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This work draws on the author's extensive clinical experience to provide a thorough survey of more than 120 commonly seen and difficult skin disorders. Full pattern identification and a comprehensive array of treatment options for each condition, backed up by a meticulous and informative selection of case histories and up-to-date clinical observation studies, make this book an indispensable companion for a wide variety of practitioners. Contents include physiology, etiology, and pattern identification; eczema; psoriasis; allergic disorders; erythema and blood vessel disorders; bullous skin diseases,; viral, bacterial, and fungal infections of the skin; disorders of the sebaceous glands; regional dermatolgoy; neuro-functional deficient skin diseases; pigment-deficiency skin diseases; drug eruptons; skin disorders due to physical agents; and benign skin tumors. Appendices include external formulae, preparation and usage of herbs, commonly used acupoints, a glossary of TCM terminology, a chart of skin disease occurrence ordered by body region, and an index.