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.

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) Yiganerjing Antibacterial Ointment Creams 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 Creams

Chinese Herbal Tea to Treat Eczema

Teas made from Chinese herbs are often used to treat eczema. The combination of herbs varies and depends upon the severity of the eczema and the suspected cause of the eczema. Some of these herbs used for herbal teas include Fang Feng, Gan Cao, Ku Shen, Mu Dan Pi, Sheng Di Huang, Shi Gao, Tian Men Dong, Yi Yi Ren and Zhi Mu.

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