AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine


Mazin Al-Khafaji

Mazin Al-Khafaji

Dermatology In Chinese Medicine (A Clinical Perspective)

Saturday, Sunday and a post-conference Monday, Feb. 15 - 17, 2014 

Course Description:

Skin disorders in their various forms are amongst the most common diseases suffered by mankind, accounting for no less than 20% of all cases visiting outpatients departments in the Western world. Chinese medicine has a very significant and important role to play in treating the widest range of such conditions, particularly the common chronic cases that prove so difficult to manage satisfactorily in biomedicine.

This three-day seminar will in a very practical way introduce the fundamentals of treating the most prevalent diseases seen in clinic, with emphasis throughout on clinically relevant and pragmatic information required to achieve success in practice. Hundreds of slides from Mazin’s own practice will be utilized to illustrate in detail not only the diagnoses of individual skin diseases, but also the differentiation of pattern types according to Chinese medicine. Many case examples with before and after slides will be presented and will act as the basis of discussions on the specifics of treatment protocols, with clear, practical and detailed instruction on adapting effective formulae to the vagaries of clinical reality. 


Speaker Bio

Mazin Al-Khafaji, D.O.M, has been in practice since 1987 after completing his studies of herbal medicine in China, graduating from the Shanghai College of Chinese Medicine. Mazin specializes in the treatment of dermatological, allergic, and autoimmune disease presentations.  He teaches at the postgraduate level and at Chinese Medicine Conferences all over the world. He runs the “Dermatology Diploma Course” and Avicenna Master Classes in London.  He publishes in professional journals and co-authored and published the acupuncture textbook ‘A Manual of Acupuncture’.  He often visits China to study and explore ideas, and to expand his expertise and product range of dermatological creams, ointments, and tinctures.