27 March

Help for psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. Most often it manifests as round, red scales, sometimes with silvery plaques, and typically occurs on the scalp, extensor surfaces of the elbows and knees, the sacrum, buttocks, and nails. It can be itchy and painful and concerning for cosmetic reasons. What’s going on with […]

20 May

Eczema, Psoriasis & the Gut

Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be traumatic. They affect how we feel physically, commonly causing itching or pain, they can impact how others perceive us and how we decide to dress, and they can make us feel downright ashamed of ourselves. While western biomedicine doesn’t have many treatment options for these diseases, Chinese […]

19 May

Acne Basics

“Acne; a chronic inflammatory skin disorder of the sebaceous glands characterized by comedones and blemishes and is a hereditary trait which is also triggered by hormonal changes.” What does that mean? You may have inherited acne, and adult hormones kick-start the onset. A rough start to being a grown-up! What now? All acne is composed […]

8 May

Reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and puffy eyes through your diet

Beauty may be skin deep, but the quality of your health goes much deeper into the body. In Chinese medicine, the state of your health is reflected in your complexion. Furthermore, the following foods can be incorporated into your diet to combat specific concerns, such as wrinkles, age spots, and under eye circles. Prevent or […]

28 April

Chinese Dietary Therapy for Healthy Skin

Because the skin is a reflection of our internal health, your food choices can make a big impact on the quality of your complexion. Chinese dietary therapy, targeted to your skin type, can be incorporated into your meals to keep your skin looking radiant and fresh. Oily skin dietary recommendations: Mung beans Berries Bitter melon […]

28 February

Acupuncture for Hives (Urticaria)

Hives (urticaria) are swollen, red, bumps, patches or welts on the skin that appear suddenly. Itching is the most common symptom associated with hives, although some people report that hives cause a stinging or burning sensation. Hives can occur anywhere on the body including the hands, face, lips, tongue, throat, or ears. A sign that […]

18 January

Foods for Beautiful Skin

Some people are just naturally blessed with beautiful skin. For those of us who did not inherit perfect skin genes, diet and lifestyle choices make a big difference in skin health. Protection from the sun, avoiding smoking, a nutritious diet, high-quality sleep, and moderate exercise can keep your skin (and your health) at it’s best. […]

4 February

Acupuncture for skin conditions

Acupuncture can be very effective at treating skin conditions. Treatments can provide quick relief for acute symptoms and can provide significant and lasting relief from recurrent or chronic skin conditions. The skin reflects and reacts to imbalances within the body’s internal landscape and the effects of the environment. Internal disharmonies caused by strong emotions, diet, […]