Dermatologic Disorders


Among the dermatological disorders treated at Acupuncture & Massage For Your Health are:

  • Acne
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Itching
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes

It is common knowledge that skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and vitilego are not treated well with Western Medicine. Hives and Uticaria are treated well with drugs, but only symptomatically. In Western Medicine, the true cause of such disorders remains somewhat murky. Consequently, treatments are usually in the form of topical medicine, which is not adequate to remove the cause of the problem. There are pharmaceutically drugs which treat these diseases systemically, but there are many unwanted side effects, making treatment more difficult.

Skin diseases or dermatological disorders are also difficult to treat with Traditional Chinese Medicine, but with one big difference. In TCM we have clear causes or etiologies for such diseases, and the treatment for them goes far beyond superficial topical ones. In treating psoriasis and eczema in our clinic, we expect a 40% improvement fairly quickly, with improvement beyond that level over time. There are no side effects of treatment and the patient will feel an overall improvement in health and vitality. Treatment consists of both Acupuncture and custom Chinese Herbal formulas.

Skin diseases that respond well to Chinese Herbal Medicine are categorized as follows:

  1. Skin diseases with a fixed pain, i.e. herpes zoster, painful erythemas, etc.
  2. Skin diseases characterized by a rough, dry skin such as sclerotic skin lesions, psoriasis, chronic eczema, lichen planus, etc.
  3. Skin diseases due to vascular changes such as scleroderma, generalized lupus erythematosus, dermatitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatic fever, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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