Treating Skin Conditions with Chinese Medicine
We all have skin, and it does more than just cover our bodies. It maintains a homeostatic balance of moisture, protection and good and bad bacteria. If there is a disharmony affecting the health of the skin there may be dryness, itching, weeping, pustules, excess oil, etc. Often in Western dermatology problems are treated with topical creams or strong medications that help superficially but often do not treat the root cause. The relief maybe instant and strong, but sometimes these medicines are too strong to be able to be sustained over a long period of time.
A Chinese medicine dermatological diagnosis differs from conventional medicine and its treatment on many levels. We see the health of the skin as a reflection of the internal health of the body. In a consultation we will not only look and observe the skin, but also ask many questions in regards to your overall health and the functioning of your body. We will also take your pulse and look at your tongue. With this information we can develop a thorough understanding of the mechanisms causing the disease and formulate a tailored treatment specifically for your condition.
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Why The Grove
We are a raw herb focused clinic with more than 400 herbs in our onsite dispensary. Our practitioners are chosen due to their herbal expertise and draw upon this extensive knowledge to create effective tailored herbal prescriptions.
Davina Mercuri has practiced dermatology with The Grove for more than 10 years and has studied with renowned UK Chinese herbal dermatologist Mazin Al Khafaji. Jade Ouk first encountered Chinese medicine following a 30 year long struggle with eczema. After experiencing how Chinese herbal medicine helped her she was inspired to become a Chinese medicine practitioner and to draw upon her lived experience to help others. Jade has completed an advanced training certificate with dermatologists from Zhejiang Hospital
Chinese dermatology developed by working with people directly, not by microscopic experimentation in laboratories. It is a dynamic medicine that has evolved over centuries by carefully observing patterns of illnesses and using natural sources of medicine to restore health. The correct use and choice of herbs can help with many various persistent skin diseases. The advantage of Chinese medicine is the subtle use of herbs to achieve results with minimal side effects.
“Healing is not a science, rather it is the intimate art of wooing nature”