Does anyone have any experience of treating Vitiligo with acupuncture? I have a patient who wants to try acupuncture but I don't really know where to start!
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I have a patient who has had this condition for over 25 years, concentrated on the stomach channel on her left leg. I diagnosed her with a blood deficiency and did local needling and put her on blood tonifying herbs. She used chinese herbal healing salve from Heaven's Essence topically a few times per day. The dark areas started to clear up, the itching disappeared, and then the white areas started to turn pink. This process unfolded over a period of a few months. Then my patient got pregnant and stopped the acupuncture and herbs. It seems that the salve alone is not enough because the skin is slowly starting to return to its original condition.