Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis can be more than just a cosmetic concern. They often cause significant discomfort, impacting the quality of life of those affected. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, finding effective, long-lasting solutions can be challenging. At Calm Dan Diego, under the expert guidance of Jenna Sanborn, our lead acupuncturist and holistic skin expert, we offer an integrative approach to Chinese Medicine for skin conditions.

The TCM Approach to Skin Health

In TCM, the skin is seen as a mirror reflecting the body’s internal health. Therefore, when addressing skin conditions, we consider the entire body’s constitution, not just visible symptoms. Our comprehensive approach includes acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietary therapy, topical herbal creams, Gua Sha, and supplementation.

Eczema Treatment with TCM

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is seen as an inherited disposition to the disease in TCM. It’s a chronic skin condition characterized by itchy, inflamed skin that can cause significant discomfort and distress. Our treatment protocol for eczema involves a combination of acupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, topical herbal creams, and Chinese herbal medicine. These modalities work synergistically to reduce inflammation, regulate the immune system, manage stress, and promote skin healing.

We recommend consistent treatment on a weekly basis for 4 to 12 weeks, followed by individualized reviews to ensure the best results. However, it’s important to note that the length of treatment may vary depending on the severity of the condition and how long it has persisted.

Psoriasis Treatment with TCM

Psoriasis, an autoimmune condition that causes red, scaly patches on the skin, is believed to be caused by excess heat in the body, according to TCM. This excess heat leads to inflammation and dryness, manifesting as psoriasis’s common symptoms. Our treatments for psoriasis focus on improving circulation, nourishing the blood, and reducing inflammation. We use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, supplementation, and dietary therapy to address this condition.

The Calm San Diego Difference

At Calm San Diego, we believe in the power of integrative medicine and the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. Our holistic approach seeks to restore balance to the body, promoting long-lasting relief from skin conditions and overall well-being. Our treatments are tailored to each individual’s unique needs, ensuring personalized care that addresses the root causes of skin symptoms.

Jenna Sanborn is our skincare and dermatology expert at Calm San Diego, trained with Mazin Al-Khafaji, recognized as one of the leading clinicians and teachers in dermatology and Chinese medicine.

Skin conditions can be distressing, but they don’t have to define you. With the integrative approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine offered at Calm San Diego, relief is within reach. By addressing the root causes of these conditions and promoting balance within the body, we aim to alleviate symptoms and support the body’s natural healing processes.

Embark on Your Journey to Healthier Skin

Whether you’re dealing with acne, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions, we invite you to experience the benefits of our holistic approach to skincare at Calm San Diego. Under the guidance of Jenna Sanborn, we are dedicated to providing personalized care that promotes lasting improvement and optimal skin health.

Your journey to healthier, calmer, and more radiant skin begins with a single appointment. Book a session with Jenna Sanborn and our team to start your path to improved skin health and overall well-being. Your skin deserves the best care, and at Calm San Diego, we’re committed to providing just that.

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