Module 2 - Dermatology

Lombard, Chicago: 29th/30th/31th March 2019

San Francisco: 5th/6th/7th April 2019


(i) Revision & Test on Previous Module's Material

A quick & fun test to highlight important elements of the previous modules, and an opportunity to ask question to clarify any areas of confusion.

(ii) Viral Warts*

A very common papilloma virus of the skin and mucus membrane. In addition to common warts, plane warts as well as molescum contagiosum will be discussed.

(ii) Stasis Eczema*

Also known as varicose eczema or gravitational eczema. This common and persistent disease of the elderly affects the lower limbs and arises as a consequence of varicose veins and subsequent venous hypertension.


(i) Lichen Planus*

Viewed by many as an autoimmune disease, it is known as 'Purple Patch Wind'(紫癜風)in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a common pruritic disease of the skin & mucus membranes that typically occurs in adults, affecting both males & females equally. The lecture will include detailed discussion of the common & hypertrophic forms as well as Lichen Planus of the mouth, tongue & genitals

(ii) Rosacea*

Also known as acne-rosacea. It is a frequently seen disorder of those in their 30's & 40's characterized by eruptions of acne like pustules, telangiectasia & erythema across concavities of the face & nose with frequent bouts of flushing.


(i) Pompholyx Eczema*

A common dermatitis of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It is Characterized by persistent & reoccurring blistering itching and desquamation of the skin.

(ii) Herpes Simplex*

Herpes simplex is an acute, reoccurring infection of the skin or mucus membrane, which can affect any part of the body, although most commonly seen on the genitals and lips.

(iii) Herpes Zoster*

Herpes zoster or shingles is a common, cutaneous viral infection affecting people of all ages, and typically characterised by an unilateral, painful, burning sensation involving the skin of a single dermatome. 

* The following will be covered for each disease -

• Overview, its common and uncommon clinical features, differential diagnosis from other skin disease, patho-mechanism & aetiology.

• Traditional Chinese Medicine pattern differentiation with treatment principles, representative formulae (internal & external) and modifications.

• Numerous case examples with many detailed before, during & after pictures to illustrate in great detail common approaches to treatment with both internal and external formulae, how the prescription is modified to take account the changed circumstances as the patient improves, and finally how consolidation is achieved.

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