Yin Yang Dermatology – Holistic Healing for Skin, Los Angeles

Christmas Arrives at Yin Yang Dermatology!

Crate arrivalTwo 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…

A Tale of 3 Herbs: Customizing a Formula for Acne

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…

This Isn’t “Normal” Rosacea! … Why Herbs Offer the Best Treatment

Herbs for RosaceaIt happens so often in dermatology that the appearance of someone’s skin condition doesn’t quite match up with the “textbook” photos and descriptions.

That’s what happened with a woman I began treating 5 months ago who had quite a severe … More…

Herbs from China: Can They Be Trusted?

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…

Holistic Treatment for Herpes

A Topic Not Many Want to Discuss

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…

Why is Perioral Dermatitis So Common in My Practice?

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…

Seborrheic Dermatitis: A Patient Story

Preparing the Herb Formula for Seborrheic DermatitisI 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…

Lichen Planus: My Love/Hate Relationship

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…

To Tell or Not To Tell…

Holistic Treatment for KidsBefore I started studying dermatology, I wasn’t really aware of just how many people out there suffer from skin conditions. I guess it was something I just didn’t notice.

Now, I seem to see people with skin conditions almost everywhere … More…

Having 2 Conditions at the Same Time — is it possible to treat both at once?

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…