This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. About one-third of the people with psoriasis have a family genetic connection and is regarded as an autoimmune disease which in this case involves overactive T– cells. The root cause of psoriasis can be factors such as endocrine, metabolic or immunology factors. The environment also influences the development of the condition including drugs, trauma, infection, and stress.
Psoriasis causes the formation of round and oval raised lesions. Often there is silvery white scale over these lesions. Itching may occur and can be severe in certain cases, but not everyone will have itch. In those with psoriasis, the lesion may appear at a site of physical trauma, which is called a Koebner phenomenon. Many people with psoriasis also suffer from chronic joint pain and arthritis.
At Well Being Dublin the aim of treatments with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy is to relieve autoimmune symptoms and address the root cause of Psoriasis with a personalized treatment plan to bring the body back into balance. (Please note – There are some acute inflammatory forms of psoriasis, which must be treated immediately by a physician or in the emergency department).
The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.
Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to Psoriasis.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as back pain could reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.
No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.
The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions or influences with regards to Psoriasis (e.g. overall immunity, family history, co-morbidities, stressors, environmental factors, diet and lifestyle factors etc.).
A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.
That’s considering the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.
Well Being Dublin Strategies
- Acupuncture (e.g. points such as LI 10, SP 10, LU 7 etc)
- T.C.M. Modalities (e.g Ear seeds, cupping)
- Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via personalised tincture)
- Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements
- Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, Qi gong, aromatherapy)
- Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.
Articles & Studies
- “Eczematous and Psoriatic Skin Disorders”
- “An overview of acupuncture for psoriasis vulgaris”
- “Herbal Remedies and Natural Herbs for Psoriasis Treatment”
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