In addition to medical and cosmetic acupuncture I specialize in the treatment of skin conditions with holistic, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dermatology.
My approach integrates principles of functional medicine and current research in the pharmacology of herbs and botanical extracts.
Conditions that can be effectively treated with Holistic Dermatology:
Warts (common viral, molloscum contagiousum, plane)
I'm here to help!
If you or someone you know is suffering with a skin condition and would like to discuss treatment options, I encourage you to schedule a free consultation. I will happily share my experience and discuss what you can expect if we work together.
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What can I expect from Holistic TCM Dermatology treatments?
There is an internal, systemic process underlying many common skin conditions. Western dermatological approaches are strong but ineffective or unsafe for many individuals. By finding and treating the root cause, we can clear the skin and improve overall health. Holistic dermatology treatment is safe with minimal or no side effects.
Some conditions can be completely cured with TCM dermatology while others can be managed effectively or brought to remission. It’s helpful if you’ve been diagnosed by a dermatologist, but it’s not always necessary for holistic treatment.
“Betsy has been so great to work with… I have been dealing with eczema for YEARS and she has helped me significantly in just 5 sessions to get a handle on my disease and symptoms! I look forward to more sessions and more success! Thank you, Betsy!”
Read more about Holistic TCM Dermatology
Natural skincare blogs and articles
Holistic Dermatology: Six Tips to Heal Psoriasis
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine provide a holistic, safe, and effective treatment for psoriasis. The following evidence-based recommendations may improve outcomes as part of a treatment plan with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Betsy Gordon Acupuncture in Portland, OR specializes in holistic dermatology, digestive, allergic, and autoimmune conditions. She provides a treatment plan which brings together … Read more
Holistic TCM Dermatology: Chronic Fungal Infections
Most fungal infections of the skin respond well to over-the-counter antifungal creams or simple vinegar soaks, but sometimes they return and we have to treat them again. And again and again. If you experience recurring or chronic fungal infections, that’s frustrating and I’m sorry! You might wonder, why am I so vulnerable to this pest? … Read more
Holistic Dermatology FAQ: Which sunscreen is best for sensitive, inflamed, acne-prone skin?
Looking for SPF that won’t aggravate acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, eczema, rashes, or otherwise sensitive skin?
Holistic TCM Dermatology: Pompholyx (Dishydrotic) Eczema
Pompholyx eczema, or dyshidrotic eczema, is a chronically recurring inflammatory skin condition which can fully resolve with treatment by ..
Acupuncture and Holistic TCM Dermatology: Itch (pruritis)
A systematic review and meta-analysis (1) concluded acupuncture successfully reduces the intensity of itch.