Joseph Alban has worked to bring the best possible Chinese Medicine therapies for the skin to his New York City Chinese medicine practice. During his postgraduate studies, he trained in a traditional Chinese medicine hospital with a distinguished dermatology department in Hunan, China. Since then, he has completed extensive training with Mazin Al Khafaji, one of the world’s most renown experts in Chinese medicine dermatology, and received the Avicenna Diploma in Chinese Medicine Dermatology.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been treating skin conditions for over 3000 years and is a natural and effective treatment for many skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, perioral dermatitis, and others.
Chinese medicine works to bring balance to the natural function of the body. Once balance is achieved, the body can heal itself. The power of Chinese medicine therapy for skin conditions lies in assessing each individual’s symptoms to determine the imbalance that lies at the root of the condition. The herbal therapy is tailored specifically to correct the imbalance. For example, if heat is the predominate imbalance then cooling herbs which reduce heat would be used. But if dampness is the predominant imbalance, herbs which dry the damp would be chosen.