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Eczema and Psoriasis: Chinese Medicine To The Rescue.

Chinese Medicine is not just acupuncture

Aside from acupuncture I offer internal and external herbal treatments.  This post is about an external herbal product I have had great success with.  This product is very helpful for a wide range of skin issues.  I only sell or share information on products that I have found to be helpful with family, friends and clients.  The product I will share is one that has blown me away.  It is made with mild herbal substances that are safe enough to apply to babies. 

Do you suffer from any of these skin conditions:

  • Dry -type eczema
  • Flaking dry psoriasis
  • Cracked hands and cuticles
  • Dry cracked heels
  • Ashy skin
  • Dry, red, itchy rashes
  • Hands rough from overuse
  • General Moisturizing
  • Diaper Rash
  • Drool Rash
  • Winter Dryness

If you do this post should be helpful.

Illness and disease can be looked at as a learning experience

We are all human and my health is not perfect.  I strive to take care of myself the best I can with diet, lifestyle and exercise but I also fall victim to various health ailments from time to time.  I try not to stress and I do my best to figure out how to improve my health on my own.  It may sound crazy but I find it exciting.  There is no better feedback than trial and error on yourself.  I get a better look at what works and what does not and also have a clearer idea on how to apply different treatments.

My recent skin troubles

Recently I suffered a terrible rash.  It was very itchy, warm and red.  Both my legs to started swell.

Photo of Emily Skin Soothers
Photo of Emily Skin Soothers

The rash spread out over both my legs.  My wife was pushing me to seek out treatment but I decided to figure it out by myself.  I have successfully treated various skin conditions in the past.  Eczema, rashes, psoraisis, etc.  Usually the best combination is internal herbal medicine coupled with dietary adjustments.  For myself I wanted to try out a product which I have suggested to many patients in the past but had not experienced myself.  The product is called Emily Skin Soothers.  Emily Skin Soothers was created by an acupuncturist to treat his newborn babies eczema.  When he applied it to his child the eczema slowly disappeared.  My son also had eczema when he was about 6 months old.  We were not able to get him to take Chinese herbal medicine internally.  We decided to apply Emily Skin Soothers and it worked like magic.  Nothing else seemed to work with him.  The itching and redness just slowly disappeared.  

So back to my story.  Emily skin soothers has a line of products.  I used the preparation that was specific for red, hot skin.  As soon as it touched my skin the itching disappeared.  I applied the product 4 times a day for a week and it slowly disappeared.  It is now two weeks later and my skin is pretty much back to normal.  I have seen this product work so well for my patients, myself and my family that I am now carrying it in my acupuncture office in Mamaroneck.  


Pictures of the magic at work

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My skin before applying treatment.

Ira Wahrman acupuncturist skin rash
My skin after applying treatment for 1 week.

Ira Wahrman acupuncturist skin rash
My skin before applying treatment.

Ira Wahrman acupuncturist skin rash
My skin after applying treatment for 1 week.


I do not claim and and the Emily Skin Soothers company do not claim to have a cure for eczema or psoraisis or anything for that matter.  It has been their experience and my experience that these products are very soothing to various skin issues.


I am currently carrying the Emily Skin Soothers line of products in my acupuncture office in Mamaroneck.  Pick some up at your next visit for yourself, friends or family.

Ira Wahrman L.Ac Testimonials

Allergies, Sinusitis, Back Pain

I started seeing Ira about 4 years ago in Manhattan, I was being treated for severe sinusitis, horrible allergies, anxiety, spinal issues with loads of back pain and digestion. I was treated by him for about 2 years and during that time I had no need to take a pill to alleviate any of my troubles because he pretty much “fixed me”…. due to his change in office I lost contact and it has been a rough time, now back to western “stuff” to keep my sinuses clear and back pains at bay…. luckily a month ago I was desperate and decided to run a google search for Ira and I found him! So I’m very ecstatic to say that I now travel from Manhattan to Westchester twice a week to get treated and after a few sessions I’m starting to feel like I’m back on track! Ira has great bedside manor, he listens to your concerns and makes you feel comfortable, he explains everything he does and is super caring about his patients. I absolutely recommend Ira 120% to anyone who is suffering from any of the things I do, I can honestly vouch that you will feel great in just a few sessions!

