Imagine being a waitress with eczema on your hands. Each time you serve a plate of food or a drink to a customer, you worry what they think of the red, scaling skin and fissures on your hands. Consider being a new teacher with adult acne who suffers embarrassment and lack of confidence each time […]
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The little things you do for your skin each day can have significant impact over time–positive or negative. For instance, eating more veggies and less sugar is not going to clear up your zits overnight, but over a few weeks or months (and most certainly over the years) you will notice an improvement in the […]
I have been treating patients in my private TCM practice since 1999. I have seen thousands of patients. I know most people want fast results from their treatments, regardless of what ails them. As the practitioner, I, too, want to get my patients feeling better as soon as humanly possible. As soon as HUMANLY possible. […]
I treat many cases of acne in my private TCM practice and there are 2 important things I have learned that patients must do to achieve excellent results: 1. Be patient, there are no quick fixes. 2. Address internal imbalances as well as external symptoms. Tthose who worked to improve the internal imbalances in their bodies achieved faster results, better results, and had fewer breakouts even when they became a bit lax in their daily skin care routine.
Rashes near the mouth or on the face can be caused by various conditions. Sometimes they are the result of a condition called perioral dermatitis. Differentiation of mouth/face rashes is important because the treatments for allergic contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, or eczema can make perioral dermatitis worse.
One of our blog readers introduced me to the following site and I think it is a fabulous resource for the (western) understanding of skin ailments and for suggestions on how to treat/manage them: www.DermNet NZ.org This website is managed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated and I am impressed with how thorough and […]
As we have discussed in earlier posts, rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the face. Any kind of heat will make the symptoms worse, so when trying to manage your rosacea, it will be vital to avoid all external and internal sources of heat. The following is a list of things to avoid […]
In a previous post we described the different TCM patterns associated with rosacea. This post covers how we treat those patterns with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Since rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition, Heat is the most predominant pathogenic factor involved in this skin disease. Acupuncture and herbs are effective at clearing this pathogenic […]
If you have read any of my posts, you know that I always stress the fact that most chronic skin conditions must be healed from the inside out. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, I use the tools of my trade (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) to improve the overall health of the body as the […]
The big red bulbous nose of W.C. Fields is the extreme example of rosacea and certainly not how this condition appears in most people. I mention this for 2 reasons: 1.) If you have rosacea don’t freak out that this is going to happen to your nose (you can get this condition under control long […]