Is your skin determining what you wear, what you do or how you feel? Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, acne and dry skin are incredibly common. The discomfort that goes with them can have a large impact on how we live and how we feel about ourselves. Many people spend a lot of time and money on creams and medicines that are partially effective and are limited to treating the symptoms – instead of the underlying condition.
Skin conditions don’t start and stop with the skin! They are a reflection of our internal health.
There is another solution to problem skin that addresses your internal health. But it cannot be found in your local pharmacy! Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture have been effectively reducing skin problems for thousands of years.
TCM answers the oh so important question “Why is this happening to my body!?” or “Why won’t this go away!?” From a TCM perspective, the most common cause of skin problems arise from Heat and Dampness, the Yin and Yang pathology. Yes! Internal heat and dampness often combine together to create many common skin problems like eczema or acne.
If you have a stubborn skin condition that won’t resolve you may want to consider a Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment and acupuncture. A proper TCM assessment, acupuncture and herbal medicine protocol can quickly resolve dampness and release excess heat. This means the redness will go away, the itching will stop, and most importantly you will have a better understanding of the underlying cause so your skin condition will be less likely to return.
Matthew has over 10 years of experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. As well as practicing at the Health Center of Milton, he currently provides palliative care at Dorothy Ley Hospice, as an instructor at the Toronto School Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been a teacher and therapist for students with learning disabilities for 6 years.
In addition to his acupuncture practice Matthew has pursued martial arts since childhood and has a deep knowledge of body movements, body system interactions, breathing exercises and philosophies that affect how the body performs, suffers from stress and heals itself.
Matthew has developed a successful and integrated approach to treating injuries and diseases by stimulating the body’s natural healing responses. He believes strongly in approaching the body with the minimal amount of intervention for the most results. His unique background allows for the treatment of the whole body and root causes of imbalances that lead to injury, not just the symptoms.