Eczema, an inflammation of the skin is marked by blisters (when severe), redness, fluid in the tissue, oozing, scales, crusts or scabs, burning or itching, and sometimes dryness. One of the more common types is atopic eczema which is a continuing, itching skin inflammation whose victims often have a family history of allergic diseases such as asthma or hay fever.
How can Traditional Chines Medicine (TCM) help eczema?
TCM views any skin disorder as the result of an imbalance within the body. Eczema is a skin condition associated with the functioning of the lungs, stomach, the heart and the blood. In Chinese medicine, there are many different types of eczema. For example, if the skin is weeping and hot, the cause is likely to be Damp Heat; dryness and redness indicate Heat in the Blood and itchiness is usually attributes to invasive Wind.
According to TCM theory acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be prescribed to treat complex skin conditions such as eczema.