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 […]
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.
I treat many cases of acne in my private TCM practice and there are 2 important things I have learned that patients must do to achieve excellent results: 1. Be patient, there are no quick fixes. 2. Address internal imbalances as well as external symptoms. Tthose who worked to improve the internal imbalances in their bodies achieved faster results, better results, and had fewer breakouts even when they became a bit lax in their daily skin care routine.
TCM has known for a very long time that acupuncture and Chinese herbs (both internal and external) can clear acne quite successfully. But it is nice to have science back this up. Even better, they found that “The researchers discovered that when acupuncture is added to a therapeutic regime, it synergistically enhances the medicinal benefits […]
The online shop The Eczema Company now sells Zi Zai Dermatology’s EczeHerbal™ line of ointments. Check out their website and and their blog for lots of information about dealing with eczema, allergies and asthma, as well as for products galore that are useful for people with sensitive skin (clothing, bath products, gifts, books and more).
One of my favorite dermatology textbooks is Clinical Dermatology by Thomas B. Habif. It includes excellent photographic examples of dermatological conditions and their various presentations. The images are compiled from three main sources: Alan N. Binnick, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School, and Lawrence B. Meyerson, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology […]
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has officially added Zi Zai Dermatology to their list of “Cruelty-Free” businesses. This means that Zi Zai does not test our products on animals and we do not purchase raw ingredients from any company that tests on animals. We are proud to be included on this honorable list […]
I have been so busy making skin care products and taking care of my patients that I have had very little time to write more blog posts. So until I make the time to supply you with more useful skin care info from the TCM perspective, here is a list of other blogs that you […]
Zi Zai Dermatology will have a table set up at this year’s annual Maker’s Market at New Belgium Brewing here in Fort Collins. We will have special event pricing on all our skin care products, so don’t miss out if you live in the area. We will be accepting credit cards, but the other vendors […]
Rashes near the mouth or on the face can be caused by various conditions. Sometimes they are the result of a condition called perioral dermatitis. Differentiation of mouth/face rashes is important because the treatments for allergic contact dermatitis, acne, rosacea, or eczema can make perioral dermatitis worse.