Getting Started in Chinese Medicine Dermatology

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Contact dermatitis triggered eczema of the face. It responded very well to internal Chinese herbs.

If you follow me here or on social media, you’ll already know that I am very passionate about dermatology and using Chinese Herbal Medicine to treat skin diseases.  If you are a current practitioner of Chinese Medicine or a student who has finished herbal training, I’ve got some good news for you.  I am going to teach beginning this fall!

Dermatology can seem like a confusing world.  How do you tell eczema from psoriasis from seborrheic dermatitis from allergic contact dermatitis?  Red, inflamed lesions can often all look the same to the untrained eye.  And then…how the heck do you treat it if what you see on the skin doesn’t match the constitutional TCM patterns you suspect are present?  Why would you choose one “anti-inflammatory” herb over another?  And how do you write a custom prescription for all this that changes over time as the symptoms change?

I am going to teach you how to get started using Chinese Medicine to treat skin diseases.  I remember how overwhelming it all seemed and I will get you feeling confident in identifying the various skin lesions and what they tell you about the energetic imbalance in the patient.  We will discuss how to determine from which level the inflammation is stemming and how to choose the best herbs to address it.  We will also talk about idea to market your practice since this niche field is in high demand with patients and you can really set yourself apart in your community.

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Pompholyx eczema responds to Chinese Medicine so well. Learn to really help your patients and change their lives.

The 4 diseases we will cover include acne, atopic eczema, rosacea and pompholyx eczema.  These diseases are very commonly seen in general practice and they respond very well to Chinese Herbal Medicine.  I’ll guide you in understanding expected time frame for treatment and how to manage your patients through the treatment process.  You will also be introduce to a few lines of topical herbal products and I will share some resources that will help you continue your learning from this starting point.

This is a 2-day live seminar that will be held at the main campus of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, Oregon on October 20 & 21, 2018.  NCCAOM and CA CEUs will be awarded.  Save your seat today…I cannot wait to have more of us capable of helping patients who suffer these diseases that really limit their quality of life.  You can give these patients their freedom back and I am going to show you how.  See you Portland!

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Chinese Herbal Medicine can change the life of someone who suffers atopic eczema.

Tags: acne, CEUs, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese Medicine Dermatology, eczema, education, natural dermatology, pompholyx, rosacea, teaching

Topics: Acne, Chinese Medicine, Eczema, Herbs for Skin Care, News & Events, Rosacea

Publish Date: May 24, 2018     *Articles may include updates since original publishing.

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Diana Hermann is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her Master Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and trained in China at the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Diana treats patients in her Fort Collins, Colorado clinic and hand crafts herbal skin care products for her company Zi Zai Dermatology. In 2015, she completed the Diploma In Chinese Medicine Dermatology program from Avicenna in London, UK. She completed the program for a second time in 2019 in Chicago.

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  1. Heidi Dunn says:

    Hi Diane, We love you here in Sydney. Cynthia (cynergy) and I both practice dermatology but can’t make it to the US or UK for the weekend courses ! If you run this as a webinar afterwards we’d love to hear it! Cheers…Heidi (

    • You are so sweet! Hello to you both! We are considering possibly doing webinar next year. And I will be introducing more information on our website for practitioners who use our products.

  2. Kee says:

    I saw this article on shingles of the face. I have been vaccinated at 21 for chickenpox having apparently been exposed but not contracting it prior and realize that this is exactly what I’ve been suffering with. I had an IGG and IGM one that barely showed a positive result in one however that was a direct DNA amplification that came back negative of HSV 1 and 2. Please! let me know exactly how I can get help? I live in Minneapolis Minnesota.

  3. Hi Diana! I would love ot learn this from you. I am a naturopathic doctor in Canada, and in my rural area it is difficult to attend live seminars of this quality. If you run this online I hope you’ll let me know!



    • Thanks for your interest. I do plan to get this course available as a webinar…but it would be late 2021 at the soonest. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, because I will post there when it becomes available.

  4. Gina Karlin says:

    Hi Diana, I am a final year TCM student from Sydney Australia and have a special interest in dermatology (as well as a new case of rosacea, thanks to menopause, yep it’s been great). I am not on Facebook or Instagram but would very much like to be part of any webinar you might present. Is it possible to notify by email?
    P.S. Have just ordered your rosacea starter pack and very excited.

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