Is your skin determining what you wear, what you do or how you feel? Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne and dry skin are incredibly common. The discomfort that goes with them can have a large impact on how we live and how we feel about ourselves. Many people spend a lot of time and money on creams and medicines that are partially effective and are limited to treating the symptoms – instead of the underlying condition.
Skin conditions don’t start and stop with the skin! They are a reflection of our internal health.
There is another solution to problem skin that addresses your internal health. But it cannot be found in your local pharmacy! Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture have been effectively reducing skin problems for thousands of years.
TCM answers the oh so important question “Why is this happening to my body!?” or “Why won’t this go away!?” From a TCM perspective, the most common cause of skin problems arise from Heat and Dampness, the Yin and Yang pathology. Yes! Internal heat and dampness often combine together to create many common skin problems like eczema or acne.
If you have a stubborn skin condition that won’t resolve you may want to consider a Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment and acupuncture. A proper TCM assessment, acupuncture and herbal medicine protocol can quickly resolve dampness and release excess heat. This means the redness will go away, the itching will stop, and most importantly you will have a better understanding of the underlying cause so your skin condition will be less likely to return.
Acupuncturist Matthew Richardson joined the Health Centre of Milton in 2014 after moving to Milton from Toronto. Matthew has over 10 years of experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and has developed a successful and integrated approach to treating injuries and diseases by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. If you have more questions about how TCM and Acupuncture may be the treatment that relieves that pesky skin problem contact us today at 905-878-8131 to book a complimentary 15min consultation.