eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, hives
Most skin conditions are considered to be a "heat condition" in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is not so different from the concept of inflammation in Western medicine. Acupuncture can be very helpful in soothing inflammation and managing outbreaks of irritating, itchy, and red skin, the classic signs of any heat condition. Whatever the name of the disease, the TCM approach will evaluate the skin condition based on location, colour, dryness/weeping, and scaling, then work to harmonize the underlying imbalance that is causing the eruption to surface on the skin. On its own or in tandem with other therapies, acupuncture can help provide relief for difficult to treat skin issues.