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Psoriasis is unpredictable and irritating, and certainly not fully understood. The number of ways that it varies amid individuals only makes any understanding more elusive. Psoriasis is characterised by a build-up of red skin and white scales that can appear almost anywhere on the body. It is most common on the elbows, knees and scalp, varying from one individual case to the next.
The build-up of red skin is caused by skin cells that multiply up to ten times faster than normal. These skin cells die and accumulate at the surface; their large volume creating the raised red skin and white scales. While it is understood that the rapidly dividing skill cells causes the psoriasis it is still not fully know what causes the cells to start rapidly dividing, though recent research shows that it is strongly connected to the immune system. There are treatments for this, but presently no cure.
Individual cases find that certain environmental, dietary, lifestyle or emotional factors affect psoriasis. Certainly stress can cause or exacerbate an outbreak. Serious stress is one of the few factors that seem to affect all psoriasis sufferers. Other factors that cause or exacerbate psoriasis outbreaks vary greatly between individual sufferers. Reactions to blood pressure medication, anti-malarial or ibuprofen are fairly common.
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As the condition has at least some connection to the immune system it makes sense to look after the immune system as much as possible. It is quite possible that the body’s immune system normally compensates (at least partly) for the psoriasis, but cannot compensate adequately if it also has to deal with other health issues. This would explain the apparently random factors that cause outbreaks in different individuals. When the individual has an allergic reaction the psoriasis grows worse as the immune system cannot simultaneously handle too many health issues.
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Acupuncture both enhances the immune system and reduces stress. Both these factors are connected to Psoriasis. While this will not provide a complete cure it will put an individual’s body in the best condition to deal with the problem.