In biomedicine, eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin characterised by redness, dryness and itching.
Acupuncture for Eczema
Research studies have shown that acupuncture can reduce the inflammatory condition of eczema, which can reduce the itchiness.
However, acupuncture is not strong enough to help any more than this. For the majority of skin problems, the best form of holistic treatment is Chinese herbal medicine.
Chinese herbal medicine became famous back in the 1980's by it's ability to treat skin disorders such as eczema. Chinese herbs are better able to clear out the heat and nourish the blood to allow skin regrowth than acupuncture alone. Treatment can take several months.