About Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine For Dermatology
Skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne affect nearly 20% of Americans. Most medical doctors have one standard treatment providing temporary relief for these dermatological conditions. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, address the patient as a whole and treat the root causes instead of only symptoms. Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac., Herbalist custom tailors treatment for each patient and changes the treatment as needed as the skin heals. As an adjunct faculty member, she has taught Chinese medical diagnosis and treatment of dermatology at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC.
How Long Does Treatment Take To Work?
You are itchy, uncomfortable and stressed. You don’t like how your skin looks. I understand that you want fast relief.
Patients commonly experience significant relief from itching and discomfort within two weeks and it just keeps getting better after that.
The full course of treatment takes six months but some tougher cases take longer to heal.
During the first three months you and I will focus on stopping the uncomfortable symptoms, clearing the skin of problems such as itching, pain, redness, dryness, heat, oozing, plaques, bumps, and dry, cracked skin.
During the second three months we focus on repairing and nourishing the skin and harmonizing the root cause of energetic disharmony to prevent flare-ups. In my experience, when patients skip out on this second phase of treatment, the likelihood of the skin disorder reappearing is very high.
Chinese medicine treats the root cause of disharmony in the body. My treatment protocol method can usually completely clear skin problems within six months and they rarely reappear.
“Almost two years ago I scheduled an appointment to see Juliette Aiyana because I had very low energy and wanted to get an herbal formula to help. Once I sat down with Juliette, she looked at me and asked what was going on with my skin. I told her that I was diagnosed the year prior with psoriasis.
What started out as minor irritations on my elbows and knees was slowly spreading and now affecting my legs and feet also. My skin was constantly uncomfortable, many times scratching until I bled. As the condition was progressing it was becoming more visible too, making me self conscious.
My dermatologist prescribed a spray to treat the irritation, but it really didn’t help much to soothe the irritation and did nothing to stop the condition from spreading. Juliette said she could help. I received my custom blended Chinese herbal formula a few days after I met with her.
My psoriasis completely cleared up within a few weeks of taking the herbal formula.
I am so happy! I really thought I was going to be suffering with psoriasis for the rest of my life, now I have no symptoms at all because I stayed on course with the herbs for several months.
And my energy level is much better too!” -Female Patient and mother of two children
“I had never had acupuncture before, but when my skin disease Pityriasis rosea lasted longer than 8 weeks, I decided to give Juliette Aiyana, L.Ac., Herbalist a try.
I went in with red, itchy, swollen skin patches all over my body, and left three weeks later with my skin looking almost back to perfect.
As a 22 year old female, in the summer time, this skin virus was a real downer and Juliette helped me gain my skin, and confidence back.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine works, and I will definitely be back“. – Jessica