Skin Disorders

Chinese medicine for radiant healthy skin

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ of the human body?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be very effective at treating skin conditions.

Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms and can provide significant and lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions with the skin reflecting and reacting to imbalances within the body, and the effects of the environment. Internal disharmonies caused by strong emotions, diet, and your constitution as well as environmental influences, which include wind, dryness, dampness, and heat these can all contribute to the development of a skin disorder.

To keep your skin healthy and beautiful on the outside, you must work on the inside of your body as well.

Increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph circulation improves the skin’s natural healthy colour.

Chinese medicine does not recognise skin problems as one particular syndrome. Instead, it aims to treat the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual by using a variety of techniques including acupuncture, herbal medicine as well as lifestyle/dietary recommendations to restore imbalances found in the body.

Therefore, if several patients are treated with  traditional Chinese medicine for eczema, each patient will receive a unique, customised treatment with different lifestyle and dietary recommendations.

General skin conditions that can be treated with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine include;

  • acne
  • dermatitis
  • eczema
  • pruritus
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • shingles
  • urticaria (hives)