1. What type of skin diseases does TANGS CLINICAL TCM treat?

TANGS medication works for autoimmune skin diseases. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the human body, immune system was mistakenly attacking the body’s healthy cells, this cause the degeneration of organs and an inability to fight infection. Autoimmune skin disorders are related primarily to the skin, e.g.

  1. Psoriasis 银屑病 (牛皮癣)
  2. Dermatomyositis 皮肌炎
  3. Scleroderma 硬皮病
  4. Lichen planus 扁平苔藓
  5. Behcet’s syndrome 白塞综合征
  6. Erythema multiforme 多型性红斑
  7. Palmoplantar pustulosis 掌跖脓疱病
  8. Acrodermatitis continua (Hallopeau disease) 连续性肢端皮炎
  9. Discoid lupus erythematosus 盘状红斑狼疮
  10. Pemphigus 天疱疮
  11. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) 湿疹 (异位性皮炎)
  12. Urticaria (angioedema) 荨麻疹 (血管性水肿)
  13. Erythema multiforme 多型性红斑
  14. Erythema annulare centrifugum 离心性环状红斑
  15. Hypersensitive/allergic skin disease 过敏性皮肤病
  16. Chronic prurigo (prurigo simplex) 单纯性痒疹 (慢性痒疹)
  17. Anaphylactoid purpura (Henoch-Schönlein syndrome) 过敏性紫癜
  18. Pigmentary purpuric dermatosis 色素性紫癜性皮炎
  19. Corticosteroid induced dermatitis 激素性皮炎
  20. Hypersensitivity angiitis (cutaneous necrotizing venulitis) 变应性血管炎

Alternative treatments for other diseases 其他疾病

  1. Microalbuminuria caused by early kidney damage in diabetic/hypertensive patients 糖尿病/高血压早期的肾脏损害 (微量蛋白尿)
  2. Atrophic gastritis 萎缩性胃炎
  3. Thromboangiitis Obliterans (Buerger’s disease)  血栓闭塞性血管炎
  4. Arteriosclerosis 动脉硬化
  5. Dermatophytosis 脚气, Tinea cruris 股癣, Tinea corporis 体癣, Onychomycosis (tinea unguium) 甲癣
  6. Acne vulgaris (Comedo) 痤疮 (青春痘)
  7. Scabies 疥疮
  8. Herpes zoster 带状疱疹
  9. Mouth Ulcer 口腔溃疡
  10. Pyogenic wound 化脓性难以愈合伤口
  11. Raynaud’s phenomenon 雷诺氏症
  12. Gout 痛风
  13. Seborrheic dermatitis 脂溢性皮炎
  14. Neurodermatitis (Lichen Simplex Chronicus) 神经性皮炎
  15. Livedo reticularis 网状青斑
  16. Takayasu’s arteritis 多发性大动脉炎(无脉症)
  17. Erythromelalgia 红斑性肢痛病
  18. Amyloidosis 淀粉样变

2. How do we treat skin diseases?

After many years of intense research and clinical trials and studies (conducted by qualified medical doctors and TCM physicians, and together with overseas herbal specialists) we have identified some very useful active plant compounds, and formulated them into unique herbal products under the “TANGS” brand. Our exclusive range of herbal medicine will help the body to achieve homeostasis, leveraging on a revitalised immune system to treat autoimmune skin disorders in a natural and safe way.

3. Tangs Herbal Treatment vs. Conventional Immunosuppressants Drug: What is the difference?

With an autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissue. Immunosuppressant drugs are a class of drugs that suppress or weaken the body’s immune system. This helps reduce the impact of the autoimmune disease on the body.

We take the initiative NOT using conventional or herbal steroids or immunosuppressants to treat non-life-threatening skin diseases! Tangs herbal medication helps the body to balance and revitalize immune system to treat skin disorders in a natural and safe way.

We have been continually presented with a series of cases reporting of disconfirming evidence for the conventional immunosuppressant treatment theories of autoimmune skin diseases, that our treatment results are in direct opposition to the guidelines of the conventional skin disease treatments.

How certain treatment beliefs about conventional treatment we hold – beliefs that seem to us to be obvious, empirical facts – have turned out, in light of numerous disconfirming evidence, to be mistaken philosophical “beliefs”. In a sense, then, we are in a similar situation to that of our predecessors, Aristotle, Newton and Einstein on the 2000, 400 and 100 years ago respectively. Whether our entire way of looking at the world might turn out to be the wrong way of looking at the world? Just as new discoveries forced them to rethink core beliefs they had long taken as obvious facts, so too recent discoveries force us to rethink some of our fundamental beliefs about the sort of medical treatment we inhabit.

4. Does TANGS medication contain any steroids?

TANGS Medicine contains absolutely NO conventional and NO herbal immunosuppressants including steroids (corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, anabolic steroids). Tangs medication concept is diametrically opposed to conventional therapies that employ drugs to suppress the immune system, eg. steroids.

5. Any Side Effects?

TANGS medicine are exclusive compounds of 100% natural herbal ingredients which have no known toxicity and adverse effects, NO chemicals, NO poisonous plants, NO animal products, NO corticosteroids, NO immunosuppressants, NO additives, NO preservatives to ensure the safety of long term oral administration.

6. How do I Know if I am suitable for TANGS treatment?

Please bring your previous/current medicines (topical cream, systemic drugs, health supplements) and medical records (e.g., blood test) if available to make an appointment for consultation.

7. Is it suitable for diabetic patients, high blood pressure sufferers?

Diabetic and/or hypertension patients can take Tangs medicine together with their anti-diabetic and/or anti-hypertension drugs.

