Acupuncture is an ancient Asian healing procedure that has been practiced in several eastern societies and cultures for thousands of years. In the United States, this treatment only gained popularity during the past several decades. Acupuncture has been used to treat psoriasis and acne since it has been proven to be a very effective treatment for these skin conditions.
A study done in 1992 was for evaluating acupuncture’s efficacy for the treatment of several skin allergies and conditions. Done in China, the study involved 61 subjects who did not respond to the common treatment protocols. The conductors of the study performed controlled acupuncture on nine separate sessions compared to the mainstream treatment protocols.
They stated that the acupuncture treatment was a success. More than half of the test group given acupuncture showed remissions in their illnesses and in certain instances has led to the complete cure of their illness. The study also showed that the majority of the subjects showed a substantial improvement of their quality of life and conditions.
Based on acupuncture medicine, the body possesses special sections known as meridians. Meridians, according to eastern medicine, are known to help rectify energy dispersal restore balance and bring back balance throughout the body. Practitioners of eastern medicine believe that by targeting affected meridians, they help remove nervous conditions and blockages and restore natural function that may result in a number of skin allergies.
In western countries, studies involving acupuncture have also been done although most of them failed to produce solid outcomes to prove that acupuncture works. Be that as it may, individual cases consistently have proven that acupuncture helps improve conditions and should not be ignored as an alternative to conventional medicine. Some individuals suffering from psoriasis and acne who have tried acupuncture have shown a huge improvement in their symptoms after getting this non-invasive therapy.
Acupuncture has shown to be very effective in treating a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. This condition is a disease that causes the joints to become inflamed. It leads to severe pain for the poor sufferer. Acupuncture has been used to remove the pain by controlling the problematic meridians.
Acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment may not be potent enough in treating major conditions. A growing number of western medical doctors are now using it as an adjunct therapy to conventional treatment procedures. So, if you happen to be suffering from skin irritation or allergies you need to consider getting acupuncture combined with a mainstream medical therapy.
Scott Paglia is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist in Bellingham, WA and provides master level pulse diagnosis, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture in Whatcom County, WA.