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"CAN CHINESE MEDICINE SAVE YOUR SKIN?
WE ASK THE EXPERTS"
By Chere Di Boscio
After around 5,000 years of practice, there can be little doubt that there’s something to Chinese medicine. Despite what many Western doctors may claim, this traditional medicine has been used to successfully cure everything from colds to cancer for millennia. But what can it do for your skin?
For dermatological conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) works by putting the body back in balance and encourage self-healing. In fact, dermatology is a recognised specialty in TCM, with acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy being the most common methods employed to rid the skin of manifestations of disease. These methods can provide longer-lasting relief than Western solutions, and due to the complexity of plant materials prescribed, they’re more balanced than pharmaceutical creams that are based on isolated active ingredients, and are less likely to cause side effects.