TCM Dermatology

Internal Chinese herbal medicine for resolving acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and other chronic skin disorders


TCM Dermatology Custom Treatment

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dermatology works by using Chinese herbal medicine to restore the normal, healthy function of the skin organ along with other internal systems affecting skin function. Common skin issues we treat include: acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, peri-oral dermatitis, and more.

Healing for most skin disorders requires on average 4-6 months to complete. For some disorders and more complex cases it can take up to one year. Our goal is to help your skin clear and remain stable long after herbal therapy is complete.

Our program requires monthly visits with your practitioner where your skin condition and health history will be evaluated in depth. Precise, customized herbal formulas will be designed and prescribed for you based on this information, combined with a physical examination of your skin.

Herbal formulas are cooked fresh by our partner herbal dispensary into a liquid drink form that must be consumed twice per day for the duration of your treatment. Though each dose of formula is just less than 1/2 cup, please note the taste is considered unpleasant. But, it is also considered doable by virtually all of our patients.

Average costs associated with this treatment include your monthly visit, plus $260-$300 per month for fresh-cooked herbs conveniently sealed into single dose packets. Optional costs include topical skincare products which can range from $60-$250 per month depending on skin issue and severity.

Please note: this treatment cannot be booked online. Currently we don’t have a program for distance treatment outside the NYC area, but you may be able to find a practitioner where you live. Please email us to request an appointment, or to receive more information.


  • $250 60min

Acupuncture for Clear Skin

This treatment is a full hour of specialized Chinese medical techniques applied to your skin condition, and is best for patients simultaneously undergoing our TCM DERMATOLOGY TREATMENT (above).

Acupuncture, facial cupping and gua sha techniques designed specifically for dispersing and clearing the congestion of acne, rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions are used to help your skin clear more rapidly while you undergo your herbal medicine process.

If you have mild or occasional skin issues like acne or rosacea, we recommend our Clear Skin Facials which combine Chinese medical techniques with classic facial components like deep cleansing, exfoliation and masking.

This appointment cannot be booked online, please email for appointment or more information.


  • $245 60min (with owner only)