Acupuncture for Skin Conditions in Hakim Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic Santa Cruz

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation

Acupuncture & Chinese medicine for skin diseases

Traditional Chinese medicine believe skin diseases are associated with health of lung and large intestine. Many asthmatic kids develop atopic dermatitis (eczema) as a result of lung deficiency. In Asia, eczema called “skin asthma” and there are many remedies and formulas to address that. Acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and dry skin can successfully be treated by acupuncture and herbal medicine. Primarily acupuncture & herbal medicine adjust imbalances such as hormonal, emotional and digestive disorder. Outside reflects inside. When you learn to take care of yourself on the inside, you will have a glowing skin.

What is cause of skin disorders?

Lung and large intestine are associated with health of skin. What does it mean? It means one needs to inhale fresh air and get rid of toxins through colon in order to have healthy skin. Constipation, diarrhea, bloating, acid reflux and IBS can be the root problem of acne and eczema. By adjusting these imbalances, one can regain their health back and have a glowing skin.

Home remedies for skin-

Acne – apply lemon juice and wash your face with castile soap that contain  no detergents. Apply bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar as facial masks. Leave it for half an hour, then wash off with water.

Eczema- Apply raw potato or crushed daikon radishes.

In addition, blood purifying herbs are beneficial. Herbs such as: Dandelion, burdock root, red clover blossoms and  milk thistle dries dampness and cleanse the lymph system. Burdock root tea is a great tea for autumn to clean colon.

Eating for your skin-

Lung/large intestine associated with skin and fall season. Many fall season vegetables/fruits are yellow/ orange color  and very high in vitamin A and beneficial for skin. Sweet potato, squash, pumpkin, carrot, apples and pear are specially nurturing for your skin. Salmon, cod, sardine and haddock are high in omega 3 fatty acid and moisten the skin. Sesame seeds and sunflower seeds lubricate intestine and assist detoxification process.

For further question and concern call my office for free consultation or fill out contact form.
(831) 426-5002    Dr. Katayoon Hakim