Our skin plays a very important role in our lives. It does everything from protecting against harmful factors, removal of waste and toxins from the body and it can influence the way we feel. With our busy lives comes many factors that distract us from maintaining our skin properly, such as stress, our eating habits, the amount of sleep we get, water consumption, exercise and toxins in the environment. Overtime the longer we neglect our skin, many skin problems can begin to occur.
EXAMPLES OF THE TYPES OF SKIN PROBLEMS:
- Dry and itchy skin.
- Skin conditions such as Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis or Acne.
- Dull and tired looking skin.
- Excessive sweating and swelling.
- Sudden rashes that appear and may contain pus or blood.
- Rashes that are caused by allergic reactions.
- Sagging and loss of elasticity of the skin.
SO HOW CAN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELP YOU?
It all starts with the consultation. You’ll be asked a series of questions in relation to your health in order for the most suitable treatment protocol to be developed and the examination of the skin is vital in making the correct diagnosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system which includes a range of treatments such as Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Depending on your condition, treatment may include Acupuncture, suction Cupping and you will be prescribed with a customised herbal formula to take during the week to further help with your symptoms. You may also be given an ointment to apply onto your skin to alleviate you the dryness and itching sensations.
If you start to take steps and action towards looking after your skin, you will soon see the positive improvements to which will ultimately make you feel good on the inside and out!
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.