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The skin is like an open book with the vast majority of information there to be decoded by those who know the language (Al-Khafaji 2005)
When looking at the skin the CompMed practitioner assesses colour, markings, raised patterns, level of moisture, any oozing of pus or infection, coverage (meridians and size of disorder) and temperature. At CompMed the correct Chinese medical differentiation of the signs and symptoms of skin disease is vital to its understanding and establishing correct treatment. Acupuncture and natural health are not an overnight cure. Athough you may see results from your first treatment, it is not uncommon for conditions to recur if the underlying imbalances haven't been addressed. Your CompMed practitioner will discuss with you an individualised treatment plan that will best suit your condition.
Eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
Your case is totally different to the next person and long-term use of immunosuppressants can result in nasty unwanted side-effects. At CompMed we treat you as an individual. Using a Chinese medical approach, your acupuncturist can differentially diagnose your condition and treat accordingly, addressing the root of the problem.
Pimples and acne
Due to stressors, dietary imbalances and lifestyle, pimples and acne aren't just being seen in the teenage years anymore. Hormonal fluctuations caused by stress, poor diet and lifestyle have caused us to see more of this problem in adults than ever before. The good news is by working with your parasympathetic nervous system, acupuncture may help you to reduce stress and your CompMed acupuncturist will also advise diet and lifestyle adjustments. Aswell we can help with scar bridging to reveal a more radiant you.
Urticaria (itchy skin)
When using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat urticaria, the focus is on settling the immune system, cooling red, inflamed skin, and stopping itching. Your CompMed acupuncturist will also look at nutritional and herbal supplements as well as lifestyle adjustments you can make to help support your system in clearing the itch and avoiding recurrence.
Herpes simplex and zoster
Herpes Simplex and Zoster are both viral infections. Herpes simplex is caused by one of the HSV viruses and outbreaks occur most commonly on the mouth/lips or genitals. Herpes zoster is caused by the varicella zoster virus, and known as shingles. Shingles presents as a painful skin rash with fluid-filled blisters along a single dermatome. Following an outbreak, chronic, severe pain is common along the strip of infection. This is known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Your CompMed practitioner will use acupuncture and nutritional supplements with an aim to reduce the pain of current outbreaks or neuralgia and strengthen the immune for fewer outbreaks. It is important to speak to your GP about how and when the herpes virus can be spread to other people.
At CompMed we understand rosacea commonly occurs in women in the 30-50 age bracket and directly affects your appearance and self-esteem. Acupuncture's approach to rosacea aims to cool the red inflamed skin, clear pustules and help to reduce the appearance of blood vessels. Your acupuncturist will also review your diet and lifestyle to help you further clarify your appearance.