Many people believe that the acupuncture mainly treats pain. While it is true that acupuncture is great at treating pain, it important to know that is can treat an extremely wide range of issues. It is its own separate form of medicine. We see a lot of skin conditions in our practice and the important thing to know with these is that it's rarely the skins fault. Skin conditions are almost always caused by an internal condition manifesting itself on the skin. So the skin issue is a symptom of something going on much deeper. I think of it as something is trying to exit the body, and the easiest way to do this is through the skin (since the skin is on the outside and there is a great deal of surface area). So, of course you must treat the condition from the inside out. This can be done with select acupuncture points, Chinese herbs, and often dietary changes. Inflammation is often a factor and the cause of the inflammation is the root cause of the condition.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond