Fine flakes and dry patches may form on the skin’s epidermis when it becomes dehydrated due to environmental changes, allergic reactions, certain drugs, washing or showering, or other factors. This disorder, known as xerodermia or xerosis in medicine, may be transitory or positively affected by moisturizers. However, for some people, this illness progresses to a chronic stage and results in painful symptoms that demand prompt medical attention.
What common signs and symptoms are there of chronic dry skin?
- Tight feeling skin, especially after being immersed in water
- Pruritus (itchiness)
- The flaky or scaly appearance of skin
- Skin discolouration
- Rough patches of skin
- Deep cracks that may bleed
An increased chance of secondary disorders, such as skin rips that result in infection, rashes, eczema, cellulitis (a dangerous bacterial infection on the epidermis), or thickening and darkening patches, exists if chronic dry skin is left untreated.
Contact an acupuncturist or Oriental medicine practitioner if you are concerned about the signs of chronic dry skin. You can develop a list of all the medications you are currently taking and any allergies you may have to be ready for your appointment. To determine what imbalances in your body may be causing your symptoms of persistent dry skin, your practitioner will also need to do a thorough medical evaluation. For instance, it can be discovered that your lung has to be treated for an imbalance.
Treating Dry Skin with Acupuncture
Some people have discomfort or itching spells in addition to having unattractive portions of their skin. Some people may experience it to the point where it affects the quantity and quality of their sleep. In addition, cracks that bleed or chafe from aggressive scratching leave the body vulnerable to infection. For these reasons, getting assistance as soon as these symptoms appear can help keep symptoms from worsening.
The skin’s condition is directly influenced by the lungs, in accordance with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine philosophy. This is due to the fact that they are one of the organs involved in fluid metabolism. A strong respiratory system guarantees that the skin gets the proper moisture. To produce the fluids that can nourish the skin, one must help the lungs.
The acupuncture point Pool in the Bend, located close to the elbow, helps alleviate dry skin issues. It does this partly by chilling the blood, which allows the lungs. As a result, visible symptoms like chapped, raw skin should disappear as the heat leaves. In addition, the process of producing moisture through the lungs thrives without further heat. More moisture promotes better cooling and nourishing ingredients delivery to the areas of the skin that require restoration.
Additionally, because it is regarded as a focal point, this point is doubly helpful for complaints of dry skin on the chest or arms. According to acupuncture and Oriental Medicine theory, a local issue is located close to a particular location that needs treatment, and the end draws its power from the condition because of its proximity. Pool in the Bend also forces heat out of the intestines, where it leaves through the excrement, demonstrating its complete adaptability. This alleviates constipation-related issues in the large intestine, which may contribute to dry skin.