Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Eczema - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

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).

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.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for eczema:

Jia Wei Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan
Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan
Xiao Feng Wan
Zhen Zhu An Chuang Wan

The following (1) acupuncture points may be useful for eczema. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with eczema. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for eczema. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Eczema

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan

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Fu Fang Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pian

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Si Wu Tang Wan

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Xiao Feng Wan

Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping, comprising such conditions as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, etc.

The Pulse will generally be forceful, floating and rapid and the Tongue will have a yellow or white tongue coating.

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