Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Eczema
From the perspective of Western medicine, eczema is a skin disease classified as dermatitis. It is characterized by the inflammation of the epidermis or top layer of the skin. Patients suffering from eczema often have personal, family history of eczema, asthma, hay fever, as these are all allergic conditions associated with similar immunological dysfunctions. For treatment, Western medicine focuses on controlling the inflammation caused by this immunological disturbance.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, eczema can be caused by both internal and external factors. Eczema is not just a skin disease but a symptom of another illness. If patient suffer from eczema, it means something is not right with overall health. TCM practitioner use traditional Chinese herbs for the treatment of eczema. The treatment focuses on improving the general health of the body and not just eliminating the skin disorder.
Chinese Herbs for Eczema
1) Xiao Feng Wan (Xiao Feng San) is also known as Tang-Kuei and Arctium Formula or Wind Dispersing Powder, is a Chinese herbal medicine which helps recovery from skin lesions such as eczema, urticaria, psoriasis and diaper rash.
Where to buy: Xiao Feng Wan
How to use: Xiao Feng Wan can be used in the forms of powder and capsules.
2) Jin Yin Hua is also known as honeysuckle flower. It has the ability to help healing all kinds of skin issues.
Where to buy: Honeysuckle
How to use: Jin Yin Hua is available in many different forms including tea, extract, essence, powder and capsules.
3) Jin Lu Mei (Witch hazel) can be used to relieve itchy skin and reduce symptoms of eczema. It can be used externally as anti-itch cream.
Where to buy: Witch Hazel
4) Yiganerjing Antibacterial Ointment is suitable for eczema, psoriasis, acne and all kinds of skin diseases. It is used externally as topical ointment.
Where to buy: Yiganerjing Antibacterial Ointment