This weekend was our first module, and we studied the basic anatomy of our skin, basic Chinese Medicine treatment principles, the most commonly used herbs in dermatology, and then, finally, dived into studying Psoriasis. We learned how to diagnose it from a biomedical standpoint, we dug into the different Chinese medical diagnoses, and finally, we looked at the herbal strategies used to treat the different types of Psoriasis. SOOOO many case studies were presented and we got the opportunity to really dive into the details of treatment!
As you are likely aware, if you've ever come in to see me, Chinese medicine breaks all diseases into different categories based on the specific set of symptoms that a patient may experience, and you treat these categories differently! So, for example, someone with headaches that hurt behind the eyes will be treated differently than someone with headaches that hurt at the top of the head, or at the base of the skull! It makes for an individualized, extremely effective treatment :)
I've had some great luck at treating some skin disorders over the years, but I'm REALLY looking forward to getting much better at it and helping some of you improve your health and your skin! <3
Until next time! <3 Becca