Acupuncture for Eczema & Skin Disorders

👉🏻 Skin disorders like eczema, dermatitis or skin rash can significantly impact one’s quality of life and overall well-being. Conventional treatments often include topical steroids and antihistamines, but these measures may not always provide satisfactory relief or have undesirable side effects. Therefore, many patients use alternative and complementary therapies like Traditional Chinese Medicine.

📌 How does TCM treat skin disorders?

👉🏻 According to TCM theory, eczema, and other skin disorders develop due to imbalances within internal organ systems that are affected by external conditions, such as Wind, Dampness, and Heat. The TCM system connects the lungs to the skin, and the lungs can be affected by excess heat or internal dysfunction in the organs such as Lungs, Spleen and Liver Systems. They can arise from emotional stress and poor dietary habits, leading to the internal weakening of Qi or Yin. Therefore, an itchy ed rash on the skin reflects a more profound internal condition.

📍 Common Chinese herb for eczema is Bai Xian Pi (Dictamnus dasycarpus), known for its ability to reduce inflammation and alleviate itching. Bai Xian Pi is rich in flavonoids and has been found to have antimicrobial properties, making it effective in preventing infections and promoting skin healing. Another powerful herb is Ku Shen (Sophora flavescens) which has been extensively studied for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to inhibit the release of inflammatory mediators. It is commonly prescribed for eczema with symptoms such as redness, heat, and itching.

👉🏻 Treatment of eczema and others skin disorders, we can use Acupuncture and Herbs to balance all organ systems. I always observe patient symptoms, such as the type of rash or scaly skin, the color, and the temperature, to gain clues about which internal organs are out of harmony. Each case of skin disorder is unique and triggered by different irritants, and it arises from a person’s overall state of health.

❤️ TCM offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating eczema and other skin disorders. By combining herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary adjustments, TCM aims to rebalance the body’s energy and address the root causes of these conditions.

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