Psoriasis (chronic plaque psoriasis, or psoriasis vulgaris) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with well-defined red, scaly plaques on the extensor surfaces of the body (e.g., knees, elbows, hands, sacrum) and scalp. It affects around 2% of people in the UK.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of psoriasis, please download this factsheet.