Have a skin condition that you are concerned about? Condition still persists even after treatment by Western medicine? TCM Dermatology may just be the solution for you.

TCM Dermatology

The immune system

The immune system defends the body from skin infections and attacks harmful cells when they appear in the body.

If the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s healthy skin cells, this may cause

  • psoriasis
  • eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • vasculitis
  • vitiligo
  • lichen planus
  • morphea/scleroderma
  • lichen planus
  • dermatomyositis
  • palmoplantar pustulosis
  • pemphigoid
  • pemphigus

if it mistakenly overreacts non-harmful substances, it may cause

  • an allergic reaction
  • urticaria (hive)
  • hay fever
  • asthma
  • contact dermatitis

Symptoms can include:

  • rashes
  • blisters
  • open lesions
  • scaly patches
  • itchiness
  • raised red white or pus-filled bumps
  • rough skin.

The immune system attacks the body’s own tissue or unharmed substance, hence a class of drugs that suppress or weaken the body’s immune system are widely used. Immunosuppressant drugs include:

  • steroids (prednisolone)
  • anti-cancer drug (methotrexate MTX)
  • organ transplants drug (cyclosporine, protopic, elidel)
  • photochemotherapy (UVA, UVB)
  • biological immunosuppressant (infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept, ustekinumab).

Autoimmune skin diseases cannot be cured with these immunosuppressive medicines as they simply weaken human immune system rather than treat the root cause. The human immune system will defend the body from these harmful cytotoxic drugs and skin diseases will relapse and worsen even after the medication is discontinued, adverse effects often occur.

Our treatment

Our specialty autoimmune clinic in the TCM dermatology services is designed to evaluate and treat patients with autoimmune conditions that affect their skin. The medication concept is diametrically opposed to conventional immunosuppressive therapies that employ drugs to suppress the immunity.

Our exclusive range of herbal medicine will help the body to initiate a negative feedback, achieving a homeostatic state, leveraging on a revitalised immune system to treat autoimmune skin disorders in a natural and safe way.

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.

Our TCM dermatologists integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise, putting foremost our patients’ well-being & preferences in order to improve treatment outcomes.