During treatment with Tangs, hypertensive patients and/or diabetic patients must check their blood pressure and/or blood glucose level. If the blood pressure and/or blood glucose level become low, please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider that if the dosage of anti-hypertension and/or anti-diabetic drugs must be reduced accordingly, because Tangs medication may synergize certain anti-diabetic and/or anti-hypertension drugs.

8. Is it safe for children?

The treatment is suitable for children (above 1 year old).

9. Is it suitable for pregnant women?

NOT suitable for pregnant women.

10. Any medicines / health supplements / food avoidance during the treatement and after the treatment? 关于治疗禁忌

During the course of Tangs therapy, do NOT use  Corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs (both Herbal and Conventional) and oral contraceptive pills.

11. What is the average treatment duration? 关于治疗时间

The time to recovery is much longer and more unpredictable for patients with a history of immunosuppressant use. This is because the results are greatly influenced by the dosage and strength of the that immunosuppressant was prescribed previously. A retrospective observational study shown that the effectiveness of Tangs was inversely associated to prior immunosuppressants exposure (r = 0.9154): the complete clearance was achieved in 8 months (87.5%, 14 of 16) in non-immunosuppressants subjects; the wavelike evolution of psoriatic lesion appeared in prior immunosuppressants subjects, time required to recover is proportionate to the time immunosuppressants were used. Individual response to our herbal treatment may differ, please call and book an appointment for consultation.

For patients who have previously undergone treatment with immunosuppressants, the frequency and severity of relapses during the treatment process, as well as the length of time required for complete recovery, are positively correlated with the type, dosage, intensity, and duration of both topical and systemic immunosuppressive agents previously used. For example, the more frequently and for a longer duration that topical corticosteroids are used, the larger the area of skin they are applied to, and the more potent they are, the longer the required recovery time, and the more frequent and severe the relapses will be. Additionally, skin affected by more frequent and prolonged use of topical corticosteroids will also recover more slowly. Furthermore, the skin at the site of the rash may become darker after it fades, and continued treatment is necessary until the skin returns to its original white color and smooth texture to achieve complete recovery.

曾经使用过免疫抑制剂的患者需要更长的时间康复。这是因为患者之前所使用的免疫抑制剂的种类、剂量、强度会极大地影响治疗效果和治愈时间。一项回顾性观察研究显示,唐氏中药与免疫抑制剂治疗史呈负相关性(r = 0.9154):在未使用免疫抑制剂的患者中,皮肤病完全消退的时间为8个月(16例中的14例,占87.5%);而在之前使用过免疫抑制剂的患者中,银屑病病灶呈波动式演变,治愈所需时间与使用免疫抑制剂的时间成正比,而且不同的个体对我们的中药治疗反应可能有所不同,敬请致电预约咨询。


12. what is the treatment process and prognosis? 关于治疗过程

Please download and read Tangs Reference Information & Treatment Prognosis Chart. Individual response to our herbal treatment may differ, please browse Skin Image Collection.

The rash exhibits a recurrent pattern during the treatment process, with a gradual increase in size, thickness, dryness, and scaling, and even exudation during the first three to five months of medication. However, as the skin cells gradually shed and renew, the rash improves with thinning, reduced itching, finer scaling, and cessation of exudation. The rash stabilizes for several months and then relapses, but with less severity than the previous episode. After several such recurrent waves, the immune system gradually tends towards a stable state, and continued medication is necessary until the rash completely disappears, and the skin returns to its smooth and normal appearance.


请下载治疗过程图解 Tangs Reference Information & Treatment Prognosis Chart. 不同的个体对我们的中药治疗反应可能有所不同,请参考治疗图片Skin Image Collection.

13. What is the Steroids Withdrawal Syndrome (steroids addiction)? How long does steroid withdrawal last? 关于类固醇戒断综合症(激素成瘾)

Topical steroids mask some diseases, make some disease worse, and create other diseases. Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome include skin diseases rebound, Red Skin Syndrome (RSS), Elephant Wrinkles, Red Sleeve, Headlight Sign, fever, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, fatigue, weakness, malaise, emotional lability, depression, myalgia, arthralgia, headache, abdominal pain, skin peeling, swollen, influenza like symptoms and weight loss. Watch Sterodis Withdrawal Syndrome (steroids addiction) for details.

76.7% of patients with steroid withdrawal syndrome received complete or partial clearance in 3 months, 12.5% in 6 months, 5.5% in 12 months and 5.1% over 12 months respectively after discontinuation use of steroid (A systematic review of corticosteroid withdrawal syndrome).



14. Is it certified by any authority?

Tangs medicine are registered and approved as Chinese Proprietary Medicine CPM by the Health Sciences Authority Singapore and manufactured by GMP factories in Singapore. Tangs medicine has passed the Acute Oral Toxicity Test administrated by the Department of Pharmacology, National University of Singapore under the OECD Test Guideline 420. Tangs medicine is duly in compliance with strigent Screening Test for Heavy Metals and Common Posions which contains no western drug and toxic substances.

15. Why does Tangs herbal powder and capsules turn black when exposed to open air? Why is the color and taste disquieting unevenness to different batch?

TANGS products are 100% pure herbal extraction, NO additives and NO preservatives added during the production and encapsulation, hence the products may be sticky melt and the color may turn black when exposed to open air, especially in hot and humid Singapore. It is safe to consume even the color turns black. Tangs products will be not sticky and turn black when it keep in a cool and dry place.

Herbs vary in acidity, sweetness, bitterness, ratio of active ingredients, the seed variety used, the time of year they are harvested, the soil in which they are grown, and the weather during the growing season. Even though all those variables are tightly controlled, one batch of production can end up slightly different than the other batch.