Looking for a COVID-19 test?

CareClues partner hospitals and clinics have been approved by ICMR to conduct COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

can acupuncture cure psoriasis? Im struggling with this disease for a long time now and looking for natural ways to cure it….
asked-ques-count-icon 1 doctor answered

There are some suggestions that non pharmacological therapies like acupuncture may have some role in improving psoriasis symptoms. It may work to control stress associated with the disease. There could be the risk of bruising, pain, infection and further injuries in case your treatment goes wrong. You must be aware of one phenomenon associated with psoriasis that is called Koebner phenomenon; it suggests that psoriatic plaque may start in previously non affected areas in cases of skin injury/prick. Since acupuncture involves lots of trauma to skin; there is a potential chance that psoriasis may get aggravated with acupuncture.

Was this answer helpful?
yes
no
Would you rather have a conversation with a doctor?
Consult Verified
Doctors Online
95 users currently consulting online.
Trending Topics: Fever, Sex therapy
Ask a FREE question to our experts!
Worried about your health? You can ask a free question right here and our experts will answer at the earliest. Tell us your symptoms (for eg: high fever, dry cough), provide some background or history of the problem (for eg: exists since childhood or last 3 months), mention your age, sex and any other information that you think might be important. Get free health tips, medical advice and much more from our in-house specialists.
95 anonymous users currently online