Skin conditions

Acupuncture is used for a variety of sin conditions. It would appear to have the potential to influence skin disease in several ways: it may have a local effect on the disease process or a general effect on the immune response; it may also relieve symptoms such as itch.
Acupuncture has been used for centuries in China to treat numerous skin conditions including acne, alopecia, dermatitis, pruritus (itching), psoriasis, rosacea, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and
urticaria. However, there is hardly any scientific research on the use of acupuncture to treat skin conditions and so difficult to come to any meaningful conclusions.