How Chinese medicine works for psoriasis
Chinese medicine has recognized psoriasis as a disease, and has successfully treated it for more than two thousand years. The treatment is not intended to mask the symptoms, but to create a complete shift in the body’s internal environment, so that it can keep psoriasis under control on its own. The outcomes in the majority of cases include complete clearing of skin and internal symptoms. Unlike conventional medicine, we recognize that inflammation is only one aspect of the disease. Other important aspects include impaired blood flow and malnourishment of the whole body and skin. With herbal medicine we clear the inflammation and restore the proper circulation of blood and nutrients to the skin and organs.
Conventional treatment vs. Chinese medicine treatment
Conventional treatment of psoriasis addresses only the inflammatory aspect of the disease, while with Chinese herbal medicine we treat both the inflammation and the root cause of the disease. Conventional treatment options such as biologics and topical steroids have known side-effects, ranging from skin atrophy to increased risk of infection and cancer. Chinese herbal medicine is safer, and also costs a fraction of the price of treatment with biologics. More importantly, with herbal medicine we can achieve a much deeper level of healing resulting in a lasting recovery and requiring minimal maintenance.
Your treatment plan
The length of treatment with Chinese herbal medicine is 4 to 6 months, with the first noticeable progress after the first 4 weeks of treatment. During the initial one hour long assessment visit, we review your health history, take photos of skin lesions and chart out the treatment plan. The medicine consists of liquid herbal preparations to be taken by mouth, and made specifically for each patient’s unique set of symptoms, as well topical herbal products to support the healing of skin externally in the initial stages of treatment. We require a follow up visit every two weeks for the first two months of treatment, and then once every 4 to 6 weeks.