The Prevalence of Skin Complaints
Skin complaints such as acne, eczema and psoriasis are very common skin conditions which many people seek help for, especially from their GP or dermatologist. Patients usually seek alternative or natural therapies when Western drugs such corticosteroids do not work anymore or cause unpleasant side-effects. With individualised diet and lifestyle advice, acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, patient’s may see an improvement in their skin without the side effects of conventional drugs.
Eli Huang has a passion for skin and dermatology. As a beauty therapist for over 16 years she has an interest and passion in the treatment of skin complaints. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, skincare and beauty facials are used together for the treatment of dermatological and skin complaints in her clinic. Individualised diet and lifestyle changes are extremely important and also discussed during the treatments to further help improve the health and your skin condition. A course of acupuncture treatments along with other complementary therapies may be needed to assist with your specific skin concern.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for skin complaints:
Conventional treatment of acne includes topical benzoyl peroxide and topical retinoids or antibiotics for mild to moderate acne and oral antibiotics combined with either topical benzoyl peroxide or topical or oral retinoids for severe acne. Besides the current commonly used treatments, complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are of increasing interest to people who often use them in addition to conventional treatments as additive or single therapies for acne. Acupoint stimulation therapies combined with other treatments appears to be effective for acne (Cao H.J. et al. “Acupoint stimulation for acne: A systematic review of RCT”.)
Acne (Download a list of my natural tips to help reduce acne: Tips for Acne Skin):
Acupuncture improves outcome measures in the treatment of dermatitis, chloasma, pruritus, urticaria, hyperhidrosis, and facial elasticity (Ma, C. & Sivamani R.K. “Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality in Dermatology: A Systematic Review” J Altern Complement Med. 2015 Sep;21(9):520-9)