TSW may seem like just a skin reaction, but it’s really a “whole body” reaction to topical steroids that targets the skin. That’s why herbal medicine treats the internal systems in the body to bring them back into balance. Often this brings noticeable and gradual healing over time, even when other treatments have failed.
Amelia’s TSW Case
“I found Olivia’s website while I was searching for relief from severely itchy, red skin, brought on by steroid withdrawal,” says Amelia, a patient of ours who decided to try herbal medicine and set up a video-conference appointment.
“Olivia was mindful, patient and engaging, providing insight into the workings of TCM.”
Healing Over Time
“Over the course of my 4-month herbal treatment, I became increasingly aware of my body’s ability to heal, witnessing my skin slowly and steadily improve,” says Amelia.
“The ritual of drinking the herbs daily and feeling the change in my body revealed a kind of wisdom and strength that intuitively felt right.”
Amelia understood as she watched the angry red patches subside, that: “This process of healing can feel like a departure from the quick fixes we are accustomed to that often suppress symptoms, but don’t address the underlying imbalance and or tap into our body’s natural healing.”
Before and After Photos
What Amelia Says Today
“Working with Olivia has brought me a kind of peace, helping me to trust the power and rhythm of my body as it moves through the process of getting stronger and closer to where it wants to be. Thank you, Olivia!!!.”
*Amelia is a pseudonym used to protect the privacy of the patient, who gave us permission to post her story.
Need Help with Eczema or TSW?
If you know someone who suffers from Eczema, TSW, or other stubborn skin conditions, Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions offers complimentary consultations to anyone interested in learning more about herbal dermatology solutions. We can help patients from all over via video conference.
You can also learn more about eczema with our free e-course: “Solving Eczema from the Inside Out.”
About the Author
Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman, LAc, DACM, Cert. TCM Dermatology is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats TSW, eczema, acne, and psoriasis patients via video conferencing using only herbal medicine. Olivia serves on the Advisory Board of LearnSkin, is the Chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists Board of Directors, and is a faculty member of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Support Group sponsored by The National Eczema Association.