Eczema is an ailment in which patches of skin become red, inflamed and itchy. It can involve both chronic and acute lesions to the skin. It can be triggered by irritant environmental factors or it can flare up caused by emotional stress.


    In a condition where long term use of antibiotics, steroids or drugs may not be appropriate, as it may aid in an acute flare up, but the inflammation may pass deep into the body and cause a worsening of the internal illness, and Chinese medicine can often provide an excellent alternative.


    Chinese medicine views the skin issue as merely a problem on the surface of the body, it reflects a deeper underlying imbalance. Chinese herbal medicine has a strong history in the treatment of skin disorders, from acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea, we have seen good results in many cases.


    Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be very effective in treating eczema. They work to cool the body and soothe the tissues locally in order to treat acute flare-ups as well as provide long-term improvement in the condition. In our clinic, we have seen so many successful cases over the years.