Acupuncture Orlando in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine are known to address many types skin disorders such as dermatitis acne, warts eczema, uticaria and psoriasis for millennia.  Skin problems like eczema or acne are caused according to Chinese medicine by the imbalance of yin and yang energy. In ancient Chinese medicine, yin and yang are the cold and hot principles in the body whose balancing each other entails good health for the person.  The organs in the human body are naturally associated with either a yin or yang principle.  The yin organs comprise the kidneys, liver, heart lungs while the yang organs comprise the spleen, the gallbladder, the large and small intestines and the skin.  The yin organs govern the passive, cold or water forces while the yang organs control the aggressive heart or fire force.

Physical, environmental and emotional factors can contribute to the imbalance of yin or yang which results in the chi stagnation in a specific meridian organ.  Environment factors can lead to dampness and/or heat or cold excess in the body and the imbalance of the level of yin and yang.  It is the job of the acupuncturist to remove the excess heat or cold in the body and enable chi to flow freely throughout the body.

There are occasions when the causes of the imbalance are due to the irregular function of hormones because of bacterial infection or poor dietary choices or both.  Oily and fatty foods as well as pathogens convey heat or cold into the body which likewise leads to the imbalance of yin and yang.  Emotional stress can hinder chi flow in the liver organ.

Acupuncture is able to treat many kinds of skin disorders because skin problems have more or less underlying causes that are hormonal, emotional, environmental, viral or bacterial in nature.  After diagnosing the origin of the problem, the practitioner then chooses the acupuncture technique for the patient.

Acupuncture can be used as a standalone treatment to treat a skin disorder but usually, it is used in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine; there are times when Chinese herbal medicine alone will suffice.

Acupuncture points associated with the affected organs are inserted with filiform needles.  The needles help reestablish yin and yang balance in the organs as well as well as unblock the chi meridians and allow chi to flow freely once more.

The acupuncturist will also recommend the patient to change his diet and live a healthy less stressful lifestyle.  Avoiding fatty or oily foods and quitting smoking are essential points to heed.  There are herbal teas that are very good antioxidants to help purge the toxins and unhealthy materials from the bloodstream which makes the overall function of the body much better and boosts considerably the strength of the immune system.