Julie  Smith has had a long interest in treating skin disease with Chinese Medicine.  In 1997, she studied dermatology at Dongzhimen Hospital , affiliated  with the Beijing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She has completed an intensive dermatology course with Mazin Al-Khafaji, a world renowned Chinese medicine dermatology specialist.  She is passionate about helping people with these difficult skin conditions.

People suffering from skin diseases would be wise to consult a Chinese Medicine practitioner specializing in Dermatology.  While Western Medicine may have powerful drugs, like steroids, that offer symptomatic relief,  rarely can pharmaceuticals address the underlying causes of a skin condition. Chinese Medicine, on the other hand,  treats the root of the disease, which in the case of skin disease often have to do with toxicity, heat and stagnation.  A Chinese Medicine practitioner skilled in dermatology will be familiar with the appearance and fluctuations of the skin disease but more importantly will know which herbal formulas can successfully treat the particular skin disease.  If you suffer from one of the following skin diseases please contact me or a specialist near you :


Alopecia Areta

Eczema   – atopic, pompholyx (dishydrotic), and  varicose ( stasis) types

Fungal Infections – Tinea

Herpes Simplex

Herpes Zoster ( Shingles)

Lichen Planus

Perioral Dermatitis

Pityriasis Versicolor

Psoriasis  – plaque, and  guttate types


Seborrhoeic Dermatitis


Warts (Viral ) – common, plane (flat) and Molluscum Contagiosum


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