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TCM Dermatology


  In general, western treatments for many dermatological conditions are limited, however powerful. There are many diseases that are barely treatable at all, or have a very difficult prognosis. Fortunately there are a lot of Chinese medicine folk and external remedies for the same or similar dermatological problems that were identified a long time ago in China.  Not every condition is easily treated, but many are.











    The reason why Chinese Medicine is able to be effective when Biomedicine is not is that TCM does not use suppression only, but also employs supplementation and expelling/draining or “clearing” methods.  In general, corticosteroids rely heavily on the patient’s body’s system and are suppressing. Anti-fungals, too, to a degree are suppressive.


    But sometimes a patient is actually experiencing their dermatological condition due to a dietary excess (poor diet) or deficiency (poor nutrition). The body in one patient may respond to these things with an internal condition, but in some body types, it will respond with outward signs like acne, eczema/dermatitis, psoriasis, or difficult to treat fungi.  


    The Chinese Medicine way to treat this is a combination treatment of internal “clearing” (of bacterial heat, deficiency heat, or toxic heat), along with topical applications of herbs that range from soothing/softening to anti-parasitic and/or toxic.  When we say toxic this means some are not meant to be ingested** and some could be simply somewhat toxic.  These herbs are very effective at killing excess patterns like fungi or bacteria or parasites that cling to hair or burrow into the skin.


    We do not discourage the use of dermatologist’s prescriptions rather encourage patients to use a mixture of internal and external herbs (folk remedies) and creams, antibiotics, anti-fungals, and steroids (whatever the prescription may be), to achieve the best synergistic effect. For patients and doctors concerned with drug-herb interactions, we should remind them that we cross-reference every patient medicine with herbal formulas prior to prescriptions and work  earnestly with medical doctors to achieve maximal therapeutic effect.

Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Herpes, Wart, Corn, Rash,  Skin Allergies, Sunburn, Brown Spots , Skin Itch / Pruritus (Old age, Insect, allergy, etc.), Hives/ Urticaria, Localized Scleroderma (with infection), Fungal Disease: Tinea, Candidiasis, Impetigo, Folliculitis / Furuncle / Furunculosis, Lichen Planus / Lichen Rubra Planus, Keratosis, Lupus

Hyperhidrosis, Hypo-Pigmentation, Hyper-Pigmentation, Vitiligo, Hair Loss, Skin Infection and Inflammation, Skin Care / Well Care, Acne Scars, Moles, Black Head, White Head, Oily Skin, Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Skin rash, Rough Skin, Scars, Sunburn

Cosmetic Acupuncture Clinic

The Mei Miao Cosmetic Acupuncture System utilizes an ancient needling technique that is very superficial.  The needling brings increased Qi and blood flow to the face.  Additionally, the production of collagen and elastin is enhanced.  Since this system is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Mei Miao practitioner also uses point selections on the body to complete the balancing of energy.  This results in an overall rejuvenating effect of body, mind and spirit.  Diet, lifestyle and skin care are also evaluated and addressed. 

Our clinic


Our office is spacious and comfortable. All equipment coming in direct contact with a patient is sanitized and disposable, including acupuncture needles, facial extractors, and micro-dermabrasion tips, for safety, sanitation, and to protect patients from cross contamination.


Some patients notice the herbal fragrance at the clinic which helps to calm the mind. Some say that the essence of herbs might have a positive effect on plants as well as humans as our plants have flourished while being indoors for years. For whichever reason you sense, we try to make your experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine as comfortable and effective as possible in our modern facility.

 On the Emerald Coast there are ingredients in the depths of the sea floor with the kind of hydrating power never experienced before.  Our Phytoceane Facial Treatments utilize this one of a kind natural ingredient to help you look your very best.

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