Acupuncture Treatment for Psoriasis Present on the Soles
Journal of Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 79-81
Received: Aug. 22, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 4, 2017; Published: Oct. 9, 2017
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Jihe Zhu, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Shtip, Republic of Macedonia
Blagica Arsovska, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Shtip, Republic of Macedonia; Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Kristina Kozovsk, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University Goce Delcev, Shtip, Republic of Macedonia
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Abstract
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. Psoriasis affect people in all age groups, equally male and female. It is controlled by the type of white blood cells - T cells, which protect the body against infections and disease. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) psoriasis is considered as a Blood heat disorder. 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 our clinic for TCM and acupuncture. The positive outcome was achieved after 13 treatments. Treatments were done once weekly, indoor, with duration of 35-40 minutes. 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. 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.
Keywords
Psoriasis, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Treatment
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Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovsk, Acupuncture Treatment for Psoriasis Present on the Soles, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 79-81. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20170505.12
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