Acupuncture treatment of melasma
Melasma is a common acquired pigmentation a place in the face of calm and class affect the beauty spots of skin disorders, facial appear brown or gray-black pigmentation patches, not above the skin, and more common on both sides of the dorsum symmetrical distribution characteristics. Because the shape of butterfly-shaped,
Stain occurs mainly in the forehead, cheeks and nose and mouth around lesions state clearly, color is light brown or dark brown pigmentation more, shape, size is very inconsistent, or liver disease develop during pregnancy, color deepened, expanded; On the contrary, after childbirth or liver disease improves, pigmentation will also fade, and even regression. The disease is more common in women after puberty, pregnancy, long-term use of contraceptives, and women suffering from irregular menstruation, more common, but also prone to chronic liver disease, like tuberculosis. Because sunlight, the color deepened summer, winter exacerbations. The disease is acquired by the formation of lesions characterized by brown spots or patchy distribution, it can be double or cheeks zygomatic symmetrical distribution can also be scattered evenly into pieces, shapes and sizes, also unilateral disease.
Modern medicine disease occurrence and ovaries, pituitary, thyroid and other endocrine factors, and genetic factors also additional, illuminated eyes, pregnancy, drugs, improper use of cosmetics, skin dysbiosis and so on. Modern research shows that the mechanism of oxygen free radicals and the formation of melanin and skin pigmentation related; and there is increased blood viscosity caused blood stasis, microcirculation. There is no ideal therapy for the treatment of this disease. Chinese medicine believes that emotions fail, liver qi stagnation, workers injured spleen, liver and kidney, kidney loss, by the cold, caused by blood virtual failure, and no blood, blood barrier. Summarized the main yin and yang imbalance, blood disorders, organs and meridians imbalance disorders.
In traditional chinese medicine, chloasma by impassioned injury, liver qi stagnation, kidney deficiency, blood stasis, meridians disorders, blood loss and dysfunction of organs, loss of facial blood hereby Run. It can be divided into.
1, liver Yu Qi stagnation: facial plaques, waist and knees, irritability, chest swelling, tongue or dark purple patches, thin moss thin, thin pulse. Select acupuncture points: xingjian, taichong, qihai, Sanyinjiao. Increased chest expansion points: Zhangmen. Waist and knee pain, weakness increases points: Shenshu.
2, liver and kidney: facial variegated, sometimes some dark brown patches, and some are accompanied by weak waist, fatigue, weakness, quality red less moss thin pulse. Acupuncture points: ganshu, shenshu, zusanli, guanyuan, mingmen. Nourishing the liver and kidney conditioning blood.
3, spleen dampness: spot surface was brown, poor appetite, abdominal distention, pale tongue, pulse tired sometimes string. Select acupuncture points: pishu, shenshu, sanyinjiao, zusanli. If the increase bloating points: xiawan, qihai, Tianshu.
Acupuncture treatment of melasma will not be any harm, except for the outer acupuncture treatment for skin lesions or surrounding needling acupuncture is also possible to clear the local blood. There are women in addition to melasma treatment, usually have good self-nursing tasks, such as diet, eat vitamin C foods to maintain good habits, maintain a good mood, good sunscreen, use less cosmetics, appropriate exercise to improve physical fitness, but also can reduce the incidence of melasma. Information about the acupuncture treatment of melasma，Please call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au