What Is Acupuncture For Skin Conditions
Traditional Chinese medicine has used herbs and acupuncture for thousands of years to treat various maladies, from internal health problems to skin disorders, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, alopecia and others. Today, many practitioners continue to apply these methods to treat patients who prefer a less invasive and non-chemical treatment.
Traditional Chinese medicine views superb health as a balance between the body's internal systems and the environment we live in. Displacement of the balance between energy (Qi), blood, yin, and yang results in disease development. Environmental conditions, like wind, heat, cold, dampness and dryness, also contribute to the illness. Besides, traditional Chinese medicine views the mind as a powerful influence on a person's health.
Get relief from your skin conditions with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
These ancient healing modalities can help improve your skin health and appearance by reducing inflammation, stimulating circulation, and aiding in the repair of damaged tissue.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions. It can help to improve your overall skin health and appearance by:
- Reducing inflammation
- Stimulating circulation
- Aiding in the repair of damaged tissue
Chinese herbal medicine has also been effective in treating various skin disorders. Herbal formulas can help to:
- Heal the skin
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve circulation
When used together, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can effectively relieve a wide range of skin issues. If you are looking for an alternative or complementary treatment for your skin condition, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may be right for you.
Skin Conditions From Chinese Medicine View
The skin is the largest organ in the body and functions as a protective barrier that keeps undesirable substances from entering. Because the skin is the physical barrier that separates the exterior from the interior, skin health can be affected by factors from both the outside and the inside.
External factors that affect the skin include:
- infection (bacteria, virus, and parasites),
- exposure to allergens (poisons, chemicals used in cosmetics or cleaning agents, and drugs used in skin creams),
- insect bites (spiders and ticks), or trauma.
Internal factors that affect the skin include:
- inhalation of allergens (dust, pollen, and dander),
- ingestion of allergens (peanuts, nuts, fish, wheat, eggs, and milk),
- intake of certain drugs (penicillin, sulfa drugs, aspirin, and opioids),
- autoimmune diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and psoriasis), and
- emotional or physical imbalance (stress and anxiety).
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effectively treat damp/wet skin disorders by using herbs to strengthen the spleen's energy and dry dampness, clear heat, eliminate toxins, dispel wind and relieve itching.
How Does Acupuncture For Skin Conditions Work?
Traditional Chinese medicine recommends acupuncture and herbal medicine integrate together as a combined treatment for skin disorders. Stimulation of acupuncture points increases the production of endorphins and simultaneously activates the immune and endocrine systems. Acupuncture points are nerve points that give special access to the system of energetic meridians, which perform different functions depending on their locations.
For skin disorders, acupuncture points are stimulated along the arms, legs and torso. Our acupuncturist uses fine high-grade surgical steel needles used only once to stimulate those acupuncture points. The needles may remain from 10 minutes to one hour, depending on the desired effect. Heat or electricity may also be applied or an electro stimulator attached to the needles, which pass a gentle electrical charge to the selected acupuncture points.
Time Honoured Modalities We Use
– Multi-modalities of natural therapies are used
Clearing toxin through gentle scoop sliding on the skin create light bruising to treat various disorders.
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