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At Oakland Hills Acupuncture, we take pride in offering Dermatology Services deeply rooted in the wisdom of Chinese Medicine. For over a millennium, Chinese Medicine has diagnosed and treated a myriad of skin conditions with an understanding that surpasses merely addressing the surface symptoms. Diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne have been recognized and treated by Chinese Medicine for hundreds, even thousands, of years.

Why limit yourself to just mitigating the visible signs on your skin? Our clinic’s dedicated expertise lies in Dermatology using Chinese Medicine. We believe in providing our patients with low-risk, highly personalized, and natural herbal treatments, tailored to manage a variety of dermatological conditions.

Our passion for Chinese Medical Dermatology arises from recognizing a scarcity of reliable, low-risk treatment alternatives.

The efficacy of Chinese Medicine in treating skin conditions is remarkable, albeit it requires a modicum of discipline and engagement from the patients. This includes drinking herbal concoctions twice daily and applying herbal ointments when needed.

Our specialized dermatology services can aid in managing a variety of skin conditions:

  • Eczema/Dermatitis, including Atopic Eczema, “Topical Steroid Withdrawal” TSW, Pomphylx Eczema, Nummular Eczema, Stasis Eczema, Seborrheic Dermatitis, and Peri-oral or Peri-orbital dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Lichen Planus
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Impetigo
  • Rosacea
  • Lichen Simplex
  • Herpes Simplex and/or Zoster
  • Vitiligo

Initial Dermatology Consultations are priced at $105, excluding the cost of herbs. Follow-up visits cost $85, plus the cost of herbs.

The treatment process starts with an initial evaluation to examine and photo document most skin lesions. Herbs are selected based on your current condition during this consultation. These herbs, prepared and consumed twice daily, require less than five minutes of your time. Certain conditions may necessitate the use of herbal ointments in addition to orally administered herbs.

Follow-up consultations typically occur every two to three weeks, allowing us to assess progress and adjust your herbal regimen accordingly.

Average treatment costs range between $250 to $400 per month, varying with the specific herbs required for your condition. Chronic conditions usually see improvements within four to six months, though some cases may require a longer or shorter timeframe. These timelines compare favorably to other available treatments.

We invite you to explore the potential of Chinese Medicine Dermatology at Oakland Hills Acupuncture.

You can learn more by reading these case studies of other patient’s experiences here.

In addition, please find this link to an article/interview written by David Heron on TCM Dermatology: here.