Chinese Medicine Dermatology
Dermatology is one of the strengths of Chinese medicine. It is able to treat the appearance of the skin and also address the underlying cause of the change in the skin to offer a more permanent solution. When determining treatment for a skin condition, your Chinese medicine doctor seeks to find the nature of the condition from a Chinese medicine perspective while taking into account the conventional diagnosis. We also consider your other health issues, especially your diet and digestion, which give insight into the nature of your body and skin.
Treatment may include internal and topical formulas. For skin conditions, we use custom-made Chinese herbal medicine formulas, either granular or vacuum-packed, for internal ingestion and external topical ointments. Our formulas are 100% natural and contain no pharmaceuticals or steroids. Your Chinese herbal medicine formulas are adjusted as your condition improves.
Our services are holistic and comprehensive, allowing us to address your other health issues in addition to the skin condition. Each treatment plan is individually tailored for each patient because your skin condition's presentation is unique to you. In addition to Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle counseling are used to accomplish your health goals.
For more information regarding the herbs, please see the Chinese Herbal Medicine section under "Visits & Pricing."
For Dermatology conditions, we recommend seeing Dr. Alaric Toy. He has advanced training and is certified by the International TCM Dermatology Association. He is the only doctor to hold this certification in the greater Sacramento Area.
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A tenet of Chinese Medicine is that "your internal health will reflect itself on the face and skin."
Some Conditions We Can Treat
Hives (Acute and Chronic)