Module 3 - Dermatology

Lombard, Chicago: 14th/15th/16th June 2019

San Francisco: 21tst/22nd/23rd June 2019

DAY ONE:

(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) Atopic Eczema* (Part I & II)

This very common allergic disease is the most frequently seen form of eczema in the clinic. Over the past 30 years it has reached epidemic proportions in industrialised nations. When well applied, Chinese medicine can have the most dramatic benefit on this distressing and stubborn disease.

DAY TWO:

(i) Atopic Eczema* (Part III)

 Continuation of previous days lecture.

(ii) Fungal & Yeast Infection of the Skin*

Fungal and yeast pathogens famously manifests differently depending on the location of body that they grow. All common variants will be considered including Tinea of the hands and feet, the body, groin, nails as well as the yeast infection Pityriasis Versicolor.

DAY THREE:

(i) Vitiligo*

A common autoimmune disease affecting 2% of the population, characterised by loss of pigment of the skin, with the subsequent development of white patches of skin. Although a very difficult disease to clear, none the less treatment with Chinese herbs is superior to others methods available.

(ii) Alopecia Areata*

Another  common autoimmune disease, but unlike many autoimmune conditions, there is no permanent destruction of the target cells (hair follicles), which means that regrowth of hair is a distinct possibility when correct treatment is applied.

* 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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