Chinese Home Remedies For Eczema

What Is Eczema:

What Is The Cause Of Eczema, The Western Medicine Perspective…

“Eczema” and “dermatitis” are two terms often used to describe the same skin condition, though the two types of dermatitis that are most often referred to as “eczema” are atopic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis/eczema tends to become a chronic condition and is more difficult to treat. Eczema, also known as atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is an acute or chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by a itching red rash .  The lesions when scratched become weepy and crusted.

The condition often begins in infancy and continues  into adulthood.

What Causes Eczema : The original cause of eczema is not clearly understood from a Western Medicine point of view.  In most cases eczema appears in infancy.  Though there has been no proof yet that eczema is inherited, young children are more susceptible to contracting eczema, the chance of you developing eczema  after the age of 20 is rare.

In many cases of eczema the itchy rash gets worse as a reaction to certain foods or environments such as milk, eggs, soybeans, fish and wheat.

You should try to avoid situations that cause other allergy symptoms, as these symptoms could trigger an eczema attack… such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat, symptoms like these can cause eczema to flare up… if possible avoid inhaling dust mites or pollen.

Known Eczema Causes :

  • Milk
  • Peanuts
  • Eggs
  • Soybeans
  • Soaps…they remove the natural oils from skin
  • Dust Mites
  • Wheat
  • Wool…blankets, clothing,
  • Pollen
  • Stress

Chinese herbs have long been used in home remedies for the treatment of many different skin infections and irritations. Chinese herbs work to attack the underlying cause and bring balance back to the skin.

Chinese home remedies for eczema have been proven to be a great alternative to more conventional methods.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is accepted that Chi (pronounced “Chee” ) an essential internal energy that flows through our bodies … It is a proven fact that a well balanced Chi circulation is necessary for the correct function of all systems in your body.

The correct balance of Chi is essential for good health, poor Chi circulation causes disruption of various functions in the body leading to illness and disease.

Every organ has its own Chi and any illnesses with in each organ can be seen in terms of an imbalance of this Chi.  Diseases, of the skin, are complicated by the fact they involve the Chi of several organs. This is the case with eczema.

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory states that Eczema can develop pre-birth and during breast feeding due to the mothers diet choices. Eating  fatty, spicy, fried or sweet foods, or fish.

This causes a deficiency of her Spleen Chi. This imbalance of Spleen Chi is passed on to the baby. Foods are not processed into usable energy.  Instead, Dampness and Heat accumulate internally. Damp-Heat is an unhealthy condition which often leads to disease, disease that presents its self in your skin and causes eczema lesions.

Certain foods can cause this to happen more quickly…if the baby is feed too much dairy, spicy or sweet foods.

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is based on the belief that the five elements, water, earth, metal, wood and fire all play a key part in the balance of yin and yang within the body.

In the case of eczema, an overheated blood flow can cause eczema, and outer dampness can creep into the skin as well, causing the skin to become dry, flaky and cracked.

Chinese University Of  Hong Kong

A recent study of 85 patients by the Chinese University Of  Hong Kong has shown positive results when using Chinese Remedies  in treating Etopic Dermatitis (eczema) as reported in the British Journal Of Dermatology.

The five Chinese Herbal Medicines used to treat eczema were :

  1. Japanese honeysuckle
  2. Peppermint
  3. Root bark of peony tree
  4. Underground stem of the herb atractylodes
  5. Amur cork-tree bark

To read more details follow this link  Home Remedies For Eczema

Other effective Chinese  home remedies for eczema include various Chinese natural herbs mixed into freeze-dried powders which can be applied directly to the skin. Symptoms such as redness, itching and inflammation can immediately be alleviated with such treatments.

These are best sought from a Chinese Doctor or Herbalist in your area after a consultation.

Dr. David Atherton of Great Ormond Street Hospital in England recently conducted a study involving Chinese home remedies for eczema, and discovered dramatic improvements in the skin’s appearance when such methods were utilized.

Chinese home remedies for eczema are definitely a viable alternative to conventional treatments.

A consultation with a qualified practitioner of  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is advised for long term relief from eczema symptoms, but there are several natural remedies you can safely implement at home straight away… like removing skin irritants and allergy causing foods or adjusting environmental factors as listed under eczema causes …

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