Alternative and complementary medicine is becoming the norm rather than the exception for treatment of numerous illnesses and the unwelcome and uncomfortable symptoms associated with them. Practitioners of traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have used acupuncture for thousands of years for treatment of a variety of health conditions from respiratory concerns to infertility. Addressing skin problems with acupuncture can help alleviate rashes and restore skin to normal. Find out how acupuncture in Monroe can help you manage and eliminate skin issues.
Acupuncture is based on the belief that the body’s qi or energy is out of alignment. By stimulating specific points on the body with specialized needles, heat or pressure, the body’s qi is stimulated to restore balance and cure disease.
Environmental factors like heat and cold, dryness and dampness and wind can negatively affect the skin, as well. The acupuncturist will examine the skin and ask multiple questions about the problem. Also, a health history will be taken to learn more about the patient’s other body systems like sleep habits, digestive issues, stress factors to determine contributing factors and develop a treatment plan to take care of them.
Treatment is highly individualized and takes into consideration the patient’s overall health, skin condition, and symptoms. Acupuncture is highly effective for:
- Eczema – Also called atopic dermatitis, eczema is itchy, red, swollen skin that is a chronic allergic reaction.
- Acne – Most often seen in teens but can also continue into adulthood, acne is associated with skin oils and bacteria and hormones.
- Other skin conditions – Psoriasis, hives, rosacea, shingles, vitiligo, and dermatitis all respond well to acupuncture.
For more information about treating skin problems with acupuncture in Monroe, contact the skilled team at McQuinn Naturopathic at (425) 905-2487. We specialize in alternative therapies for common illnesses.