Skin is the largest and the most vulnerable organ in the body. This vulnerability paves way for skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. At Si En TCM Medical Clinic, we effectively use TCM to treat skin disorders. Chinese herbal therapy and acupuncture are the most common methods to treat skin conditions and they offer long-lasting relief. Herbal medicine cures internal imbalances and is less likely to cause side-effects. Acupuncture and moxibustion cleanses meridians and collaterals, improves positive energy (qi) and eliminates pathogenic factors.
Eczema is a common skin problem not only in children, but also in adults. People suffering from eczema may develop red bumps or fluid-filled bumps that may turn crusty when scratched. TCM effectively treats eczema by removing dampness from the body and eliminating toxin. Treatment involves acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal treatment.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease, which may cause red, inflamed patches accompanied by itching, pain and a burning sensation. According to the TCM theory, psoriasis is caused by excess of heat that can manifest as blood stasis, blood dryness, damp-heat, or fire and toxic-heat. After understanding the underlying cause of psoriasis, we treat the condition with Chinese Herbal Medicine and/or acupuncture.
Dermatitis is skin inflammation that can be caused by allergy or infection. TCM, when treating Dermatitis, seeks to cure the chemical imbalances in the total body, not just the skin. The treatments can comprise herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary recommendations. We tailor the treatment to suit the needs of each dermatitis sufferer. People with the same condition will not be necessarily prescribed the same herbs or the same treatment program.
Pimples affect everyone, not just teenagers who are undergoing hormonal changes. Pimples appear in areas such as the face, arms, neck, back and the torso. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats pimples with acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise routine and diet suggestions.
Freckles may either appear as a few spots on the face or zillions of spots that extends right from the shoulders to the neck. Freckles appearing on different parts of the body represent malfunction of certain body organs, especially liver and kidney functions; it is a sign of aging and poor blood circulation reflecting excessive toxin accumulation. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats freckles with acupuncture, herbal medicine and food therapy.