Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is essential in all skin treatments. It is used for clearing any physical, digestive or hormonal factors that lead to breakouts, and at later stages, to encourage skin repair and renewal. A herbal formula can contain up to fifteen different herbs blended to obtain the greatest efficacy.
The herbs are prescribed in many forms, the most common being in pill or capsule form, or for more chronic conditions, in the form of soluble granules or as a decoction. These can be taken as a tea, and is most suitable for people with complex problems, as the prescription can be modified according to an individual’s signs and symptoms as they progress with their treatment.
Herbs can be taken even while taking other medication—however, you need to bring a list of what you are taking so that your herbal prescription is appropriate for you.
We do not use animal products in our herbal prescriptions at Kensho.