If you’ve got a skin disease, you know how annoying it can be. Blotches on your skin, constant itchiness, it can be maddening. But before you see a dermatologist or start taking medication with potentially risky side effects, remember that there’s another way.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific points within the body. These points lie upon pathways that conduct the body’s energy, or qi, and proper flow of qi is essential to health and balance within the body. Recent research suggests that acupuncture works through the stimulation of Raphe’s nuclei, which handles the production of serotonin. In turn, this creates a series of reactions that boosts the creation of glucocorticoids, which modulate inflammation and other facets of your body’s immune system. Many skin conditions are inflammatory in part, and acupuncture therapy can be highly useful when it comes to reducing inflammation.

A few of the skin diseases that acupuncture is proven to be effective in treating are:

  • Rashes
  • Shingles
  • Eczema

At Newport Acupuncture Center, we understand you want relief. Through years of experience, we don’t just focus on symptoms. We’ll discover the root cause of the issue and perform treatment that has a long-term benefit while offering short-term relief. We proudly service Newport Beach and the surrounding areas, and we know that each of our clients possess unique needs, which is why we provide treatment that’s uniquely personalized to you. If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us today.