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China Trip 2017 Part 1: Inside the Teaching Hospitals in Nanjing

China Trip 2017 Part 1: Inside the Teaching Hospitals in Nanjing

In September I journeyed to Nanjing, China to visit the Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (NUTCM), located in the Jiangsu province of southern China.  Actually, to be more accurate, I went there to scope out these fast-growing new beauty health clubs (I thought they’d be more about dermatology/skincare but they were not at all […]

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Decreased Availability of Chinese Herbs in the US

Decreased Availability of Chinese Herbs in the US

Here at Zi Zai Dermatology, we source our Chinese herbs from various US vendors who do the direct importing of the herbs from reputable growers in China.  It has been increasingly challenging to obtain some of these herbs lately and the cost of many Chinese herbs has gone up quite a bit due to decreased […]

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Why Am I Suddenly Allergic to Products I Never Reacted to Before?

Why Am I Suddenly Allergic to Products I Never Reacted to Before?

You’ve used the same lip balm forever, and you never had a reaction to it before.  But all of a sudden (it seems), you have itchy lips or a bit of a red rash around your mouth or even a few small, itchy bumps.  If you really think about it, maybe you recall this happening […]

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Facial Gua Sha

Facial Gua Sha

What Is Gua Sha? Gua sha (including facial gua sha) is one of several non-needle techniques we use as treatment in Chinese Medicine.  It is an ancient technique and its simplicity allowed it to be used in the clinic as well as in homes in Asian communities.  “Gua sha” literally translates as “scraping sand” but […]

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Cosmetic Acupuncturist Joins the Zi Zai Team

Cosmetic Acupuncturist Joins the Zi Zai Team

Zi Zai Dermatology enthusiastically welcomes our newest clinic team member:  Terry Fox.  Terry is a licensed acupuncturist and his specialty is cosmetic facial acupuncture.  It is Terry’s intention to be THE preeminent practitioner in northern Colorado for facial acupuncture treatments.  And we are thrilled he will be seeing clients exclusively at Zi Zai Dermatology’s Fort […]

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Zi Zai Dermatology’s Brand New Clinic

Zi Zai Dermatology’s Brand New Clinic

After several months of hammering out a lease plus 3 more months of renovations, Zi Zai Dermatology is finally settled in our new location.  The new space has room enough for a relaxing patient clinic as well as a shoppe for customers to sample our natural skin care products. We moved into a retail space […]

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Renovations Have Begun at the New Zi Zai Clinic!

Renovations Have Begun at the New Zi Zai Clinic!

We are so dang excited to announce that renovations have begun at our new clinic! I had been searching for the last 5 years for just the right location for us. I found it late last winter…and it took until August to inspect it properly and negotiate the lease. But demolition took place last week […]

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New Coconut Oil Product for Eczema!

New Coconut Oil Product for Eczema!

Our EczeHerbal 2 Ointment is our most popular eczema ointment…and we just formulated a new companion product that is even easier to apply to larger areas of skin affected by eczema.  Our EczeHerbal 2 Coconut Oil has the same herbs found in our regular EczeHerbal 2 Ointment, but this time we have infused them into […]

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Important Update About our Herbal Ointments – June 2016

Important Update About our Herbal Ointments – June 2016

Zi Zai Dermatology first began producing herbal ointments using Chinese herbs in 2008.  Over the years our product formulations (recipes) have evolved thanks to clinical results in our patient clinic, feedback from customers across the world, and the continued training and clinical experience of our herbalist (Diana Hermann).  Our crafting process has likewise been transformed […]

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2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London: The Conclusion

2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London: The Conclusion

Why am I always so stunned at how quickly time seems to pass?  It is April 2016 as I type this, and I cannot believe that it has been over a year since the Dermatology in Chinese Medicine Diploma Course commenced in London.  I have since traveled to London from Colorado 5 times.  I have […]

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