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Many acupuncturists have anecdotally observed that psoriasis is the skin disease that responds best to acupuncture (Rosted 1992b). In one study, a series of acupuncture treatments was given to 61 patients with chronic psoriasis that had not responded to conventional management. Thirty-one of the patients had “excellent improvement with complete or almost complete clearance of all skin lesions with no recurrence.” There was a clear correlation between the number of sessions of acupuncture and the effectiveness of treatment (Liao & Liao 1991). Another case series of 600 patients with psoriasis reported a “marked improvement” in 86% of patients. (Zhao, Wang & Hua 1991).

Rosted P 1992b The treatment of skin disease by acupuncture. Acupuncture in Medicine 10(2):66-68.

Liao S J, Liao T A 1992 Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis: a retrospective case report. Acupuncture and Electrotherapeutics Research 17: 195-208.

Zhao F, Wang P, Hua S 1991. Treatment of psoriasis with acupuncture: retrospective case report. Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research, International journal 17:195-208