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Chinese Medicine for Eczema


About eczema

Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a common skin disease which causes the skin to become itchy, red, scaly, dry and cracked. Both males and females of any age can contract this condition, and Chinese medicine for eczema can help alleviate any dermatitis symptoms, regardless of gender or age.

There are quite a few different types of eczema. The most common type is called atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis. This type of eczema mainly affects children, but can continue into adulthood.

Other types of eczema include:

  Contact dermatitis - eczema that occurs when the body comes into contact with a particular substance

  Discoid eczema - circular or oval patches of eczema that usually affect adults

  Seborrhoeic eczema - red, scaly patches that can occur on the sides of the nose, ears, eyebrows, and scalp

  Varicose eczema - eczema that occurs around swollen and enlarged veins on the legs

What causes eczema?

The cause of eczema is complicated and not yet fully understood. It is believed that eczema is caused by a combination of inherited and environmental factors that act together at different times.

Common causes and triggers of eczema include:


Symptoms of eczema

Eczema, with many different shapes, can affect any part of the body, but is most often found in areas where skin folds back as ‘flexures’ on itself, such as the back of the knees, front of the elbows and behind the ears.

It can cause the skin to become itchy, red, thickened, dry, cracked and broken. During a flare-up, the skin can become extremely itchy, red, hot, swollen, and weeping; scratching the affected area may even result in the skin becoming infected.

Why treat eczema with TCM?

In treatment, western medicine mainly uses anti-histamines and steroids, which can relieve the disease to some extent. However it will recur very quickly.

The strong points of Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating eczema are that it can achieve very effective, stable, long-lasting results and have no side effects.

In treating the disease, Traditional Chinese Medicine for eczema would first decide if it’s in the acute or chronic stage, and then use different herbal prescriptions, or herbal lotion for external use. Acute eczema is normally caused by the dampness and heat held up in the body. As a result, we will use herbal recipes to clear up heat or fever and resolve dampness. Chronic eczema is usually caused by deficiency of blood, as well as wind and dryness, combined as a pathogenic factor, so herbal recipes will be used to nourish blood to relieve dryness and expel pathogenic wind.

Chinese medicine specialist Dr Jim Xing has his own unique recipe which has proven to be very effective for curing eczema. Many sufferers have greatly improved with his treatments.

Helped at the centre:
Dr. Xing has seen a very large number of patients who had suffered from eczema, meaning that he is highly experienced in treating this condition. Using Chinese herbs to treat the condition, his success rate is high, and he has treated many people who had tried other treatments without success and have had the condition for many years.

One man, aged 31, had been suffering from eczema for all his life. Western treatments provided little relief, and failed to address the condition, instead creating much frustration. Following a recommendation made by his friends, he visited our clinic, where Dr. Xing provided dietary advice and prescribed Chinese herbs as part of using Chinese medicine for eczema treatment. Following Dr. Xing’s treatment, not only had the patient’s eczema cleared within a matter of weeks, but his general health also saw significant improvement. He was surprised that such holistic methods were able to achieve such effective results, and recommends anyone with eczema to visit Dr. Xing to receive Chinese medicine for eczema treatment.