Skin Problems

Many people suffer from dermatological disorders and treatments are very limited. The most common treatment for dermatological disorders is topical corticosteroids. Topical corticosteroids have a long history of effectiveness in a wide spectrum of dermatologic conditions but the usefulness has become a double-edged sword. With constantly rising instances of abuse and misuse of topical corticosteroids, it has lead to serious local, systemic, and psychological side effects.

Some common side effects are atrophy, eczema, pigment alteration, delayed wound healing and some serious side effects are hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus due to prolonged application and high percutaneous absorption.

Acupuncture and herbal therapy can treat these skin conditions with longer-lasting relief than Western methods. Especially, herbal medicine works better in treating dermatological disorders due to the complexity of plant materials. It is far more balanced than medicine that is based on isolated active ingredients and far less likely to cause side effects. Herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone and it will encourage its self-healing process.

We look at skin as an organ and it is the body’s largest organ. Skin is the most visible and vulnerable organ that protects our body from harm. Numerous clinical studies have been conducted to prove that the herbal medicine’s efficacy in the treatment of skin conditions and extreme effectiveness has been shown for severe cases of atopic eczema in 1992 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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