Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine
382 pages, 7" x 10"
Smyth-sewn softcover
ISBN: 0-939616-60-2

Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine

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Dermatology is a field for which traditional Chinese medicine is rightly respected. Proficiency in this field, however, requires specialized knowledge that is neither taught at most schools in the West, nor readily accessible to English- speaking practitioners.

Manual of Dermatology in Chinese Medicine provides the practitioner with the information needed to properly treat skin diseases. Introductory chapters discuss the history of dermatology in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as aspects of diagnostics, differentiation and treatment that are peculiar to this field.

The remaining 17 chapters provide detailed discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of specific skin conditions, including those most commonly seen in the clinic. Skin diseases are organized by biomedical categories, which will enable practitioners to easily reference available color atlases of dermatology to aid in diagnosis.

The focus of this book is on treatment, especially herbal, but also acupuncture. Among its features is a comparision of the advantages and disadvantages of TCM and biomedical treatments for each of the conditions described.


  • History of Traditional Chinese Dermatology Etiology
  • Diagnostics 
  • Differentiation 
  • Treament 
  • Pruritus 
  • Bacterial Infections 
  • Viral Infections 
  • Fungal Infections 
  • Spriochete Infections 
  • Dermatoses Caused by Arthropods 
  • Dermatoses Due to Environmental Influences 
  • Dermatitis 
  • Inflammatory Reactions 
  • Scaling Disorders 
  • Autoimmune Rheumatologic Skin Disorders 
  • Disorders of the Sweat Glands 
  • Acne & Rosacea 
  • Disorders of Hair 
  • Circulatory Disorders 
  • Disorders of Pigmentation 
  • Disorders of Keratinization 
  • Supplemental Materia Medica 
  • General & Historical References 
  • Indices


"Highly recommended."
—American Journal of Acupuncture

"Succinct and to the point . . . This is a book you will want to open and use immediately."
—Oriental Medicine

"This is the best book on TCM dermatology I've come across, and its layout and presentation of information is most impressive."
—Pacific Journal of Oriental Medicine