Skin Disorders

Acne

Acne is common in teenagers and many topically applied creams are recommended. Unfortunately the results from these creams are generally disappointing. While using Electro-Acupuncture one should pay attention to, amongst other things, bowel function. A change to a high roughage, low mucous diet (Sprout wheat bread, lots of raw vegetables and avoidance of red meat, milk and dairy products, eggs and particularly chocolate) is usually beneficial. Use 3% Hydrogen Peroxide from drug stores to heal spots.

Eczema

Eczema is an allergic inflammation of the skin. It commonly occurs in skin folds such as the elbows and knees. Conventional controls of eczema centre on the use of steroid creams. These are often problematical, as long-term use causes skin thinning. Therefore any alternative approach without side effects is most welcome. Eczema can in some cases be due to food sensitivity. The most common foods implicated are milk, wheat, dairy products and eggs. Experimenting in avoidance of these foods can be useful.

General Allergies

Electro-acupuncture can be effective on a wide range of general allergies. Diet can also play an important part in eliminating allergic reactions.

Psoriasis

A recurring scaly eruption of the skin. Psoriasis usually begins between the ages of five and 25. It is not infectious.

Warts and Verrucas

These are small solid growths on the skin, also known as verrucas. There are five types, usually occurring on different parts of the body. All are caused by viruses and are slightly contagious. Treatment by Electro-Acupuncture has shown to be effective in many cases.

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