Acupuncture For Psoriasis – Will It Work?
Making use of acupuncture to help with your psoriasis may appear unusual, and indeed, this ancient Chinese practice is not used in China itself to deal with psoriasis, probably because the condition is somewhat rare there. However, as nature and science have failed to discover a cure for psoriasis, and the fact that some swear by using acupuncture for psoriasis that can help them calm the lesions an plagues, maybe this natural alternative may be worth trying.
Severe psoriasis affects around 2% in the population in both the USA and Australia. There is also roughly 20% of the population suffering from a mild to severe degree of this condition. Furthermore, thousands of new cases are reported each year making psoriasis a major problem globally. The exact cause is unknown, but it is known this condition doesn’t just affect the upper layer of skin; it is very likely to be related to malfunctions in the immune system which causes certain cells to be overactive.
Acupuncture uses thin, long needles that are inserted in the body at specific points along a ‘network’ of signal pathways that correspond to the problem area. This may or may not involve treatment in an affected region to help resolve the problem. Signals will be diverted by acupuncture to where they must be.
Although Western acupuncture professionals advocate the practice in the treatment of psoriasis, there isn’t much clinical evidence to support it. This may often be because of individual differences in how psoriasis manifests in one person in contrast to another. Unfortunately, it’s a clear case of experimentation in an attempt to calm your condition.
If you are searching for a fast cure, then go elsewhere, as you will require several consultations to discover whether acupuncture for psoriasis works for you. The good news of course is that there won’t be any unwanted effects, unless of course you have an aversion to needles that could put your blood pressure up or cause an anxiety attack! If this sounds like you, you may be relieved to know that the practice is frequently now performed using electric currents and small probes instead of needles. This more modern technique is said to be just as effective as needles.
So, for those who have uses up the options I would suggest that you give acupuncture for psoriasis a try. Personally, although I haven’t tried acupuncture at all, I’d prefer the more modern electric current version. Then again, I’m a wimp!
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