Chinese herbs better for skin disorders than conventional medicine?

Speaking of natural treatments, six doctors from such pillars of convention as the Hospital for Sick Children, the Royal Free and King's College Hospital wrote in to note the "striking clinical improvements" noted in more than l00 children and adults with atopic dermatitis unresponsive to conventional therapy who received traditional Chinese herbs from a Chinese doctor schooled in administering such preparations.

"In the patients known to us who have taken this treatment we have seen a response rate of 80-90 per cent, and this exceeds the capability of conventional therapy in our hands," they said. Patients even enjoyed continued benefit after the herbs were stopped, and no adverse effects (including liver conditions) were reported.