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Chinese Medicine for Eczema in Melbourne

At Evergreen Chinese Medical Centre, we aim to help people suffering from chronic or painful conditions using natural, holistic methods. Our Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques have been used for centuries, curing issues where western medicine consistently cannot. Skin conditions in particular can be a difficult condition to treat with pharmaceutical drugs, but our acupuncture for eczema has seen terrific results. To learn more about how this method can help your skin condition, continue reading.

What is 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 suffer from this condition and Chinese medicine can help alleviate any dermatitis symptoms, regardless of gender or age.

The most common type of this condition is called atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis. This type 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 can cause eczema?

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

Common causes and triggers of eczema include:

  • Genetic factors – eczema can run in families and may be a result of inheriting certain genes
  • Environmental factors – allergic reactions or irritation to certain substances or climate change
  • Having an overactive immune system
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Stress
  • Vigorous exercise resulting in over sweating

Symptoms of eczema

Whilst it’s possible for eczema to affect any part of the body, it 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.

How TCM may help

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

In treating the disease, TCM and acupuncture 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.

How we can help

Chinese medicine specialist at Evergreen, 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. He is highly experienced in treating these things using TCM and acupuncture for pain, and acupuncture at our Chadstone and Caulfield locations. Using Chinese herbs to treat the condition, his success rate is high and he has assisted many people in alleviating their symptoms.

Book your appointment today

We are dedicated to helping you achieve the health and wellness that you desire. If you are interested, feel free to call us at our Frankston clinic on 9785 6688, or our Murrumbeena clinic on 9041 8879 to book an appointment today.