Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is the most common auto-immune disease in the US, affecting the whole person – not just the skin. Our unique approach combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese herbalism with current research on the pharmaceutical benefits of modern botanical extracts and exotic oils. This way, we integrate “the best of both worlds” to achieve the most effective holistic treatments available. Internal herbs lay the basic foundation of healing from within, while topical treatment adds to the efficacy and expedites healing.

Leaf-2aWhat’s Unique About *My* Psoriasis?

In holistic dermatology, everyone’s case of psoriasis is unique. Chinese herbal treatment focuses on the underlying “patterns of disharmony” associated with each individual’s psoriasis.. How can we tell what patterns you have? Read more…

Leaf-2bHolistic Dermatology in Action

Taking a look at a couple of patient stories ~Bob came in to our clinic at the age of 63 – after suffering with mild to moderate psoriasis throughout his entire life. At age 58, it began to get much worse. He described himself as a “moderate” drinker, yet when asked about how many drinks he had a week, he responded, “I’d say around 30 to 35.” Read more…

Leaf-2cWhy go holistic?

Holistic treatment for psoriasis can be highly effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…

Leaf-2fWhen will I be better?

Mild cases generally clear with 3 to 6 weeks of treatment. For moderate to severe cases, 3-4 months may be necessary (and up to 6 months or more in very severe cases). Most people notice improvement in their skin within the first 3 to 4 weeks of taking herbs. Read more…

Leaf-2eDoes herbal medicine really work?

Psoriasis is a long-term, auto-immune condition that is often described as “incurable.” That said, herbal medicine is one of the most powerful modalities to treat this stubborn condition and clear the skin. The majority of our patients show dramatic improvement with lesions completely resolving. Read more…

Leaf-2gWhat about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture benefits the stress that is often a factor in flare-ups of psoriasis. Many patients find it to be helpful for psoriatic arthritis. Read more…