Skin Diseases (Dermatology)

Skin Diseases

The healing modalities which we practice at the Sean Barkes Clinic have been used to understand all sorts of skin diseases for thousands of years.  Since, usually, what is happening on the surface – the skin – reflects what is happening on the inside, our approach to skin problems is a holistic one.

When you come to see us, we will be interested, of course, in what your skin problem looks like, what it feels like to you, how it affects your life, but also we will be interested in every other aspect of your health and wellbeing.  This is because we want to fully understand why there is a problem on the skin, how this relates to what is happening inside – with your circulation, or digestion, for instance – and how best to restore harmony so that not only does your skin improve, but your overall health gets better, so that further outbreaks of the skin problem are less likely to occur.


Please click on the links below to read about specific conditions.  The list is not exhaustive but gives you an idea of how we approach these conditions.


The Sean Barkes Clinic does not claim to cure any conventional medical disease states.  Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to re-establish and maintain the harmonious function of the human body-mind using tried and tested principles that have been discovered and matured over millennia.  A Western medical diagnosis provides very little by way of insight in informing a Chinese Medical diagnosis.  Patients usually recognise their own condition in terms of the medical disease category that they have been given by their GP or other conventional medical practitioner.  The research presented here is merely an indication of the potential to draw parallels between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine.