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Chronic Skin Problems – How Zi Zai Dermatology Will Help You

Chronic Skin Problems – How Zi Zai Dermatology Will Help You

Imagine being a waitress with eczema on your hands. Each time you serve a plate of food or a drink to a customer, you worry what they think of the red, scaling skin and fissures on your hands. Consider being a new teacher with adult acne who suffers embarrassment and lack of confidence each time […]

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Studying Chinese Medicine Abroad: London 2015

Studying Chinese Medicine Abroad: London 2015

Last month I had the honor of being interviewed by my wonderful colleague Michelle Grasek for her blog Modern Acupuncture.  Below is the written interview, in its entirety.  Michelle asked the questions and I provided the answers.  Enjoy… ORIGINALLY POSTED by Michelle Grasek on ModernAcu.com on JULY 23, 2015: Welcome to the second installment of […]

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Vegan Herbal Ointment for Itchy Rash

Vegan Herbal Ointment for Itchy Rash

Zi Zai Dermatology’s LittleRedRash™ Ointment is an herbal ointment designed to be a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to itchy skin rashes. Instead of beeswax, it contains a plant-based wax called candelilla wax.  This makes it an excellent option for vegans or for those who are allergic to propolis (which is sometimes found in beeswax). The […]

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Best Soap For Acne Prone Skin Now Available

Best Soap For Acne Prone Skin Now Available

The little things you do for your skin each day can have significant impact over time–positive or negative.  For instance, eating more veggies and less sugar is not going to clear up your zits overnight, but over a few weeks or months (and most certainly over the years) you will notice an improvement in the […]

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2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London

2015 Dermatology Diploma Course in London

This year, I have the privilege to be among the elite class of international health care practitioners studying Traditional Chinese Medicine for Dermatology in London.  This TCM Dermatology Diploma Course is taught by world-renown Chinese Medicine practitioner Mazin Al-Khafaji.  Taking this course has been one of my recent dreams.  I am gushing even as I […]

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Why You Want Our Eczema Ointments To Be Brown

Why You Want Our Eczema Ointments To Be Brown

The lovely thing about Zi Zai Dermatology is that we are a small company and we have total control over how we craft our products.  As a skilled herbalist in Chinese Medicine, I take the formulation of our products very seriously.  I formulate them on paper, make them by hand, then test them for efficacy […]

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Herbal Treatment For Skin Diseases: How Soon Will I See Results?

Herbal Treatment For Skin Diseases:  How Soon Will I See Results?

I have been treating patients in my private TCM practice since 1999. I have seen thousands of patients. I know most people want fast results from their treatments, regardless of what ails them. As the practitioner, I, too, want to get my patients feeling better as soon as humanly possible. As soon as HUMANLY possible. […]

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Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rashes (Cheilitis)

Common Causes of Recurrent Lip Rashes (Cheilitis)

Lip rashes (and rashes around the mouth) can be caused by various factors, such as Herpes Simplex virus or impetigo. But chronic lip inflammation can also be caused by allergens or irritants and sometimes it takes a good deal of detective work to figure out what the underlying trigger is. This post will cover the most common allergens and irritants that cause chronic or recurrent cheilitis and how to avoid them.

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Challenge Obtaining Certain Herbs

Challenge Obtaining Certain Herbs

While most of the Chinese herbs used in our formulations are easily obtainable, there are times when some herbs become scarce. This can be due to many reasons: increased global demand and use, climatic events such as floods and droughts that reduce the crop, or the increased use of pesticides. Zi Zai Dermatology only uses […]

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Status Cosmeticus: Are Your Efforts To Improve Your Complexion Making It Worse?

Status Cosmeticus: Are Your Efforts To Improve Your Complexion Making It Worse?

It is possible to do more harm than good when caring for the delicate skin of the face if you end up using too many skin care products or products that contain particular known irritants. Status cosmeticus is a progressive irritation of the skin in which almost anything applied topically stings, burns, itches and/or causes inflammation. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be very helpful in healing status cosmeticus.

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