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Skin Disorders According To Traditional Chinese Medicine


Skin disorders can be a frustrating experience. They are usually not life threatening but can be stubborn and difficult to remove. People find skin disorders difficult to treat because they are looking from a narrow and mechanical perspective. Many conditions would be categorized as inflammation, a chemical process involved with immunity. Under a microscope, inflammations are associated with dilated blood vessels and blood cell migration. Usually people rub cortisone cream to suppress the inflammation. But without treating the underlying problem, people notice skin problems soon return.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees all diseases holistically. Skin disorders are no exception. According to TCM, most skin disorders are the result of the body unable to eliminate toxins completely. Theoretically, a healthy person can eliminate toxins from diet or the environment. However, many people have minor irregularities that prevent the complete elimination of toxins. As a result, toxins pushed towards skin without being removed.

Typically, the symptoms of your skin disorder will tell a lot about your overall condition.

1) Redness: Usually redness and rash is a sign of Heat according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The patient commonly shares other symptoms such as constipation, dry mouth and/or irritability.

2) Oozing: Usually oozing is a sign of Dampness according to TCM. The patient commonly shares other symptoms such as lethargy, fatigue and digestive illnesses.

3) Itching: Usually itching is a sign of Wind according to TCM. The patient commonly shares other symptoms such as dryness and low energy.

Depending on the individuals, a holistic approach would try to correct the body’s irregularities while promote toxin elimination. A combination treatment of herbs and acupuncture can usually correct the overall condition as well as treat the skin disorder satisfactorily.

Aside from the extensive use of Chinese herbs, traditional Chinese medicine also recommends acupuncture as a parallel treatment for skin disorders. Stimulation of acupuncture points increases the production of endorphins and simultaneously activates the immune and endocrine systems. Acupuncture points are specific nerve points that give particular access to the system of energetic meridians, which perform different functions depending on their location.



Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It is a very common skin condition, which affects people of all races and age, but it is most common in teenagers and young adults. Acupuncture treatments address the blockages in the flow of Qi and subsequent eruptions of acne, and can be effective in ameliorating the condition and preventing its return. Our treatment includes acupuncture, as well as dietary changes, and the use of herbal medicine.



Eczema is an acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesion, which may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly. People who have eczema often suffer from asthma and allergies. The cause of atopic dermatitis is unknown, but the disease seems to result from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Eczema is also associated with a malfunction in the body’s immune system, which can be addressed through acupuncture treatment.



Psoriasis is defined as a chronic skin disorder characterized by circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry silvery adherent scales. Currently four million Americans are affected by it, and it is slightly more common in women than in men. Psoriasis is most common in fair-skinned people and extremely rare in dark-skinned individuals. Normal skin cells mature and replace dead skin every 28-30 days. Psoriasis causes skin cells to mature in less than a week. Because the body can’t shed old skin as rapidly as new cells are rising to the surface, raised patches of dead skin develop on the arms, back, chest, elbows, legs, nails, folds between the buttocks, and scalp. Through Acupuncture treatment, focal points are targeted to promote the replacement of dead skin cells, which accumulate forming psoriasis on outer skin layers.

Acupuncture is the best way to reduce intense and depression from your body. Acupuncture services have been used from several years. In the modern era most of the people adopting this method for their diseases problems.

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