Chinese Medicine for Skin, Herbs Supporting a Healthy Complexion by Reducing "Damp Heat"

Herbs for Healthy Skin 

TCM for Skin Damp Heat,

Pimples with Pus, and Pimples Without Pus

Looking in the mirror this morning, I noticed a pimple forming ridiculously on the tip of my nose; and I suddenly remembered being fifteen, and trying to cope with bad skin.  It’s too bad that back then I didn’t know anything about using Chinese herbs.  In the parlance of Traditional Chinese Medicine, my teenage condition would have been called Interior Damp Heat in the Stomach, Lung, or Large Intestine.  

To make sense of this strangeness, understand that the Stomach and Large Intestine Acupuncture meridians traverse the face, and the Lung Channel covers the upper-back and chest.

When we say Heat, think inflammation and when we say Damp think pus .  

Since Heat rises, this condition usually appears on the face and upper body. Heat can arise from any number of combined sources.  Spicy food, hot weather, hyperactive hormones, emotional friction, cooling system malfunction  (YIN Deficiency), or an over active life all generate Internal Heat.

Though Damp Heat isn't considered by many to be a serious disease, but a bad complexion can lead to low self-esteem, as well as high anxiety, which can indeed be serious, causing depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even mental illness, all serious life altering afflictions.

Though the choices on this page are generally considered safe,  pregnant women are advised to consult with their health care providers before using any supplement. Traditional Chinese Medicine, when used properly, can be powerful and reliable, but it can also be complex. Self-diagnosis and self-treatment aren't recommended for chronic, recurring, or serious illness. To insure the best outcome and minimize the chance of side effects, it's best to Find a Local Practitioner or Start an E-mail Consultation now.

Western medicine and Eastern medicine see this condition differently. Western doctors call this "acne" and consider it to be a topical condition, therefore treatment consists largely of topical lotions, creams, salves, and soaps.  No connection is made to dietary or other underlying causes.

TCM physicians consider Damp Heat to be an internal condition rather than a topical one. Treating it involves harmonizing internal disharmonies by Cooling Heat, and Drying Dampness. To accomplish this, Chinese herbs are taken internally, either by pill, powder, or decoction (brew). The herbs are always used in formulas that can create powerful synergies by combining two or more herbs having similar but not equal properties. Combining herbs also can be used to negate the harsh side effects of single herbs. 

BA XIAN TANG granules
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BA XIAN TANG 八仙湯 - Eight Immortals Combination

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BA XIAN TANG Uses Activates the functions of the Liver and Kidneys Strengthens Qi Nourishes the Blood Expels Wind and Dampness Stops numbne...

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BAI BU TANG  granules
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BAI BU TANG - Wind Dagger Sore Decoction

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BAI BU TANG Uses Clears Heat Invigorates the Blood Breaks up Stagnation Pigmented lesions  Blood Stagnation Psoriasis with Blood Stagnation Hea...

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BAI CONG TANG I HAO granules
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BAI CONG TANG YI HAO

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BAI CONG TANG YI HAO Uses Clears Heat Reduces toxicity Cools Blood Activates Blood Reduces Food Stagnation Clears Damp-Heat from the skin Fire ...

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BAI DAI WAN  granules
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BAI DAI WAN 白帶丸 - White Discharge Formula

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BAI DAI WAN Uses Vaginal discharge Yeast infection Vaginal bacterial infection BAI DAI WAN Ingredients Pharmaceutical Name Pin Yin   % ...

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BAI XIE FENG DING  dried herbs
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BAI XIE FENG DING 白屑風酊 - PSORIASIS TINCTURE (TOPICAL)

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BAI XIE FENG DING Uses Moistens the skin Clears Heat from the Blood Alleviates itching Dry skin Cracking Scales Psoriasis BAI XIE FENG DING Ingr...

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Dr. Shen's Complexion Pills
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Complexion Pills - Dr. Shen's Anti-Acne Herbs

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Anti-Acne Herbs for Clear Skin 2 for 1 SALE* Buy 4 AND get FREE SHIPPING aka Margarite Pills / 150 Tablets Traditional Use According to Tradit...

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CUO CHUANG JIAN JI
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CUO CHUANG JIAN JI - ACNE DECOCTION

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ACNE DECOCTION CUO CHUANG JIAN JI Uses Clears Heat Purges Fire Relieves toxicity Cools the Blood Toxic Heat Indications for Using CUO CHUANG...

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gan cao you
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GAN CAO YOU

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Licorice Formula Ingredients English Pin Yin % Licorice Root Gan Cao 100   How to Use GAN CAO YOU Ointment: Mix with ...

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HONG LING JIU   dried herbs
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HONG LING JIU (TOPICAL)

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Scleroderma Tincture HONG LING JIU  Uses Scleroderma HONG LING JIU  Ingredients Available Only As Whole Herbs (Granules Not Availa...

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anti itch powder
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Jie Er Yin Xi Ye | Anti Fungal Itch Powder

Shen Clinic Herbs

Shen Clinic's  JIE ER YIN XI YE  ANTI-ITCH POWDER  (anti-fungal granules) Jie Er Yin Xi Ye is China's most widely used topical wash for fungal...

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Jin Huang San granules
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Jin Huang San | Golden Yellow Powder

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Golden Yellow Powder Available Pre-Made: See Golden Yellow Ointment Jin Huang San Uses Clears Heat Resolves toxins Dispels Dampness Transform...

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Sheng Di Yin Hua Tang granules
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Liang Xue Si Wu Tang

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Cool the Blood with Four Substances  Liang Xue Si Wu Tang Uses Cools the Blood Removes Stagnation Blood Stasis Blood Heat Hammer Nose Erythem...

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Ly-Na Pearl Cream
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Pearl Cream - Authentic Version

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LY-NA BRAND OR EQUIVALENT Ly-Na Pearl Cream Thousand year old Chinese beauty aid contains finely crushed pearls to reduce inflammati...

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Pearl Pai Feng Wan Pills
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Pearl Pai Feng Pill 珍珠白凤丸 Zhen Zhu Bai Feng Wan

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aka Superior White Pheonix Pills Patent Medicine for Complexion and Menstrual support This pill is a tonic for QI and blood which supports a health...

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QIAN YANG XI FENG TANG
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QIAN YANG XI FENG TANG 潜阳熄風湯 - Anchor YANG and Extinguish Wind

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QIAN YANG XI FENG TANG Uses Nourishes the Blood Moistens Dryness Extinguishes Wind Stops itching Blood Deficiency with Wind Dryness Neu...

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qing dai san granules
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Qing Dai SAN | Choose Granules or Whole Herbs

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QING DAI POWDER Don't confuse Qing Dai SAN with Qing Dai TANG used to treat vaginal discharge.   Qing Dai San Uses Skin Rash Skin redness   Qi...

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SHENG JI YU HONG GAO granules
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RUN JI GAO - 润肌膏 | SKIN-MOISTENING OINTMENT

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Skin Moistening Ointment Run Ji Gao Uses Moistens the skin Clears Heat from the Blood Alleviates itching Dry skin Cracking Scales ...

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