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Chinese Medicine Dermatology: I Will Never Stop Learning For You

Chinese Medicine Dermatology: I Will Never Stop Learning For You

If you have followed me on social media at all through recent years, you already know my dedication to my patients and to Chinese Medicine Dermatology.  I strive to be the best practitioner of Chinese Medicine I can possibly be.  I want to offer the best diagnostic and treatment skills to my patients.  When I […]

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Getting Started in Chinese Medicine Dermatology

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 […]

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Facial Acupuncture Is Safe and Effective for Bell’s Palsy

Facial Acupuncture Is Safe and Effective for Bell’s Palsy

Guest post written by Terry Fox, Licensed Acupuncturist at Zi Zai Dermatology. I was so frightened. I remember looking in the mirror and putting up a hand to feel the right side of my face. It felt odd – not quite numb, but not quite normal either. I couldn’t blink or close my right eye. […]

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What Having Full Body Hives Felt Like and How I Treated It

What Having Full Body Hives Felt Like and How I Treated It

For those of you who know me or have read my story on why I started this company, you know I really f****ing hate to itch…it drives me mad…temporarily insane, really.  I have very sensitive skin and I have a history of developing urticaria (hives) very easily when my leg or ankle brushes up against […]

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China Trip Part 3: In and Around Nanjing

China Trip Part 3: In and Around Nanjing

I hope you enjoyed my 2 previous posts about my September trip to Nanjing, China.  If you missed them, Part 1 explores behind the scenes in the teaching hospitals of the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.  Part 2 of this 3-part blog series shows you around the new campus of the university and their medicinal […]

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China Trip 2017 Part 2: The Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

China Trip 2017 Part 2: The Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine

In September I had the fortune of visiting the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NUCM or NUTCM), located in the Jiangsu province of southern China.  NUTCM is the university where I completed an official externship back in 1999, shortly after graduating from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.  At that time, I trained with Dr. […]

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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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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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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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