Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin disease that is characterized by itchy or red skin due to inflammation. The skin becomes extremely dry and develops rashes with swelling, blisters, itching or bleeding. Using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture can help you treat the root causes of eczema, psoriasis, acne, hives and other skin problems.
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese massage, acupressure and dietary therapy and aims to restore the balance of energy between the body’s internal system and the environment. It is believed that any disruption in the balance between energy (Qi), blood, yin, and yang leads to disease. In skin diseases like eczema, an acupuncturist targets the acupuncture points on the arms, legs, and torso and activates these points by inserting fine surgical steel needles.
Activating acupuncture points enhances the production of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine and balances the immune and endocrine systems together. Acupuncture points are specific points that connect to the energetic meridians, which can improve your digestive and circulatory function.
An experienced acupuncturist would check all the symptoms, evaluate your skin condition and plan a specific course of acupuncture for eczema that would help you restore the balance to the immune function. He or she would keep the needles inserted from 10 minutes to one hour based on which organ had the imbalance.
Based on the condition and the treatment procedure the acupuncturist can use heat or electricity (electro acupuncture) to alleviate pain and restore health and wellbeing in patients. Small alligator clips are used that are attached to the needles and a mild electrical current is passed through the needles smoothing the energy flow in the meridian.
Acupuncture aims to balance immunity, strengthen the functioning of the liver and kidneys and helps revitalize the body from within. Supplementing acupuncture with Chinese herbs to improve the function of your spleen and lung are critical for healthy skin. However, people with skin diseases would not get the desired effects by using acupuncture alone. Boston Chinse acupuncturists have been treating many people with eczema and recommend changes in patient’s diet. People with eczema, psoriasis, acne, and hives should avoid alcohol, cigarettes, spicy food, shrimp, and shellfish because those foods can cause more inflammation in their skin. More fruits and vegetables provide the minerals and vitamins, which are critical for healthy smooth skin.
Whether you are suffering from eczema, acne, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis or hives Acupuncturists in Wellesley, Dedham, Framingham, Lexington, Newton, Acton, Andover, Arlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Dover, Lincoln, , Natick, Needham, Sharon, Sherborn, Wayland, Westwood and Weston will help you improve your digestion and balance your hormones. Acupuncture can enhance your adrenal gland function so your body produce more cortisol to reduce the skin inflammation. Certain acupuncture points can instantly reduce the histamine release.