How Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat acute or chronic skin disorders

Huatuo Clinic’s dermatology department provides diverse care and treatment for those seeking relief for their skin and hair concerns or diseases.

Conditions that can be managed with TCM include: 

  • Urticaria/Hives 
  • Itching 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Eczema 
  • Acne 
  • Dermatitis 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a practice that is often overlooked when treating dermatological illnesses. When western medicine is unsuccessful in curing acute or chronic skin or hair conditions, TCM is a practice that can give the patient a less invasive and more holistic approach to alleviate symptoms of itch, pain, scarring, and wound healing, as well as improving aesthetic.

Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Herbal formulas are the typical treatment strategies used towards skin disorders and diseases.

Acupuncture and herbal formulas both act to activate neural and sensory connections in the central nervous system to release chemicals and hormones to initiate the immune system to reduce inflammation so that the body can promote healing and quiet the inflammatory response.

Moxibustion escalates blood circulation to the local site to promote healing by creating a heat that can be felt on the surface of the skin level and can penetrate deeper into the muscle tissue. Moxibustion and herbal formulas are advantageous for wound healing in the sense that when moxa is burned it not only gives off a slow-burning heat but the smoke from the herb itself when absorbed through the skin can be antiviral towards the bacteria in and around the wounds. Herbal formulas work internally to clear the digestive system of bacteria through the circulatory system.

At Huatuo Clinic, our doctors can bring the body back to equilibrium and improve many skin disorders to give you a chance to feel confident in your own skin.


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