Dermatology & Skin Conditions
From a Chinese medicine perspective the internal organ systems control and regulate the skin. When there is disharmony within the body various types of skin conditions can manifest outward to the skin.
Our consultations address your skin concerns by taking a comprehensive analysis of your current health and history then providing a Chinese medicine diagnosis and personal plan to restore your skins health. We assess digestive health, reproductive health, hormones, sleep and stress levels amongst other systems to determine the underlying cause of your skin condition. A combination of herbal medicine, supplements, external skin preparations and acupuncture may be prescribed.
We expect results to be seen within 3-6 weeks and more noticeable results after 8-10 weeks. Our aim is to reduce or eliminate the need for pharmaceutical medications such as corticosteroids, Methotrexate, Roaccutane, antibiotics and heavy barrier creams.
In women with hormonal or cystic acne a different approach may be taken as this type of acne is generally associated with their menstrual cycle. This type of acne often takes longer (3-6 menstrual cycles) to see a significant change.
Common skin conditions we see in our clinic: