Acupuncture Indicated for Painful Skin Conditions:
From the Dermatology Times comes an article geared towards physicians which outlines certain painful dermatological skin conditions which respond well to acupuncture. In my practice this is certainly true, though we treat the root cause of the pain as well as the discomfort associated with it. In that way we can often get rid of the urticaria (hives), psoriasis, eczema, post-herpetic pain and shingles.
"The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture has outlined certain conditions for which acupuncture is indicated, some of which include both acute and chronic dermatologic diseases/conditions such as herpes zoster and post-herpetic pain, pruritis, eczema, urticaria and psoriasis. Severe pruritus can be disfiguring and painful and a source of great frustration and anxiety to the affected patient. Mr. Bennett says he has used acupuncture in some of these cases, and has achieved meaningful results in his patients."