Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Dermatology is one of the oldest medical specialties in the world, dating back to 300-200 BCE. Over thousands of years, we have developed an incredibly refined system of diagnosing skin diseases, understanding disease processes, and administering treatment to restore the body and the skin back to a state of harmony.
We recognize that skin diseases are often the result of internal imbalances. As such, internal herbal medicine is the primary treatment method. This is often supplemented by topical herbal medicine, acupuncture, and LED light therapy.
Many skin conditions respond very well to Chinese medicine.
These are some of the most commonly treated:
Guttate and Plaque Psoriasis
"Just wanted to check in and let you know that J****'s neck looks amazing with no hint that there was ever a skin issue! Our previous dermatology experience to treat the eczema on my son's neck and chest had left us hopeless and frustrated. Dr. Lisabeth was amazing- professional, knowledgeable and caring. I am not sure he would have tried or even completed treatment had it not been for her patience and reassurance. Thank you for such positive experience!"
Dr. Lisabeth Detwiler received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM. She is a nationally board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a New Mexico state licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lisa is a specialist in cosmetic facial acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) dermatology. Her experience observing in the busy dermatology department during her externship in Harbin, China, spurred her passion to treat skin conditions with Chinese medicine. She has attended many seminars in the clinical practice of TCM dermatology, and is certified in cosmetic facial acupuncture. She has completed the prestigious postgraduate TCM dermatology diploma course taught by Mazin Al-Khafaji (one of the world's leading experts in the field of TCM dermatology), and was the first practitioner in New Mexico to become a member of the International Association of Chinese Medicine Dermatology.
If you are a healthcare provider who has questions about referring a patient or working integratively, please email Dr. Lisa.