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Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture Offer A much Better Alternative for the Treatment of Eczema than Conventional Medications

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Eczema, also sometimes referred to as dermatitis, is a type of skin condition marked by skin redness and inflammation, and in severe conditions, blisters on the surface of the skin. Eczema symptoms include rashes on the legs, arms, and cheeks, and scaly, itchy, dry skin. Eczema can be caused by factors such as emotional stress, sudden temperature drops or rises, environmental irritants, and allergens such as molds, grass pollens, animal dander and house dust mites. In the United States, there are more than 15 million people suffering from this disease.

Eczema treatment using acupuncture can provide sufferers relief from itching and skin dryness. Yes, there are conventional drugs that can effectively reduce flare-ups and inflammation; however, they cause several unwanted side effects such as numbness, tingling, headaches, nausea, and high blood pressure. The actual acupuncture procedure only begins after the practitioner determines a detailed diagnosis of the patient. The practitioner needs to first evaluate the manifested eczema conditions and the undying imbalances in the patient’s body. Blockages and energy imbalances are rectified and rebalanced with acupuncture. Thus, the root cause of eczema and its symptoms are addressed.

Eczema treatment in Cleveland using acupuncture aids in the removal of dampness and heat that has gathered in the skin. With the combination of Chinese herbal medicine (through herbal formulas taken internally or creams applied externally), acupuncture works to soothe the local tissues and cools the body in order to alleviate flare-ups and provide longstanding positive results in the condition. Allergic reactions that can cause eczema are lessened with acupuncture. The common symptoms of general discomfort and skin irritation are also reduced by this very useful and powerful treatment.

The potency of acupuncture is based on various factors such as the magnitude of the eczema, how long the condition has existed, how it’s managed, and how well the patient is able to avoid things that exacerbate the condition. The term of the therapy differs from one patient to another. Typically, for acute eczema cases, results may be evident after two or three weeks of treatment; for chronic eczema cases, treatments lasting a month or more may be required.

Written by Valerie

May 27th, 2015 at 1:54 am

Posted in Acupuncture

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