Chinese medicine and especially herbal medicine has a strong history in the treatment of skin disorders. From acne, eczema, psoriasis, viltiligo, melasma and rosacea, we have seen good results in many cases. In a condition where long term use of western medicines such as antibiotics, steroids or drugs such as methotrexate or Roaccutane may not be appropriate, then Chinese medicine can often provide an excellent alternative.