Definition

Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis. It is characterised by intolerable itching aggravated by heat and small fluid filled blisters distributed on parts of the body.

Accompanying signs & symptoms

Itchiness around the lesion aggravated by heat or stress, small fluid filled blisters or vesicles scatters throughout or part of the body, general agitation, impatience, thirst, poor sleep.

Possible Causes

Poor diet. Excessive intake of deep-fried, oily and greasy foods.
Stress
Poor lifestyle
Excessive alcohol intake
Accumulated toxins in the body from poor diet, lifestyle and stress
Over reactive immune reactions (western perspective) by unknown factors

Physiological Mechanisms

Poor diet, lifestyle and stress accumulates toxins in the body. As a protective reaction, our body tries to eliminate the toxins through the skin by the expression of eczema.

Treatment Modalities

Specialty Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and specialty skin care products

How do Acupuncture & Chinese herbs work?

Chinese medicine treats the condition by doing the following:
Purge the accumulated toxins out of the body
Regulate abnormal immune reactions
Reduce both physiological and emotional stress
Relieve itching
Improve emotional wellbeing
Reduce the levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline and corticosteroids

Health Advice

Reducing the intake of caffeine and cigarette smoking
Eat a balance diet
Establishing a regular eating habit
Encouraging moderate, regular and outdoor exercises