Dry Skin

Dry skin is a very common skin condition, characterized by lack of oil and moisture on the upper layers of the skin. Usually mild and temporary, it can nevertheless be uncomfortable, and sometimes signals underlying conditions.

Signs & Symptoms of Dry Skin

The patients who consult us for problems related to dry skin report:

  • Rough, flaky skin
  • Itching
  • A feeling of skin tightness, especially after contact with water
  • Red patches and rashes
  • Cracks that may sometimes bleed
  • Skin infections

Causes of Dry Skin

To our knowledge, external and internal factors can both have an impact on the condition of a person’s skin. These factors include:

  • Dry weather, air conditioning
  • Frequent hot showers
  • Harsh soaps and sanitizers
  • Genetic factors
  • Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis
  • Low thyroid function
  • Certain medications
  • Nutritional intolerances and deficiencies

How We Treat Dry Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is known to play an important role in detoxification in both Western and Chinese medicines. As such, it easily reacts to a person’s environment, to deeper imbalances or an accumulation of toxins in the body.


At the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem, we have found acupuncture to be a very effective way to address dry skin. It can:

  • Stimulate skin cell regeneration
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Ensure a better distribution of oxygen and nutrients to the skin
  • Help to rehydrate the upper layers of skin


We routinely use it in combination with laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage, cupping, reflexology and naturopathic advice, to help each of our patients to achieve the healthiest possible skin.

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander