About 2 months ago, I got a call about a then almost 10-year-old girl who was specifically requesting acupuncture for her skin. She has had psoriasis on and off for years. Primarily the lesions are along the legs, and ankles with a little bit on the elbows. The most inconvenient spot is under the right toe, where it cracks and will hurt if it gets lotion. She had been to doctors and tried all sorts of medications. I had even given the mother some homeopathic supplements to try on her. Nothing was effective, and now the girl was interested in trying acupuncture! It was her strong desire to try it, and she was the one to follow up with her mother to make sure an appointment was made.
The first visit was definitely a new experience, but H. found that the needles were not painful. She was able to stay still with the needles long enough for a good effect. After the very first treatment, she noticed definite improvement under her big toe, whose cracked skin healed right up, as well as lessening along the legs and ankles.
The first treatment was so successful that she has been the one making sure her mother makes more appointments! She comes in every other week, and the progress is wonderful to see. Areas of persistent chronic psoriasis along her legs, ankles and big toe are all slowly getting smaller, less itchy, with no cracking skin and no new lesions popping up.
I will post an update in a few weeks!