Skin health

Skin disorders can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. They can also stubbornly resist long-term improvements using conventional medicines. We are passionate about working with patients suffering from dermatological disorders.

If you do not see your health issue listed here, please call us to discuss what we can do for you.

Eczema

Eczema or dermatitis is very common in Australia, often presenting from early childhood in combination with asthma or allergies, including hay fever (rhinitis). Temporary relief may be found using conventional steroid creams.

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At Poke Acupuncture our approach to eczema begins by removing any dietary irritants, then targeting the eczema with custom made herbal medicine formulas and acupuncture.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition which predominantly affects adults. It presents as dry, red, scaly and itchy patches of skin and may be relatively mild, or severe enough to require hospital treatment.

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Acupuncture and herbal treatments, are used in conjunction with lifestyle and nutritional changes as part of our care plan, which may help relieve the scaling and itching of psoriasis.

Shingles

Shingles is a painful, blistering rash caused by the same herpes virus as chickenpox, but appearing later in life. The virus lies dormant in the body, waiting to emerge during times of low immunity or high stress.

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Care plans for the shingles related rash and pain may include a mixed approach of acupuncture, heat therapy (moxibustion) and antiviral herbal medicines.

Acne & Rosacea

Conventional treatments for acne and rosacea include the contraceptive pill, antibiotics, antihistamines or roaccutane (isotretinoine). These may change your body’s natural hormonal and immune balance. 

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A detailed health history of past and present medications, therapies, diet and lifestyle is our first step when creating a care plan for acne or rosacea. Acupuncture and herbal medicines may help reduce the inflammation and eruptions associated with acne.

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Conditions

Pain Management

Sciatica, shoulder pain, bursitis, neck pain

Skin health

Eczema, psoriasis, shingles

Gut health

Constipation, bloating, indigestion,diarrhea

Women's health

Menopause, Endometriosis, Hot Flushes, Painful periods

Physical health

Vertigo, headaches, fatigue, migraines

Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy support, Labour preparation, Induction, Post-Partum support

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