I have some exciting news to share; I just earned a place on the Register of Chinese Medicine Dermatology (RCMDerm). The RCMDerm is an internationally recognized, elite group of approximately 100 Chinese Medicine Dermatology diplomats from 14 countries.
How do you qualify for RCMDerm?
To earn an entry, one must complete a Chinese Medicine Dermatology Diploma program and pass a 5-hour exam. While many complete the diploma program, very few opt to spend 18 months to prepare for the exam. This exam is rigorous and a good percentage fail. As such, this register is the only one recognized by China, outside of China.
What does it mean?
Besides being a big honor and garnering the right to add a few more alphabets after one’s name; it also means that practitioners in the register have access to the best and brightest minds in the field. This allows for continued study, more in-depth knowledge, and a high-level network to draw upon when tough cases present themselves.
How can this help you?
If you have a skin condition that is not resolving thru traditional methods, your best bet is to find a practitioner with the RCMDerm title. RCMDerm practitioners meet the highest standards of Chinese Medicine dermatology training and can amass high-level input on the toughest, most stubborn cases. Because TCM dermatology treatments address the cause of skin disease, they are often more effective than western therapies which typically focus on just managing symptoms.
As there are very few RCMDerm’s around the world, Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions now offers video conference appointments.
To learn more about how we treat dermatological issues, check out the Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions website at www.AmethystAcu.com for more information.
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About the Author
Olivia Hsu Friedman, LAc, Dipl.OM, DACM, Cert. TCMDerm, is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and TSW. Olivia treats patients via video conferencing using only herbal medicine. Olivia is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Acupuncturists, serves on the Advisory Board of LearnSkin, and is a faculty member of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Group sponsored by the National Eczema Association.