Category Archives: Psoriasis

Can acupuncture help atopic dermatitis?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Would acupuncture help atopic dermatitis? A: Yes, acupuncture can help with dermatitis; however, there are many protocols that depend on localization, exacerbating conditions, and the underlying patient condition. A licensed acupuncturist will be able to prescribe an appropriate treatment protocol. Usually six to 12 treatments can clear a mild condition. Chronic…

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Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have been suffering from psoriasis for quiet some time and it flares up every so often without any apparent causes. I have tried western medicines, creams, and internal medications. I am at my wits end. Can you recommend some natural remedies for treatment of persistent psoriasis? A: Diseases of the…

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How to treat psoriasis?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have psoriasis, mostly on my scalp, with small outbreaks on my arms and legs. Are there any foods, herbs, and treatments that would help? A: Psoriasis and other dermatological conditions can be greatly benefited by regular visits to an acupuncturist. There are also many other treatments available that would help…

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Recommendation for lichen simplex chronicus (LSC)?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have been diagnosed with lichen simplex chronicus (LSC). Nothing that I have been prescribed has succeeded in alleviating the discomfort. Is there anything in natural medicine that you could recommend? A: Lichen simplex chronicus is a condition often attributed to dermatitis, or psoriasis. It does also have an association with…

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