Many patients come to see me at the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina for skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
People are often curious if acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help heal their skin problems.
Using acupuncture for skin conditions is common in hospitals in Europe and China. When I was working in hospitals in China I worked with many of the nations top specialists in dermatology. Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can all be incredibly effective for skin conditions.
Healing your skin often starts with healing your digestion. As we like to say in Chinese medicine: “heal the inside to heal the outside.”
Skin problems are incredibly common. Many people suffer from eczema or psoriasis, but most people do not understand that acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies are incredibly effective and helpful for skin problems.
Using Chinese Medicine for Skin Conditions
Chinese medicine has long been recognized for its effectiveness in treating a wide range of health conditions, including skin disorders. Drawing from a holistic approach that considers the body as a whole, Chinese medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying imbalances that contribute to skin problems.
Chinese herbal medicine plays a significant role in the treatment of skin conditions. Practitioners prescribe specific combinations of herbs known for their skin-nourishing and healing properties. These herbs can help reduce inflammation, alleviate itching, promote detoxification, and improve blood circulation to the skin.
In addition to herbal remedies, acupuncture is often used to treat skin conditions. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, it helps rebalance the body’s energy flow and enhances the skin’s natural healing capabilities. Acupuncture can also help regulate the immune system, reducing allergic reactions and hypersensitivity that may contribute to skin issues.
Chinese medicine also emphasizes the importance of dietary and lifestyle adjustments. Certain foods and external factors can exacerbate skin conditions, and Chinese medicine practitioners provide guidance on optimizing nutrition, managing stress, and incorporating gentle exercises like tai chi or qigong.
While Chinese medicine offers valuable options for managing skin conditions, it’s important to consult with a qualified practitioner to receive a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. With its holistic approach and natural remedies, Chinese medicine provides a promising avenue for improving skin health and overall well-being.
Contact Us if You Need Help
If you are suffering from a skin condition and are curious if acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine can help you simply call us at the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic at 828-254-4405.
During your free consultation we will answer any questions you have about your skin condition and explain to you how acupuncture and if appropriate Chinese herbal medicine can help. Call now to learn more about how acupuncture nutritional therapy and Chinese herbal medicine could help your skin condition, eczema or psoriasis.
© James Whittle M.S. L.Ac.