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Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis by Acupuncture

  • M. Fukuda
  • N. Kawada
  • H. Kawamura
  • T. Abo
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 546)

Abstract

The onset of atopic dermatitis usually occurs at infancy or during childhood and in some cases spontaneously cures before adolescence1, 2. Generally speaking, children have a strong immune system (i.e., a high level of lymphocytes)3 while the immune system of adults gradually weakens4. In Japan, the level of granulocytes surpasses that of lymphocytes from 15 to 20 years of age (our unpublished data). We speculate that this age-associated change of the immune system might be responsible for the spontaneous cure of atopic dermatitis. In other words, many cases of atopic dermatitis naturally subside due to an age-dependant decrease in the number of T cells.

Keywords

Bile Acid Atopic Dermatitis Sympathetic Nervous System Sympathetic Nerve Activation Withdrawal Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Fukuda
    • 1
  • N. Kawada
    • 2
  • H. Kawamura
    • 3
  • T. Abo
    • 3
  1. 1.Fukuda-iin, NiigataJapan
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUhrin HospitalFukushimaJapan
  3. 3.Department of ImmunologyNiigata University School of MedicineNiigataJapan

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