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Acupuncture for Hemorrhoid

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Dermatology 
Sarah has had hemorrhoid for 10 years. Her symptoms were not too bad until her pregnancy 17 months ago. Since then she has been suffering from non-stop bleeding, pain and itchiness, especially at night. She has been to see the doctor and tried different ointments but couldn't get relief. She also had 6 sessions of acupuncture treatment from someone and that didn't help either. One day she came to ask me if Chinese herbal medicine could help. I explained to her that although Chinese herbs coul...
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Acupuncture for Urticaria (hives) - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Dermatology 
42-year-old Victoria had been to see me in the past for various problems. One day she came again with a skin rash. Her forehead and chest were covered with red spots and felt itchy, and the rash would get worse if she scratched. The GP said it was urticaria (hives) and prescribed antihistamine, but unfortunately the medication didn't work and the problem went on for two months. 

Urticaria happens when a wide range of reasons including allergy or infection cause high levels of histamine and oth...

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Blepharitis - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : Dermatology 
48-year-old Helen came to see me with very sore eyelids, which she had suffered from for months. The skin around her eyes was red and swollen and felt very dry. Her eyes had a lot of sticky discharge in the morning and could be very watery during the day. She showed me a handful of different creams prescribed by the doctor or bought over the counter, and said none of them had helped. The soreness and stinging sometimes made her cry. I believed this was inflammation of the rims of the eyelids,...
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Acupuncture for Shingles - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, In : Dermatology 

Alan, 62yrs, had shingles for a month. On the back of his right thigh, there was a big patch of skin covered with dried, scabby blisters sitting on red spots. He was having a burning pain not only in the local area, but also on the inside of his right leg and buttocks, especially worse at night.  The pain was there all the time and any touch could trigger a strong, sharp pain that made him jump. The pain plus lack of sleep made him exhausted. I said to him, had he come sooner, he would have s...


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Acupuncture for Skin Rash - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, In : Dermatology 

22 year-old Holly had a rash on her face for a month. It all started when she was having holiday in Canada. In the past she had occasionally had some itchy patches on her elbows and left leg, but never on her face. Now her cheeks and forehead were covered with some pinkish rash, and the skin looked flaky. Her face felt hot and itchy. She didn't know whether it was the food or something in the air in Canada caused it. She'd been to see doctors both in Canada and back in England and tried diffe...


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