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WEBINAR: Psoriasis and Eczema under the microscope - Management relies on more than just a treatment.

A TCM approach focused on targeting the cause with internal medicine and

providing topical relief with Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Psoriasis affects up to 3% of Australians and Eczema is rapidly on the rise with 1 in 4 children affected by this disease. Skin diseases are a challenge to treat and the complexity lies behind the lack of research to understand these diseases thoroughly.

However, TCM has treated these conditions for thousands of years and has a deeper understanding due to recognising the importance of the pathogenesis behind the disease being simply more than an over active immune system.

In this 4-hour webinar you will find out:

  • Pathogenesis of Psoriasis and Eczema.
  • Understanding the difference between Psoriasis and Eczema and the link to other diseases each of these conditions have.
  • Internal medicine treatment for these disease patterns.
  • Acupuncture beneficial for these disease patterns.
  • Topical herbal medicine to aid in the relief of psoriasis and eczema.
  • Understanding the importance of gut health and how this is an intricate approach to helping the treatment and management of psoriasis and eczema.
  • A complete list of dietary recommendations for the relief and management of psoriasis and eczema.

ABOUT IRENE PRANTALOS (the presenter):

Irene Prantalos IVF Acupuncture

Irene was diagnosed with psoriasis at age 11. Her journey tried many treatments that failed to give her any relief. After her second failed attempt in hospital, Irene turned to Chinese Medicine out of pure desperation. Within 2 months, the psoriasis had gone and Irene experienced normal skin for the first time in years. But this was not the end of her journey. Deciding to find out why this treatment worked when so many had failed her, Irene enrolled into RMIT to study Chinese Medicine.

The most valuable piece of information she learnt was the importance of treating skin diseases both topically and internally. “Chinese Medicine is absolutely brilliant when it comes to treating skin diseases. It does however, take time and although I had the diligence to continue the treatment for as long as necessary, I noticed in clinic many patients didn’t. We live in a society that we need results and we need them yesterday, the only way this will be achieved with Chinese Medicine, is through complimenting treatments with a topical approach, namely herbal skincare and cosmetic acupuncture.”

Over the years, Irene spoke to many of her peers and often hearing they chose not to treat dermatological issues due to the challenges associated with patient compliance and quickly resolving issues. Irene knows without Chinese Medicine she would still be bed ridden in her parent’s home, and so has become her passion to instil confidence in practitioners to treat these skin conditions with an approach that will help their patients see the results they are so desperately looking for.


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