Two days before Christmas, just as we were getting ready to turn out the lights and go home for the holidays, a huge crate arrived at our door. I had almost forgotten it was coming that day. Naturally I was … More…Read More
If you’ve spent any time on this site, you’ve probably seen references to “customized” formulas. Customizing involves choosing precise herbs that differ from person to person – treating not only the individual nature of their skin condition, but also their … More…Read More
That’s what happened with a woman I began treating 5 months ago who had quite a severe … More…Read More
It happens quite often that I see a patient who has concerns about herbs that come from China. We’ve all heard the stories of toxic products coming from China – not to mention the worries we have about pesticides in … More…Read More
Every now and then when someone calls to schedule an appointment, they flat out don’t want to tell us about their condition over the phone. Almost always when this happens, it turns out … More…Read More
Perioral dermatitis is very well treated with Chinese herbs. But still – I’m always surprised that it’s one of the most common conditions that I treat in my practice.
Before I began studying holistic dermatology, I don’t think I had … More…Read More
I recently had a patient come in looking for a natural treatment for seborrheic dermatitis of the face and scalp. He had suffered with dandruff since he was a teen, but the condition had worsened and spread to chronic rashes … More…Read More
In my work in herbal dermatology, Lichen Planus is actually one of my favorite conditions to treat. So why do I say I have a “love/hate” relationship with it?
First let me tell you what I love about Lichen Planus. … More…Read More
Now, I seem to see people with skin conditions almost everywhere … More…Read More
This is something that comes up quite often in my practice. A person may come in with acne and seborrheic dermatitis at the same time – or rosacea with perioral dermatitis. There are tons of examples of conditions that frequently … More…Read More