Skin Conditions - Eczema, Hives

Lemon Balm

September 1, 2017

Revered by Herbalists from Ancient Monasteries to Modern Kitchens Relax and take cheer; Lemon Balm is here. This refreshingly humble member of the Mint family,...

Chickweed and Nettles

May 1, 2016

Wild Spring Greens as Food and Medicine Spring is a great time to watch your greens grow. The aesthetically beautiful Chickweed and potent Stinging Nettle...

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Skin Conditions

April 1, 2016

Editor’s note: According to the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, two million Canadians are affected by rosacea, so April 2016 has been declared Rosacea...

Natural Alternatives to Cortisone

June 2, 2014

(Part IV of a Series on ‘Drugs You May Not Need‘) “Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” – J.B. Moliere,...

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Eczema

April 1, 2014

Herbal Formulas to Clear Eczema Eczema is a many headed beast. Some cases are textbook-clear and relatively easy to treat, while others fall between types,...

The Top 25 Homeopathics

November 25, 2011

Homeopathy is a branch of natural medicine that has a long history of success. In the last 20 years, there has been a strong resurfacing...

Foods that Heal Skin Disease

November 1, 2011

“What should I eat?” That is the question I am asked most often by skin patients in my Traditional Chinese Medicine practice. They ask it...

Homeopathic Medicine For Treating Acute & Chronic Eczema

April 1, 2011

Eczema is a generic term that defines inflammatory conditions of the skin, namely vesiculation in the acute stages. The word is broadly applied to a...

CHINESE MEDICINE FOR TREATING LICHENS

November 1, 2010

The “Thick Skin” Diseases One category of skin diseases with interesting visual manifestations is the “lichen” group, so named because the different types resemble the...

STURDY BURDOCK – Potent Herbal Medicine Clears Inflammation

October 1, 2010

Burdock root has many important medicinal uses. First and foremost, it is an excellent depurative or detoxifying herb. As a result it benefits any chronic...

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Fungal and Yeast Infections

April 1, 2010

Fungal and yeast infections of the skin are some of the most common and tenacious dermatological complaints. Parasitic organisms that colonize the skin of susceptible...

Homeopathic Medicine For Tissue Cleansing and Detoxification

June 1, 2009

Toxins are becoming a bigger part of our world. Indeed, there is more toxic exposure in the modern world than the human body was designed...

Bodacious Beets: Worth Their Weight in Gold

December 1, 2007

When I was a kid, grandma used to quip that beets were “worth their weight in gold” and since my grandparents always grew a huge...

Heavenly Horsetail: One of the First Signs of Spring

April 1, 2007

I enjoy every season, but as a student of nature and a herbalist I have to admit I love spring the most – observing the...

Homeopathic Medicine For Eczema and Itchy Skin

April 1, 2007

Eczema (clinically called dermatitis) can drive you crazy. The itch can start up at any time, interrupting your dealings with other people and even your...

Clear Your Complexion: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Acne

April 1, 2007

In my practice I see more and more patients with skin disorders such as acne. These are most often the result of our environment and...