Unfortunately, biomedicine doesn't always have a good answer for treating eczema, and many people find that treatments don't work for very long.
A skilled acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist will be able to create a personalized treatment plan that will lead you on the path to stopping the itching and healing your skin from the inside out. This process can take some time, but it is possible to have clear, healthy skin!
Here are some things you can do at home, in addition to working with an acupuncturist who specializes in dermatology, to help heal your skin:
- Take a probiotic - an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria can contribute to eczema.
- Take omega 3 fatty acids - omega 3 fatty acids help break the inflammation cycle
- Do an elimination diet to learn what (if any) foods you may be sensitive to. If you're constantly eating something that is irritating to your gut, it'll show up in your skin.
If you're in the Portland area, feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me to discuss the possibility of Chinese medicine working to treat your eczema!