Pruritus, Skin Itching, Urticaria, Hives, Psoriasis

Acupuncture For Pruritus (Skin Itching), Urticaria (Hives), Psoriasis

During the last several years, I have successfully treated a number of patients with skin itching, hives and psoriasis.  Usually,  their causes are unknown.  Their treatment almost invariably consist of steroid and antihistamines, such as Zyrtec and Allegra.  They sought for complementary and alternative medicine due to poor response to conventional and western medicine.

These patients all experienced significant improvement after a few acupuncture sessions and medicinal herbs (Chinese herbs); some even went in complete remission.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Skin Issues

Traditional Chinese medicine approaches skin disorders from several totally different angles: Yin and Yang imbalance, excess heat in the body and blood, dampness inside, or blood stasis.  These are specific and unique pathologic stasis and a well-trained practitioner should be able to make a diagnosis easily.  It is my belief that this approach allows us to get to the root of the problem rather than providing symptomatic relief.


Dr. Peter Sheng
Cincinnati Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Integrative Medicine & Holistic Health Care