condition, with my work (I recently started a freelance activity), with all mundane activities that I neglect, with all my soul wishes that pass out of my mind.

    Thank you for this post! After 6 years it is still in the pipeline and helps me to stay resilient and faithful to my path. It hurts but it will pass. Then I will understand the whole process.


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