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T2 Liu General Derm

T2, Liu, General Dermatology, Bastyr

Define TCM Dermatology: In the view of TCM dermatology, something must happen in the interior of the body if there is something appearing on the exterior of the body. Skin conditions come from internal disorders. 
What organs are involved in TCM Dermatology:? LU, LI, ST & SP, HT, LV
Describe the LU in TCM Dermatology: related to skin and pores 
Describe the LI in TCM Dermatology: :major meridian to eliminate toxins, bowel movement is a major route of toxin elimination.
Describe the ST, SP in TCM Dermatology: if have digestive dysfunctions, toxins accumulate in the GI tract
Describe the HT in TCM Dermatology: related to blood heat and chronic conditions 
Describe the LV in TCM Dermatology: related to emotions, LV qi stagnation and cannot transform toxins 
What are Acute external pathogens for Dermatology? Wind heat Damp heat Blood heat (toxin 
Describe Wind heat in TCM Dermatology: Acute. ex. environmental allergy – urticaria 
Describe Damp heat in TCM Dermatology: Acute. ex. food allergy, fungal infection 
Describe Blood heat (toxin) in TCM Dermatology: Acute. ex. consumption of alcohol and spicy hot foods, can be genetic 
Describe Chronic stage TCM Dermatology pathogens: Dry (wind dry) Fluid deficiency Blood deficiency Yin deficiency
Describe Dry (wind dry) in TCM Dermatology: Chronic, wind-dry is dry and itchy
Describe Fluid deficiency in TCM Dermatology: Chronic, no heat symptoms, just dryness 
Describe Blood deficiency in TCM Dermatology: Chronic, lack of nourishment, dry and flaky skin, poor memory
Describe Yin deficiency in TCM Dermatology: Chronic, have deficiency heat symptoms  
Redness indicates: heat 
Swelling indicates: damp 
Itchiness indicates: wind 
Describe Flakey skin? In chronic stage, often have flaky skin because of lack of nourishment – need to nourish blood & yin
TCM Dermatology Treatment: Topically treated with acupuncture plus herbs (wash, plaster, powder, …) as well as internally treated with acupuncture and herbs 
Does TCM Treat the inside or the outside of the body for Dermatology conditions? TCM treats skin disorders from both inside and outside of the body – TCM’s advantage and characteristics
Created by: bastyr41