Eczema, or dermatitis, is a term applied to a group of diseases that cause skin inflammation. Atopic dermatitis (an inherited disease characterized by dry, itchy skin and often associated with other allergic conditions) is the most common form of eczema, however, there are several other forms of the disease. They include: allergic contact eczema, contact eczema, dyshidrotic eczema, neurodermatitis, nummular eczema, seborrheic eczema and stasis dermatitis.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for eczema.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of eczema generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of eczema:
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for eczema that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Eczema
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating eczema. For a complete list from our store with more details see our eczema formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)