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Evidence regarding acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

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Acupuncture is a safe alternative that can help psoriasis as well as other autoimmune disorders!

Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

More than 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that can be frustrating and painful.The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects.


What does the research say about acupuncture and psoriasis? Can it help?!

study from UCLA found that acupuncture cleared psoriasis flares in half the people in the study and improved symptoms in an additional 25 percent of patients. Jamie Starkey, LAc, is the lead acupuncturist at the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and says that because psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, acupuncture is a safe alternative that can help psoriasis as well as other autoimmune disorders. Acupuncture is unlikely to interfere with other psoriasis treatments and can be added to a treatment plan.


If you or someone you know is suffering with psoriasis, contact our office, (425) 686-4498 to learn more about how we can help provide a safe, effective, alternative treatment for psoriasis! 

Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at Starting Point Acupuncture and Wellness. Specializing in IBS and digestive health. For more information, please visit: 


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