Ancient Chinese Treatments & Remedies Have Been Used to Relieve the Symptoms of Skin Conditions for Centuries
Acne is usually caused by heat, dampness, and toxins that accumulate in the skin due to poor digestion, allergies, medications, hormone or metabolic imbalances.
Acupuncture can help to eliminate acne by aiding digestion and metabolism of fats, detoxification of blood toxins, and by improving local circulation and reducing inflammation.
Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, hives, poison ivy/poison oak)
Dermatitis – which simply means skin (derma) inflammation (titis) – is considered to be a condition caused by Heat and Toxins in the Blood – these toxins (actual poisons or normal metabolic waste products) cause a reaction of Heat, which appears as skin inflammation.
According to Chinese medicine, as in Western medicine, the blood carries nutrients into tissues and organs and carries the waste products of metabolism out of the tissues and organs.
If, for some reason, the blood is unable to discharge this waste or other toxins through the normal organs of elimination (lungs, large intestine, bladder), it attempts to do so through the skin.
However, the skin is not a very efficient eliminative organ, and the attempt to detoxify the blood this way is not always effective. Chronic sores, pustules, boils, wheals, and rashes that recur and do not heal are signs that the Blood is contaminated and that the function of the organs of detoxification and elimination (liver, kidneys, large intestine, lungs, bladder) is compromised.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas can help to “clean” the Blood and activate elimination and discharge of the Toxic Heat. Once adequate detoxification and elimination has occurred, the skin will heal and the sores and rashes will disappear.
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