Case report - Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina and Dimitrova, Biljana (2017) Case report - Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis. In: First International Symposium for Traditional Chinese Medicine, 06 Dec 2017, Stip, Macedonia.

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Introduction - Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disorder. Psoriasis manifests as itchy and sore plaques on the skin, mostly located on the knees, elbows, scalp, palms or soles. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) psoriasis is considered as a Blood heat disorder. Material and methods - The treated patient is a 43 years old woman with psoriasis manifested on the both feet (soles). The psoriasis was present more than 20 years, but the last year patient’s soles were in the worst condition. The patient was treated with acupuncture treatment, in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture. Treatments were done once weekly, indoor, with duration of 35-40 minutes. Results - In the beginning of the treatment there was no particularly significant progress in the condition. The improvement was slow, gradual and steady, which resulted with positive outcome and great results. The positive outcome was achieved after 13 treatments. Discussion - The aim of the treatment was to correct the Yin defect, therefore were treated points located on the meridians of Spleen, Liver, Kidney, Ren Mai and Ashi (trigger) points on the soles. Conclusion - Acupuncture as part of the TCM is very helpful treatment in treating psoriasis as it can reduce the inflammation, itching and pain and improve the overall health of the patient.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 14:34
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 14:34

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