Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder which can occur on any part of the body but is most commonly found on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. About 90% of those who have psoriasis suffer from plaque psoriasis. It is characterized by raised, inflamed, red lesions covered by a silvery white scale. The plaques can be itchy, sore or both. In severe cases, the skin around the joints may crack and bleed.
Psoriasis has a significant impact on the lives of those whose symptoms are severe. Most people go through cycles, suffering for weeks or months at a time before it eases or stops. It affects around 2% of people in the UK. It can start at any age.
Who is at Risk?
It is not yet understand why Psoriasis occurs. It is considered to be an auto-immune condition which has a genetic element. Triggers include:
- Physical illness, including throat infections
- Emotional Stress
- Injury to the skin, including sunburn
- Use of certain medications
- Changes in the climate
Western medicine has no cure for Psoriasis but treatments can improve symptoms and the appearance of the affected skin patches.
Treating Psoriasis with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has treated psoriasis successfully for centuries with herbal medicine and acupuncture. It does not cure Psoriasis but causes it to go into permanent remission. Almost all patients will experience significant improvement in their condition.
Diagnosis is based on detailed observation of your condition. Each person will manifest variations in symptoms. These variations give your Practitioner important information about the root cause of your illness. Your Practitioner will also seek to gain a detailed understanding of your lifestyle, diet, causes of stress, and factors which trigger your psoriasis.
Once a diagnosis is made, you will be prescribed a customised herbal medicine formula to be taken orally, a herbal remedy to apply to the skin, and acupuncture. You will also receive life style advice.
How fast will you see results?
Results depend on the severity of condition. Over 90% patients are symptom-free after two to three months of treatment.
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