Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease and can be tough to get rid of. And some of the drugs that are prescribed by doctors for this condition are quite scary. They are scary because in order to treat autoimmune diseases the drugs given actually want to weaken and suppress the immune system. Of course we need a healthy immune system to stay alive, so to me this doesn't seem like a good solution even if it clears up the psoriasis. In Chinese medicine all skin conditions are treated from the inside out. We see any skin eruption as the body's attempt to eject something from the body that is dangerous to its health. In many cases and in the case of psoriasis this is inflammation. Another example would be measles sores which are used to vent out the infection in the body, to expel it. The body is very wise to do this, but of course psoriasis is not something that is pleasant. So to cure this you really must attack the inflammation. If you can reduce the inflammation than there is no need for the psoriasis eruptions. In our clinic this is done with acupuncture and some herbal formulas. Our success rate for this condition is good.
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Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond