Eastential dermatology


According to Chinese Medicine, skin problems are viewed as an imbalance of an internal system.  The root cause of any skin problems are often a mixed complexity of internal imbalances and dysfunction of network of systems and organs.  At EASTENTIAL we assess your skin conditions according to the fundamental of Chinese Medicine principles, that is to observe and examine your body as a whole.  All aspects of who you are, is evaluated through questioning, observation and palpation.  This will then assist us to tailor an individualised acupuncture protocol, Chinese herbal medicine formula and ointments where needed, to address your prevailing skin condition.  In addition, we will also provide you with emotional support that is associated with your skin condition, making it a holistic treatment, designed specifically for you.

The range of skin conditions that we treat are:

  • Acne

  • Eczema

  • Rosacea

  • Psoriasis

  • Alopecia

  • Urticaria (Hives)



How many treatments would it take to see improvement to my skin condition?

It ultimately depends on how severe your skin condition is.  Some may require more treatments than others, and some will see remarkable results within a few sessions.  Generally, after 6-7 treatments you will see some signs of your skin condition improving

What does the treatment entail?

A session will involve an in depth consultation, addressing your skin's concerns, followed by an acupuncture session tailored to your skin problem.  As the root cause of any skin condition if often triggered by internal imbalances, Chinese herbal medicine is an important aspect of the treatment. We will formulate a herbal formula to address your prevailing skin condition, and some topical ointments/creams/mask will be prescribed where necessary, to further strengthen and accelerate the healing process.

Does the Chinese herbal medicine and products contain steroids?

All of our powdered Chinese herbal medicine, ointments and creams does not contain steroid.  Majority of the Chinese herbs we use are derived from roots, twigs, leafs and flowers, and occasionally we may use the shells of cicadas (the insect is not used) which are collected after the cicadas had shed them naturally.  The shells of the cicadas have a effective anti-itch property.  For external application, we source natural and neutral based ointments, creams and clay in which Chinese herbs are added to it (products sold here).  However, some skin may be very sensitive and are advised to test patch a discreet area before application.

Will my skin problem return after a successful treatment?

Generally no.  As your internal system balances out and is in harmony, your skin will start to be more stable and symptoms should be cleared.  However, lifestyle, diet and environmental changes may trigger some outbreak.  Hence, we recommend monthly treatments, for maintenance purposes to prevent further occurrences.  Prevention is the core tenet of Chinese Medicine.

How much does consultation sessions cost?

Please refer to our 'Fee and Book Online Page' for consultation fees.  We are covered by major health funds and clients are eligible for private health insurance rebate on all consultations.  HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities are available for your convenience and we accept Visa and Mastercar