Getting Started in Chinese Medicine Dermatology
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.
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!
Publish Date: May 24, 2018 *Articles may include updates since original publishing.