Eczema is an inflammation of the upper layers of the skin, and also called dermatitis. Conventional Medicine views eczema as an untreatable autoimmune disease and prescribes immune suppressing steroid creams for maintenance. Unfortunately, creams provide limited relief and cannot cure eczema.
Nummular eczema, dishidrotic eczema, atopic dermatitis (AD), seborrheic dermatitis, hives, eczema, baby eczema, cradle cap, scaly skin, hands eczema (dyshidrotic eczema or pompholyx), infant eczema and pruritus are all considered types of eczema.
Symptoms of Eczema
Common symptoms are skin swelling, itchiness and rashes but, when severe patients suffer from red, flaky, and dry skin.
Scratching and rubbing because of the itchiness further irritates the skin and increases the itchiness. Atopic dermatitis typically appears in the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees and the face, but can cover most of the body in severe cases.
We treat dermatitis with methodology based on Traditional Eastern Medicine. Rather than treating eczema as just a disease of the skin, we approach it as a manifestation of an imbalance between the inner body and the outer environment.
The prime reason for this imbalance is caused by excessive heat inside the body that accumulates in the body, which should normally radiate out regulatory systems such as, perspiration, blood circulation and respiration. If this cooling system does not working properly, the excess heat will force its way out the closest exit, which is usually the skin. This forceful exit damages the tissue, which results in inflammation, rashes and itchiness of the skin.
Our practitioners treat dermatitis by helping the inner excessive heat exit the body in a more regulated and less damaging way. We use acupuncture, herbal medicine, the Skin Herbal Detox Bath Therapy and other modalities to achieve this—all to help the body remove pathologic heat and the toxins produced by it.
As a natural remedy, herbal medicine works by returning a healthy balance to the body’s function. It helps invigorate the body’s energy and is effective in removing accumulated toxins and regulating the blood and fluids of the body.
Skin Herbal Detox Bath Therapy
This is one of the modalities we prescribe in order to treat various skin diseases. Our Skin Herbal Detox Bath Therapy formula helps release pathologic heat out of the body on the skin surface level. It provides immediate relief and helps restore damaged skin.