Case Study: Lip Swelling and Herbal Medicine
Lip swelling and issues around the mouth area can come up for people suffering from eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. Some patients have swelling, oozing and/or incredibly inflamed and irritated skin around the mouth. Some patients have severe dryness and constantly peeling skin. And even others have a combination of all of the above symptoms. Below, Diane shares her story and photos of what she went thru before, during and after herbal medicine..
WHAT DIANE SAYS
I found Olivia through a Facebook group I belong to with others who are fighting Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW). I sought out all sorts of ways to try and heal as quickly as possible but had plateaued. I struggled with red inflamed skin around my mouth that would weep.
When I met Olivia for the first time via video conference it was a very smooth process. She was very honest and up front about what she could do for me and how Chinese Herbal Medicine could help. I had already tried conventional and homeopathic methods so I decided to try it out.
Olivia informed me on how to take the medicine and how to open the pouch so I wouldn’t make a mess. She also let me know that the taste would not be pleasant and she was absolutely right! However, I decided bad taste and all it was worth a shot if it helped me heal that last bit.
We worked together getting the formula just right and at first she worked to get the inflammation down and the weeping to stop. To my surprise it actually worked and I was so grateful! Once she got the red inflammation and the weeping taken care of my skin turned very dry and flaky. Again she was able to manipulate the medicine to bring back moisture and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
I will continue to work with Olivia until I am 100% healed but I am finally able to leave my house without hiding my face. I am actually smiling again and it has been a very long time since I have been able to.
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About the Author
Olivia Hsu Friedman, LAc, Dipl.OM, MSOM, RCMDerm, is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats eczema patients throughout the US in person and via video conferencing using only herbal medicine. Outside of the office, Olivia serves as the Vice President of the Illinois Society of Acupuncturists and is also one of two Illinois delegates to the American Society of Acupuncturists.