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Zi Zai Dermatology’s Brand New Clinic

Zi Zai Dermatology’s Brand New Clinic

After several months of hammering out a lease plus 3 more months of renovations, Zi Zai Dermatology is finally settled in our new location.  The new space has room enough for a relaxing patient clinic as well as a shoppe for customers to sample our natural skin care products. We moved into a retail space […]

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2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London

2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London

This year, I have the privilege to be among the elite class of international health care practitioners studying Traditional Chinese Medicine for Dermatology in London.  This TCM Dermatology Diploma Course is taught by world-renown Chinese Medicine practitioner Mazin Al-Khafaji.  Taking this course has been one of my recent dreams.  I am gushing even as I […]

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A Collection of Dermatology Photos

A Collection of Dermatology Photos

One of my favorite dermatology textbooks is Clinical Dermatology by Thomas B. Habif.  It includes excellent photographic examples of dermatological conditions and their various presentations.  The images are compiled from three main sources: Alan N. Binnick, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School, and Lawrence B. Meyerson, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology […]

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Save Tigers Now

Save Tigers Now

Zi Zai Dermatology donates every month to the World Wildlife Fund’s campaign to Save Tigers Now.  While tigers are also losing their homes to deforestation, the sad truth is that most tigers are poached in the name of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or folk remedies.  Historically, tiger bone (He Gu) had been used in TCM […]

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Fire Near The Fort

Fire Near The Fort

Zi Zai Dermatology is based in Fort Collins, Colorado and we love the area where we live and work.  Right now our region is experiencing one of the worst wildfires in Colorado history.  Friends and family who live in the once-beautiful canyons just west of town have lost their homes and their land (but thankfully […]

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We Moved!

We Moved!

Sorry I haven’t written a blog post recently but we were quite busy moving our offices.  We moved just 2 blocks from our previous location, so not much has changed.  And as soon as everything (including all our wonderful herbs) are organized again, I can devote more time to blogging and sharing useful info about […]

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Is Jalapeno Sauce Not Green Enough?

Is Jalapeno Sauce Not Green Enough?

Why do we need to eat meat that has artificial red color injected into it?  Do we really want the fake smell of chemical air-fresheners in the air we breathe?  Is real chocolate so boring that we need to add artificial flavoring to our ice cream? Our consumer world is so full of artificial color, […]

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How Free Are You?

How Free Are You?

When you think about about your life (your daily existence or the bigger picture), how free do you feel? Do you feel light and mobile and full of energy?  Ready to explore and experience and learn?  Comfortable in your skin, free of pain (physical, emotional, spiritual)? Or do you feel heavy, weighed-down, overburdened?  Restricted, limited, […]

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The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts…Except When It Isn’t

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts…Except When It Isn’t

The main point of my previous post was all about how Chinese Medicine is based on viewing people, health, and life in their entirety.  I went so far as to title the piece “The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts.”  For the most part, this is true…except when it isn’t.  Case in […]

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The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Chinese Medicine embraces the wholeness of living things – the people we treat, the plants we use as medicine, the environment in which we live and life in general .  It isn’t that we ignore little details; we consider them pieces of the bigger picture, smaller parts of the whole. Herbal formula in the grinder When formulating the […]

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Entrepreneurs Need Heros, Too.

Entrepreneurs Need Heros, Too.

I am an herbalist (and acupuncturist) first. But I am also an entrepreneur. It is not easy to start or run a business all by yourself. Most of the time it requires a little support from others (sometimes a LOT of support from others!). When it comes to staying motivated and keeping the drive to move […]

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Welcome to the blog for Zi Zai Dermatology!  Chinese herbs have been used for thousands of years – those I understand.  But blogging is brand new to me – this is my first post.  Hang in there with me while I figure this all out.  My plan is to give you cool info about skin care and about […]

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