Chinese Medicine & East-Asian Medicine on eczema, psoriasis, & autoimmune conditions w/ Dr. Sydney Malawer, DAIM L.Ac.

January 31, 2023
Chinese Medicine & East-Asian Medicine on eczema, psoriasis, & autoimmune conditions w/ Dr. Sydney Malawer, DAIM L.Ac.
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Show Notes

Dr. Sydney Malawer, DAIM L.Ac. runs Tendervine Health, an acupuncture and integrative East-Asian medicine practice in Berkeley, CA that specializes in the treatment of complex conditions, in particular autoimmune dermatology, digestive issues, thyroid conditions, and joint pain. 

She came to East-Asian medicine through her own struggle with psoriasis and seeks to bring the same comfort, relief, and advocacy to her patients that she has received throughout her struggle. 

Dr. Sydney’s training is focused in Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, classical herbalism, and clinical integrative East-Asian medicine. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, graduated summa cum laude from the Master’s in East-Asian Medicine program at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) at Berkeley, and also earned a doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine through AIMC Berkeley. She is a lecturer in both the master's and doctorate programs at the Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College at Berkeley and in the doctorate program at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences, where she teaches classes on Japanese acupuncture and integrative clinical lab testing. In addition to her private practice and teaching positions, Dr. Sydney volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Integrative Cancer Care Center, providing acupuncture to low-income women with cancer.

💫 We cover :

  • Understanding complex autoimmune conditions from the perspective of East Asian Medicine
  • Conditions such as: graves disease (immune hyperthyroidism), hypothyroidism, tinnitus, hot flashes, digestive issues such as Crohn's disease, IBS, frozen shoulder
  • The difference in diagnosis for Autoimmune conditions in Western vs. East Asian Medicine. The time to diagnosis in the US + the complexity of autoimmune cases
  • The difference between endogenous vs. exogenous disease in Chinese Medicine
  • What is "Yin Fire" in Chinese Medicine?
  • The connection of eczema and allergies PLUS emotions and eczema 
  • Dermatology, especially: Eczema, psoriasis
  • Understanding the pattern recognition and treatment protocol from the POV of a East Asian Medicine, Chinese Medicine Practitioner for dermatology conditions
  • The healing “lifecycle” for eczema and psoriasis 
  • Raw herbs, vs. dried herbs vs. formula and its efficacy for skin conditions
  • Kasia’s own personal journey with eczema


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