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Skin Disorders

Treating the Skin with Chinese Medicine

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Do you have a skin condition that isn’t getting better? Are you dissatisfied with the treatments that you’ve tried? Are you looking for a holistic solution to your skin issues?

Skin conditions often have a profound effect on our psychological health. We are outward facing creatures and our image matters to us. It can be difficult to approach life with confidence if we aren’t happy with our appearance. A great thing about Chinese medicine is that it treats skin issues from the inside out, so not only will your external appearance improve, your internal condition will also get better, resulting in more confidence, along with better energy and vitality.

So, if you are struggling with your skin, then Chinese medicine could be a great treatment option for you. Chinese doctors have been successfully treating skin disorders for thousands of years, since at least 200 BCE, according to the historical record. Dermatology was one of the 4 original specialties recognized by the ancient practitioners. It is often successful with conditions that western medicine struggles to effectively treat.

Amongst the conditions that I’ve successfully treated are acne, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, dermatitis, rosacea, rashes and hives.

The secret to clinical success in treating the skin is to always look at internal factors and imbalances along with precisely diagnosing the skin itself. From there, I will formulate a custom herbal prescription specifically for your condition, along with acupuncture, diet and lifestyle recommendations when indicated.

There are typically several factors involved with skin disease. Usually, the skin is reflecting the state of the internal organs and elimination pathways, so it’s essential to correct any imbalances internally. For example, there is often inflammation in the digestive tract when there is inflammation on the skin or there are urinary issues that need to be addressed. Fact is that without treating these concurrent imbalances in organ function, digestion, sleep and stress levels, it is often hard to get deep and lasting resolution to your skin issue. In Chinese medicine, we always aim to treat the underlying causes of disease rather than just treating the symptoms. This is almost always the best way to get lasting resolution of symptoms.

As always, I only use the best quality Chinese herbs available. They are lab-tested and organic where available, so you can be sure you are getting the best, cleanest herbs possible. You can also be assured that I will consider you as a whole person and take into account your personal health goals when I’m creating your custom treatment plan. I always do my best to emphasize a collaborative approach.

It is possible to have better, clearer skin, with patience and consistency of treatment. Sometimes skin issues respond very quickly to treatment, other times it can take longer. If you would like to chat about whether Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments are right for you, please don’t hesitate to book a complimentary 20 minute introductory session or email me any questions you have. You are also welcome, of course, to book a session using the buttons below.

I wish you the best on your healing journey.