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Moxibustion therapy is effective for itchy skin; acumoxa therapy is effective for raising body temperature
Depending on the location of itchy skin, whether it is localized or generalized, different types of diseases can be raised. If it is localized, it could be xeroderma, psoriasis, contact dermatitis (rash), prurigo nodularis, herpes zoster or atopic dermatitis. If it is generalized to the whole body, it could be renal failure (ex: dialysis itching), liver disease (primary biliary cirrhosis), diabetes, cancer, or hematological conditions (ex: erythrocytosis) or pruritus. If it persists long-term, it is advised to consult with a specialist. When practicing moxibustion therapy for itchy skin, will help reduce or even disappear. Dr. Seino, from 40 years of clinical experience, feels that moxibustion therapy is effective because heat from moxibustion induces pain to help to ease itchiness. Performing acumoxa therapy on a patient whose body temperature is under 36 °C will increase the body temperature which reduces itching and eventually stops it. Since acumoxa therapy regulates the function of the internal organs, it is very effective for those suffering from itchy skin.
One of the most common conditions that induce itchy skin in infants is atopic dermatitis. The word “atopic” comes from the Greek word “atopos” meaning “strange” or “abnormal”. The word refers to abnormal skin inflammation. It is a sign of illness, at a stage where the cause cannot be identified. There have been many cases where children who were diagnosed with atopic dermatosis stopped seeing any symptoms after receiving acumoxa therapy if they have not been exposed to medication. We hope that you would consider acumoxa therapy as an alternative to medication and moisturizers if you are suffering from itchy skin.