Your skin is one of the most
vulnerable organs of your body. Though seldom life threatening, skin
disorders can be very uncomfortable and may cause chronic disabilities.
In addition, because skin is so visible, skin disorders can lead to
The most common skin conditions treated are acne, rosacea, dermatitis,
eczema, psoriasis, and dry or itchy skin.
Important factors are considered before making each individual
diagnosis and treatment plan. Aside from careful inspection of the
exterior skin condition, relevant information includes the type of
eruption, color, temperature, foods, activities, climates or emotions
that affect the symptoms, details about onset, duration and frequency of
the problem, along with any other signs in the body including digestion,
energy, emotions, sleep, and immune system.
Acupuncture would treat eczema is by:
Strengthening the immune
system, thereby decreasing sensitivity to external or environmental
Balancing the internal organ
systems and treating the internal imbalances that are contributing to or
Releasing toxins from the
skin, thereby eliminating the itchy, red rash
Building the yin and blood,
which help nourish and repair damaged skin
amount of time it takes for skin conditions to resolve varies depending
on duration and severity of the condition. In general, results are
sometimes noticed as early as one week into treatment, but often take
several months to clear up significantly. This is because it takes
longer to balance the body from the inside out, rather than just address
the problem topically or temporarily. However, the treatment of the
whole body, rather than just the skin, is the key to eliminating the
problem and not just covering it up. A healthy balanced body is
significantly less likely to have a recurrence of the skin condition.