Skin diseases can be difficult for both western and Chinese medicine to treat. Chinese medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of the problem. When the root cause is successfully treated there will be relief from symptoms. Western medicine tends to focus on symptom reduction rather than addressing the root cause of the problem.
Skin conditions include dry skin, eczema, allergic reactions, itching, rashes, acne, dermatitis and psoriasis. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs treat skin conditions by reducing heat and inflammation in the body.