Dermatology is a recognized specialty in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM texts described the symptoms and treatment of many various skin diseases hundreds of years prior to their recognition in western medicine. Since ailments affecting the skin were referred to by various names over the course of Chinese medical history, we will refer to the skin conditions recognized in TCM by their modern western names below.
Traditional Chinese Dermatology uses various methods to treat skin diseases and their associated symptoms naturally. We use acupuncture, internal (ingested) Chinese herbal formulations, external (topically-applied) herbal preparations, dietary improvements and lifestyle recommendations. We do not use steroids or antibiotics in our natural, holistic treatment of skin conditions.
**We do not diagnose or treat skin cancer. If we suspect a skin lesion may be cancerous (or require treatment by steroids or antibiotics), we will refer you to a local western dermatologist for additional care.
Some of the dermatological conditions treated naturally in our clinic include:
Allergic Contact Dermatitis (incl. poison ivy)
Athlete’s Foot (Tinea)
Atopic Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
Fungal Infections (Tinea)
Herpes Simplex (cold cores, genital herpes)
Pityriasis Versicolor (Tinea Versicolor, yeast infection)
Polymorphic Light Eruption (PMLE)
Pompholyx Eczema (Dishydrotic Eczema)
Psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis)
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)