Understanding eczema through Traditional Chinese Medicine will give to you a different perspective and provide an outlook on how to permanently clear eczema from your skin.
Eczema can be an annoying, persistent condition for those affected. The stubborn oozing, blisters, patches of redness and rashes on the skin are a clear sign that you are suffering from eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis.
Steroids, antihistamines, even immunosuppressants may alleviate the symptoms for a short while, unfortunately, there is no cure for the condition since the cause is unclear, according to Western medicine.
Let’s see how Chinese medicine outlines a natural cure of eczema.
Treating Eczema with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine, often just called TCM, goes back 4000 years and originated in China, where it’s still practiced today in the country’s health system.
TCM looks at the exterior and interior of the body as being interconnected. What appears on the skin is a reflection of what is happening inside the body. If the body is not in balance, for any of many possible reasons, then a sickness will occur.
This simple paradigm, can get very complex when we dive into the details of TCM. We use terms like dampness, heat, cold, fire, earth and so on to describe conditions which tends to sound very weird for anybody who is used to western medicine.
As you read on, don’t take these terms literally, they are just words that TCM uses to describe groups of energies and pathogens that are acting on your body.
Ok, with that out of the way, let’s see what causes eczema.
Causes and Chinese Herbal Formulas for Eczema
TCM believes eczema is caused by wind, dampness and heat through factors both outside and inside the body. Outside factors include climate and seasonal changes, environmental pathogens, and allergens.
Most commonly involved inside factors are excessive heat and dampness blocking circulation and inhibit optimal organ function. The itchiness and redness are due to heat, and the oozing and blisters are due to dampness.
Outside factors trigger the condition only when inside foundations are not strong, meaning the internal organs are not balanced. Let’s talk about how our internal organs can get thrown into an imbalance.
1. Emotional Distress
Emotional distress (anger, frustration, or revenge) hurts the Liver, creating stagnation and heat, which cause symptoms such as itchiness and dry scaling skin.
The best Chinese herbs for this type of eczema is Silkie Herb’s Dermazema.
2. Poor Diet (Weakened Spleen Function)
Excessive consumption of spicy, cold, or rich foods damage the Spleen, and create dampness, which causes symptoms such as oozing fluids. If your diet is the source of the eczema, there are a couple Chinese herbal formulas that can help.
When itchiness is severe and intolerable, stronger Chinese herbal forumlas like DermaIt+ are recommended.
3. Excessive Stress
Experiencing stress for a prolonged time harms the Heart and Lungs by generating more internal heat which can combine with the heat from emotional distress and dampness from improper food intake, to exacerbate skin conditions, such as eczema.
Over a long period of time, this can cause blood to dry out and to lose the ability to nourish the skin.
In this case, the best Chinese herbs are the DermitDry formula, which is highly recommended to replenish blood and nourish the skin.
Chinese Herbs for Eczema
To treat eczema, herbal formulas are used to clear out the dampness and the heat and to fortify organ functions.
The herbs are crucial to balance the body and treat the root of the issues. Typical ingredients in a TCM formula for Eczema are Glabrous Greenbrier Rhizome, Coix, Gardenia and Hypoglauca Collett Yam Rhizome. All of these ingredients can be found in our Chinese herbal formulas for eczema.
When buying Chinese herbs online, it’s important to look at the quality and source of their herbs. Chinese herbs picked at the height of potency are more effective than other herbs.
Here at Silkie Herbs, we use the highest integrity ingredients to create our herbal formulas. Our clients see impressive results because of the premium quality of our herbs, along with five generations of experience in Chinese medicine.
We hope you can find relief with our formulas for eczema such as Dermazema and DermaIt. If you want a tailored treatment plan, please schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained herbalists.
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