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How acupuncture can support skin conditions

Written by Rafal Gierula   Posted in:Acupuncture Therapy   February 24, 2021

How acupuncture can support skin conditions
Many of the skin conditions seen in our clinic are caused by internal excess of heat, often mixed with the presence of dampness or dryness. Some basic signs and symptoms of heat are redness, pain and itchiness. If a rash is weeping or oozing, dampness also prevails, and the diagnosis is damp-heat. Skin devoid of moisture that sheds, and has a scaly-looking appearance indicates a condition of dry-heat.

Dermatological conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection or rosacea may prove to be very stubborn to treat with conventional methods. Our treatment strategy combines acupuncture and topically applied herbal products; creams, face wash, body lotions, tonics etc. Many of these conditions are of autoimmune origin, deeply rooted in our immune system and they manifest on the skin as a lesion. We treat the root cause of the disease as well as its symptoms. While herbal creams and ointments clear the surface of the skin, acupuncture’s harmonising effects address the underlying causes of the disease, for instance, it clears internal pathogenic toxic heat in the bloodstream, and by stimulating the body’s fluids, it ends up nourishing the skin from the inside out – which is more effective.

If you have a question on how acupuncture and herbs might help with skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection and rosacea, please contact Bridge to Health’s resident Acupuncturist Rafal on 07944 848 953 or 020 3757 6544 or by email: rafal@bridgetohealth.co.uk


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