Can Acupuncture Help My Psoriasis?
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
When it comes to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, people are willing to try a variety of methods to get relief from the scaling, itching, redness, and sore joints. Whether it’s UV light therapy, topical creams, or prescription medications, there are plenty of valid options available via Western medicine. But what if alternative therapies can provide some relief, too?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice whereby professionals insert very thin needles into the skin in “key meridians” of the body. This is believed to stimulate the central nervous system, and it’s said to alleviate everything from migraines to mental illness.