– Marcella. C

Headaches, Lower Back Pain, Anxiety and Depression

Ira Wahrman is one of the most gifted healers whose patient I’ve ever had the pleasure of being. He is a natural at his art. His practice of both acupuncture and Chinese medicine are profound and in just the first several sessions I’ve had with him, my pain symptoms have largely decreased and my level of wellness has dramatically increased. I went to him primarily for lower back pain. As mentioned previously, my pain has largely decreased, as has the pain from my chronic headaches. Every acupuncture session ends with me feeling relieved, relaxed, and enlivened. His expertise in acupuncture has also helped me with depression, anxiety and a cold I may be temporarily be experiencing. He gave me a recipe for Congee, a Chinese rice soup that helps relieve cold and flu symptoms. The recipe worked with lots of success. I plan to continue my sessions with Ira on an ongoing basis and I HIGHLY recommend him. Words can’t express the degree to which he’s helped improved the quality of my life. I’m eternally grateful that our paths have crossed. His wisdom and intelligence will serve your health and well-being to degrees you can’t even imagine.

-Mike B.

Hormonal Imbalance, Digestive Upset

I really can’t say enough good things about Ira, and I’m so glad we found him. I’ve received a lot of bodywork and acupuncture over the years, and I’m incredibly picky. Ira is not only a warm and kind person, but he’s incredibly knowledgeable and gives a thoughtful and thorough treatment. I’m seeing him for some hormone-related issues due to a medication as well as some chronic digestive issues. My husband is seeing him for something completely different. We have both seen significant improvements in a very short time. Highly recommended!

-Katherine F.

Knee Pain

Wanting to avoid surgery for a torn meniscus I thought I would try acupuncture. I feel this treatment for my knee has been incredible. I am no longer limping, I feel like a miracle has occurred. But more important in the treatment of my knee is that Ira Wahrman goes out of his way to make people feel comfortable with his treatments. His care and concern to treat the whole person is a lesson that should be learned by Western medicine. I would recommend him to everyone I know!

-Mary Anne C.


Severe Lower Back Pain

I have chronic lower back pain. The pain was indescribable and debilitating. I tried anything and everything but nothing would give me relief. Then I met Ira. After only a few sessions I noticed a difference. Ira is incredibly smart & knowledgeable. It amazes me how he is always coming up with new ideas to help me with my pain. No matter what other ailments I throw at him he always makes me feel better. Ira truly cares about his patients. He’s very patient, professional, listens to you and always makes you feel comfortable. He’s the best!!! I highly recommend Ira because he has changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful to him!!

-Pamela D.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Insomnia


     I know what you are feeling.  It is 2:00 in the morning and you need to be up by 7:00am.  You have been tossing and turning for hours.    You are frustrated and do not understand why you cannot sleep.  If you are reading this you are in the right place.  I totally understand.  Growing up my father had terrible insomnia.  He could not sleep past 1:00 in the morning.  At 1:00 every morning he would wake up.  With my help he has seen much much improvement in his sleep.  If you are looking for some decent sac time you should read on.  Hopefully you will find some of the information about acupuncture and Chinese medicine helpful. continue reading »

Get To Know A Buffalonian… Ira Wahrman: Acupuncturist / Eastern Herbalist


Many years ago before I was practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Mamaroneck I had an office Buffalo, New York.  Because of personal reasons I moved from Buffalo to Mamaroneck.  Here is an interview about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that was featured in a local Buffalo newspaper.  Below is the original link:

                                     Get to know a Buffalonian…

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Ira Wahrman licensed acupuncturist in Mamaroneck, New York


Ira Wahrman: Acupuncturist/Eastern Herbalist

With alternative and holistic medical treatments all the rage nowadays, more and more often practitioners are looking to thousands of years of medical history in the Far East for answers to our body’s natural health and spirit. No, Wahrman is not in fact Asian, but he has been studying acupuncture, herbalism, meditation, and Buddhism for six years in both the United States and China. He currently practices Tui Na (body massage treatment) and Qigong (an overall energy philosophy towards health) out of his apartment in Buffalo (702 Elmwood Avenue). For more information, Ira Wahrman can be reached at (716) 882-0825.

Without getting too technical, how does acupuncture work?

There is a network of energetic pathways that circulate around a person’s body. These pathways pass through organs, muscle, bone, tendon, and skin. Through the use of acupuncture needles, herbal medicine, meditation, and Qigong (energetic exercise), these channels are regulated. The regulation of the channel system has effects not only on physical illness but also on mental and emotional problems as well. continue reading »

The Cause Of Disease From A Chinese Medicine Perspective II

6594590193_af1b71bfb9_m The Yellow Emperor’s inner classic is a fundamental text in the history of Chinese Medicine.  To the Chinese Medicine Practitioner it is a treasure trove of useful clinical information.  To the Taoists it is sacred text discussing all phenomena in the natural world and it is a text to aid in meditation.  To fully understand the Yellow Emperors inner classic is to understand all phenomena.  Below is a short passage from the Yellow Emperor’s Classic discussing the origin of disease.

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