- Perform acupuncture
- Prescribe herbal formulas for you to take
- Prescribe creams, ointments or tinctures to put on the patches
- Recommend diet changes
Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by skin cells that replicate too quickly resulting in a scaly, often itchy, patch. Biomedicine often prescribes cortisone to try to control the overgrowth. For some people this works, but for many it doesn't. Many people find their scaly patches minimized, but not gone.
When you visit your acupuncturist or herbalist they'll ask you many health questions as well as look at your tongue and pulse to determine what course of treatment is the right fit for you and your psoriasis. They may:
It will take some time for the psoriasis to heal, but instead of dealing with the symptoms, you'll be teaching your body how to grow healthy skin!
If you're in the Portland, OR area and have psoriasis, feel free to call or email me to discuss how we can work together to get your skin looking its very best!