What is RCMDerm and Why This is Important to You?
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 will now offer video conference appointments in addition to regular, in-person 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.
About the Author
Olivia Hsu Friedman received her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM) from the National Certification Commission of Oriental Medicine and is a licensed Illinois acupuncturist (LAc). Olivia earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from National University of Health Sciences, graduated Summa Cum Laude and awarded the Joseph Janse Outstanding Graduate Award.
Additionally, Olivia completed post-graduate studies in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture and earned a TCM Dermatology Diploma and a position on the internationally recognized Register of Chinese Medicine Dermatology (RCMDerm).
Olivia serves as the Vice President of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is also one of two Illinois delegates to the American Society of Acupuncturists. In her free time, she enjoys photography, gourmet cooking, travel, spending time in nature, crochet and entertaining her family and friends.