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Eczema and Chinese medicine, what are the benefits?

for eczema, the benefits of Chinese medicine

THEeczema is a cutaneous and inflammatory skin condition. It is linked to an allergy, acute or chronic. This skin disease is characterized by redness (red patches) and scales. It usually causes severe itching.

Genetic predisposition remains the main cause of eczema. But there is a very close link between the latter and stress. Chemical irritants (allergies) and environmental factors are also triggers.

The number of patients suffering from eczema has doubled over the past 30 years in developed countries. Today in France around 5% of the population is affected by this disease. the inflammatory reaction makes the skin dry. Due to these skin symptoms, eczema is a disease that is often difficult to bear.

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has used acupuncture and herbs. Do they help fight eczema symptoms naturally and effectively? Let's do a check in.



How does Chinese medicine treat eczema on the fingers, face or legs?

eczema chinese medicine on the body

Eczema on the legs

Chinese medicine recommends treatments such as acupuncture, Chinese herbalism. She also recommends specific dietary modifications. Relaxation techniques (such as qi gong or tai chi) are recommended. Chinese medicine develops lifestyle advice. They can help relieve symptoms of eczema on the legs.

Eczema on the face

Treatment of facial eczema in Chinese medicine may include the use of medicinal herbs. Facial acupuncture corresponds to specific dietary recommendations. For example, avoiding spicy or dairy foods. Advice on stress management is also provided. Chinese medicine practitioners have the ability to assess energy imbalances that may affect facial skin.

Eczema on fingers

For eczema on the fingers, Chinese medicine may recommend treatments similar to those mentioned above. Particular attention is paid to the energy balance of the meridians associated with the hands. Acupuncture can be used to stimulate life energy (qi) in the hand meridians. Specific herbs may also be prescribed. They will help relieve inflammation and itching.

However, it must be taken into account that each case of eczema can be different. A Chinese medicine practitioner can develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. It will take into account energy imbalances and individual factors contributing to the patient's condition. It is recommended to discuss any Chinese medicine treatment with your usual treating physician. Particularly if Chinese medicine is used in addition to conventional treatment.

Eczema and Chinese medicine: acupuncture

eczema and Chinese medicine: acupuncture for reliefAcupuncture is probably the best known Chinese medicine in the West. It is ideal for reducing the intensity of itching linked to eczema.

Acupuncture is based on the notion of positive energy. Yang » and the notion of negative energy « Ying ».

According to this practice, the good health of an individual is linked to a good circulation of vital energy in his body. When an organ is too active or, on the contrary, too little active, energy no longer circulates normally.


How effective is Chinese medicine with needles on eczema?

With his fine needles, the acupuncturist stimulates the points where energy passes. It aims to strengthen the diseased organ on the one hand. On the other, to restore balance between the body's internal systems. Stimulating acupuncture points will increase the production of endorphins. Simultaneously, it activates the immune and endocrine systems. According to a German study (1), acupuncture could reduce the intensity of itching linked to eczema called “atopic eczema” by 10% to 15%. Consequently, the relief is not complete.


Acupuncture sessions for eczema

The acupuncture session for eczema lasts 15 to 30 minutes. The patient must lie down. He must be totally relaxed. Generally, this session begins with a classic clinical examination. It helps determine the type of eczema.

  • Exogenous eczema comes from outside the body. It is caused by direct contact with an allergen. It can appear in anyone and at any age. We also talk aboutcontact eczema.
  • Endogenous eczema emanates from the body. Atopic eczema is a multifactorial disease. It involves genetic but also environmental factors. It is often linked to allergic reactions to dust or pollen, for example. This eczema is often linked to allergens. These include food or respiratory allergens such as hay fever, hives and asthma. Ideally, if it is allergy-related eczema, it would be good for the patient to have been able to test what foods or materials they are allergic to.

Then, the practitioner examines the pulse and the tongue to determine the points to stimulate.


The essential nerve points for eczema in Chinese medicine

Nerve points perform a function depending on their location. In the case of eczema, you will need to stimulate points along the arms, legs and torso. The number of needles used depends on the symptoms and the cause that triggered the eczema. The acupuncturist practitioner will determine the number and frequency of sessions necessary for the patient. The goal: to significantly relieve itching attacks. Acupuncture thus proves to be very effective in the parallel treatment of skin disorders.


Using plants to relieve itching

Is there any treatment possible using Chinese herbs?

Treatment using herbs, called herbalism, constitutes the most developed practice in Chinese medicine. Around 6000 different substances are used in herbalism. Generally each formula contains between 2 to 15 plants.

Some plants are nutritious. They are used to maintain optimal health. Others help the body support the immune system. These treatments, for example, reduce an infection. Or they help soothe the nervous system. Chinese herbs are used orally or applied topically.


What are the beneficial plants for treating the skin according to Chinese medicine?

Turmeric good for eczema and itchingIn Chinese medicine, many plants are recognized for their benefits against skin problems. This is the case for turmeric, rhubarb, sophora (ku shen), phellodendron and skull cap. These plants have antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

Also discover our article on the virtues of the daisy against eczema.



Alongside Chinese medicine, Detox and Zen Capsules

Detox and zen capsules to combat stress and digestive disordersAs part of this eczema-Chinese medicine theme, we are introducing here the presentation of Detox & Zen capsules. They are inspired in particular by some of the favorite ingredients of Chinese medicine. Turmeric in particular.

A dysfunction of digestive functions can also be the cause of skin problems. At the very least, it can be an aggravating factor. Particularly when the digestive system and the liver fail to properly carry out their job of eliminating toxins. It is therefore essential to give your body a little boost. Objective: to help restore the intestinal flora.

Certain plants are useful and effective in purifying the liver. They act directly on digestive functions and stress. These two elements can be aggravating factors of the disease. Detox and Zen capsules allow you to fight naturally, from the inside, against skin disorders such as eczema.

Thanks to their formulation, the Detox and Zen capsules improve the digestive functions. They help to detoxify the body. Turmeric, blackcurrant, artichoke and even black radish help eliminate toxins. They promote good intestinal transit.

Otherwise, the stress is one of the causes of eczema flare-ups. It is a triggering factor, even aggravating the disease. Anxiety activates neurotransmitters. They encourage inflammation of the skin. An anti-stress care or treatment will thus constitute comfort care and support in the fight against eczema.

Zen side, rhadiola, linden, lemon balm and even ecsholtzia help to fight stress. They lead to a feeling of relaxation and relaxation.

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Conclusion on eczema and Chinese medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments are natural and non-toxic to the human body. To ensure this, however, it is necessary to contact a specialist before using potions. This can in particular be done via a tele-consultation.


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(1)Medical publication ncbi


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