TCM Dermatology in Tampa, FL
Dr. Josh Hanson at Hanson Complete Wellness is specialized in TCM Dermatology and focuses on the natural treatment of Acne, Eczema, and Psoriasis (and more) using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Western Medical treatment of skin problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis) relies on suppressive drugs like steroids & antibiotics. Short term this can be effective but the biggest side effect is dependency. You usually experience a strong withdrawal where your condition flares up (which can be worse than before). You’re usually told to use this medication for life. The good news is there is another option.
TCM Dermatology has been used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions. Instead of only trying to stop inflammation, our goal is to restore balance to your entire body so it can heal your skin naturally. By restoring balance to your skin from the outside in and the inside out you get long term remission of skin conditions that can last for years
Skin Conditions We Treat Naturally:
- Psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis)
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis (incl. poison ivy)
- Alopecia Areata
- Atopic Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
- Athlete’s Foot (Tinea)
- Fungal Infections (Tinea)
- Herpes Simplex (cold cores, genital herpes)
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Lichen Planus
- Lichen Simplex
- Nummular Eczema
- Pityriasis Versicolor (Tinea Versicolor, yeast infection)
- Polymorphic Light Eruption (PMLE)
- Pompholyx Eczema (Dishydrotic Eczema)
- Pruritis (Itching)
- Ringworm (Tinea)
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
- Stasis Eczema
2. Restore correct function to the skin.
3. Stabilize (Strengthen the underlying weaknesses to reduce imbalances from getting out of control again). To treat dermatological skin conditions Dr. Hanson will first evaluate your lesions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, etc) and write you a custom herbal prescription that will be shipped to your house. We generally will use both an internal custom herbal formula and a topical herbal medicine to treat your skin condition from both the outside and the inside. You will meet with Dr. Hanson (phone/video/in-person) every 3 weeks to re-evaluate your progress. Expect changes to take 3-4 weeks to start noticing results. Long term results for most conditions will need 3 – 12 months to provide lasting resolution and long term stability. If you stop your treatment too early your symptoms will return because your internal environment hasn’t changed enough.
At Each Visit
Your initial visit Dr. Josh will assess what is required to ensure the best possible results for you. For most cases Dr. Josh will recommend a topical herbal product and a customized herbal formula. In some cases that will be a granule herbal formula or vacuum packed formula. Dr. Josh will discuss what will work best for you at the time of your visit.
At each visit, you will get receive:
- Herbal consultation with Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM (board certified herbalist)
- Customized internal herbal prescription (granule or vacuum pack and shipped to your house)
- Topical herbal product recommendation.
- Herbal consultation ($125 first visit, follow up’s $75)
- Customized Granule internal herbal prescription (Cost will vary but around ~$150 per month)
- Customized Granule Vacuum Packed herbal prescription (Cost will vary but around ~$300 per month)
- Topical herbal product (Cost will vary but around ~$35-$50 which can last more than a month depending on use)