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Chinese Medicine for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a very complex disease that affects not only the body, but in his mood, affecting the skin and joints, this chronic systemic disease is characterized by skin lesions, with red itchy patches covered with scales loose. This condition can be acute, chronic, and mild. The rash appears most often on the elbows, forearms, legs, knees and nails, also involves musculoskeletal disorders and numerous complications in the visceral organs and body systems.
Treatment of psoriasis is often complicated by the fact that it is impossible to establish the cause of its origin, is a chronic disease.
One of the main problems with diseases such as psoriasis, treatment of which must be strictly individual, is that not all products are suitable for one or another form of psoriasis. In addition, psoriasis is often accompanied by additional infections and other diseases, such as diabetes and seborrhea.
Complications of psoriasis
Complications of psoriasis may be at risk of developing psoriatic arthritis for a maximum of 20% of people with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes joint pain and can lead to joint deformity.
Most researchers also found an increased risk of myocardial infarction in patients with psoriasis. There is also an increased risk of metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension.) And a higher prevalence rates of hypertension and smoking. Psoriasis patients may have co morbidities such as hypertension or Crohn's disease. However, to reassure people with psoriasis, there are effective treatments that can treat and prevent the risk of complications.
Chinese medicine treatments
Most people turn to alternative medical treatments only as a last resort when conventional medicine does not seem to work properly or if there are side effects associated with standard treatments as well. Whatever the situation, the patient should consult a health professional before embarking on Chinese medicine.
Chinese medicine is the oldest and most complete system designed to stimulate inside the body, the self-regulatory system, which is inherent in every person. After all, self-regulation is the strongest shield in the way of all diseases, and the most powerful weapon in the recovery from any illness.
Therefore, the purpose of diagnosis in Chinese medicine is the identification of a vital energy imbalance and disharmony. Therefore, treatment should help people to restore the balance of power, and as a result, to restore harmony and health.
Psoriasis in Chinese medicine is not considered a consequence of the disease of a single organ, but rather as a "disease" of the body as a whole. Treatment of psoriasis with an internal cleaning begins with the identification of the causes of patient stress. After all, the stress contributes to the exacerbation of the disease.
Chinese medicine is especially effective in the case of joint psoriasis (psoriasis arthropathic) and psoriatic erythroderma. The arthropathic psoriasis leads to deformation of joint limitation of movement and pain in the body. Psoriatic erythroderma is expressed with a red rash on almost the entire surface of the skin.
In the system of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment and prevention is very important to consider the time of year and day, the phases of the moon and so on. Chinese doctors say that in most cases, psoriasis starts or progresses during the winter, and symptoms improve in summer.
The treatment of psoriasis in the system of traditional Chinese medicine is based on an integrated approach that combines the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine is mainly based on drugs developed from plants and therefore has mild side effects. Treatment may last from weeks to months, and even the recovery is gradual. When used in Chinese medicine for this condition, the patient shows a marked decrease in the signs of skin disease.
Acupuncture is more effective in patients with typical symptoms of psoriasis in a stationary stage.
The therapeutic effects of acupuncture
With an appropriate approach for the treatment of a positive trend 70-90%. Several courses (2-4) contribute to a longer lasting effect.
The use of acupuncture in the treatment of dermatological patients causes a more rapid resolution of the skin process. Disappears redness, swelling, peeling, faster resolution of infiltrates, flattening of papules, plaques were reduced in size.
During treatment, the improvement of mental and emotional condition, normal sleep, reduced irritability, increased mood.
China Medicine used to treat psoriasis.
The ointment of the indigo plant, which grows in China, effectively relieves symptoms of psoriasis, according to Taiwanese scientists. Ointment properties were tested in a large group of volunteers with psoriasis. During the year, the patients used only indigo derivative ointment to treat psoriasis. During the course of treatment the skin was evaluated by dermatologists and they found a significant improvement in skin condition.
A therapy derived from Chinese medicine has shown positive results in the treatment of psoriasis.
The study was conducted in 2001, 68 patients participated in the study, 20 (29%) achieved a complete cure, found an almost complete disappearance of their injuries.
In 35 cases (51%) participants achieved a reduction of lesions was at least 30%. The status of the remaining 13 participants (20%) did not improve.
The treatment used was especially composed Oldenlandia herb, peony, seaweed, rehmannia, Chinese rhubarb, herb smilax, Chinese angelica, multiflora, astragalus, saffron, and gardenia. The research was conducted by Dr. Li Ya-Qin, a Chinese doctor who has also practiced in the United States for several years.
An ointment base "natural indigo" or Qing "dai" blue black powder, which is used in the traditional medicine, have proven effective in the treatment of psoriasis.
Chinese medicines as Sheng Di Huang (Rhemannia), Ban Lan Gen and Angelicae are perfect herbs in the treatment of psoriasis.
Yeung Kai pills are believed to be very effective in chronic skin diseases and fungal infections, such as scabies and ringworm.
Alternatives Treating Psoriasis
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, in fact, the omega-3 fatty acids may have a positive effect on psoriasis.
Take baths containing sulfur
Eating or drinking drugs based on zinc
Eating or taking supplements of vitamin C or vitamin E (thanks to the antioxidant effect is favorable in psoriasis)
Use creams containing chamomile, the effect is also interesting for the treatment of dry skin (which often occurs with psoriasis)