Healing the skin inside and out
The Dao Health has partnered with like-minded skincare studios to offer a shared care opportunity, which has been established as a unique patient-tailored program called Integrative Skin Care.
The development of this collaboration was inspired by a mutual desire to treat and heal skin on the inside and out.
“As practitioners, we have an understanding that skin requires internal and external consideration, and this is where Integrative Skin Care was born,” The Dao Health Founder and Principal Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist Elizabeth Cullen said.
The collaboration generates an authentic program that is tailored for the individual patient.
“From experience we have found collective care to be an effective form of treatment, by treating the internal causing factors of problematic skin whilst also calming and managing the current skin conditions and scarring,” Elizabeth said.
Traditional Chinese Medicine values optimal health as having balance within the environment of the body. The skin represents the largest organ of the body and internal imbalances can result in varied skin conditions like hormonal breakouts and acne, thus the need to consider the constitution of the body as a whole is imperative for the wellbeing of patient’s skin.
“Like every part of our body, the skin needs adequate circulation and moisture,” Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and Acupuncturist Georgia Fong said.
In the initial consultation, the Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner will consider the patient’s skin and body as a whole; beginning with internal factors including medical history and pathology, facial mapping, menstrual cycle, oral contraception pill (current or previous use), sleep cycle, psychological demands and dietary fuels, as well as external factors including skin products and the working environment.
“From there, the patient will be prescribed Chinese Dietary therapy and Chinese Herbal medicine supplementation if necessary, to support healing of the skin, prevent breakouts, and reduce the frequency and intensity of hormonal acne and problematic skin,” Georgia said.
This service will greatly compliment facial treatments and infrared sauna sessions.