Chinese Medicine for Psoriasis and diet suggestion
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes the rapid grow of skin cells. This buildup of cells scaling on the skin’s surface.
Psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes the patches can crack and bleeding.
Symptoms of psoriasis
- Red, raised, inflamed patches of skin
- White-sliver scales or plagues on the red patches
- Dry skin that may crack and maybe bleed
- Soreness around patches
- Itching and burning sensations around patches (many people do not feel itchy)
- Painful, swollen joints
Areas of the body
Typically develop on joints, such as elbows and knees.
It may also develop anywhere on the body, including hands, feet, neck, scalp, face and genitals
Common triggers for psoriasis
- Injury to the skin, such as a cut or a severe sunburn
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Vitamin D deficiency
Chinese Medicine for Psoriasis
In Chinese words psoriasis is called Yin Xie Bing or Niu Pi Xuaniin Chinese words, it translates as silver color likes skin or the lesions are look like cow’s skin in Chinese.
The reason in Chinese medicine theory for psoriasis are:
- Heat in the blood: the skin lesions are more fresh red, very itchy, feverish feeling, patient usually is irritable, dry mouth, constipation, yellow urine
- Blood deficiency: the psoriatic scales looks more pale red, dry skin, pale tongue body
- Blood stagnation: the skin lesions are dull red, sore, thick plages and hard to clear, patient with purple tongue body.
When you choose Chinese medicine to help with psoriasis, your practitioner will have a consultation with you for the whole health assessment and then distinguish the type of the psoriasis in Chinese medicine.
The treatment usually includes traditional Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and cupping.
If you suffer from psoriasis and need help, please contact with our team, our practitioner will help you.
Here are some diet suggestion for psoriasis.
Suggest to Take
- Barley beans, can cook with soup (clear heat to reduce burning skin; promote urination)
- Mung beans or mixed green bean with barley bean soup (clear heat).
- Grapefruit (clear heat and cool blood)
- Winter melon
- Boi choi.
- Bean spout
- Carrot (rich with Vitamin A)
- White radish (cooling in nature)
- Eggplant (cool the blood, clear itchiness)
- Potato (clear heat, reduce inflammation)
- Pears (moisture the skin)
- Figs (reduce pain)
- Goji berry
Avoid to Take
Spicy food (chili )
Seafood (reduce the amount o intake)
Too much curry
Too much lamb (heat in nature)
Too much coffee
Too much Cheese
Too much milk