Skin disorders in their various forms are amongst the most common diseases suffered by mankind, accounting for close to 25% of all visits to a medical practitioner. Despite this prevalence and the resources put into this field, many patients remain dissatisfied with the conventional treatments available to them, and look elsewhere for solutions.

After 35 years of clinical experience, I am totally convinced that Chinese herbal medicine has a very real and enduring answer for an enormous number of sufferers of most of the common diseases of the skin. It can induce spectacular and lasting change in a whole range of intractable conditions such as eczema, rosacea, acne and psoriasis, and yet due to a lack of specialist training and clinical experience, numerous practitioners of Chinese medicine fail to achieve optimal results that are well within their grasp.

This three-hour Fundamentals of Dermatology will outline the essentials of treating skin disease with Chinese medicine, illustrated throughout with hundreds of detailed images highlighting the importance of morphology of lesions in pattern diagnosis. Several case examples from my own practice will also be presented with detailed analysis of formulae construction and adjustments as treatment proceeds.

3 Credits NCCAOM (Pending, Provider #287) and California (Pending for Course 1, Sharon Weizenbaum Provider #679)

Sharon Weizenbaum, #679, (413) 549-4021
This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board as a Category 1 course, Provider Number 679 for 3 hours of continuing education.
No refunds after registration and payment are made.


$50 General Public
$40 White Pine Circle Members (click here for your discount code)

Refund Policy:

Refunds of 75% will be granted up to 30 days before the start of each respective course (Part A, Part B, Part C).

In the event that the course is cancelled or postponed, 100% refunds will be provided to registrants.

Provider Information:

Sharon Weizenbaum

Mazin Al-Khafaji

Since completing his studies in Chinese Medicine at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine alongside Chinese students and graduating as Doctor of Chinese Medicine in 1987, Mazin has been in full time practice entirely devoted to three main areas – autoimmune disease, allergic disease and skin disease.

He lectures widely all over the world on these subjects and over the past 18 years has run the Dermatology Diploma Programme in both Europe & North America ( other lectures are also available online), all graduates of this programme automatically becoming members of the International TCM Dermatology Association (

He has developed the unique Dermatology-M range of topical products and herbal cosmetics from Chinese herbal ingredients to address many common skin disorders (

He is the author of numerous articles and co-author of the international textbook A Manual of Acupuncture.