Depending on the situation, we like to use acupuncture to treat eczema. It may should a little counter-intuitive, because the skin is already in such a bad condition, why stimulate it further with needles?
At Chinese Doc Singapore, Physician Julia works with gentle acupuncture to successfully treat eczema. In many of the cases, patients have even decided to use acupuncture alone because it is so effective. In other situation, the patients opt for herbal intervention to further reduce inflammation and speed up the recovery timeline.
How does acupuncture work? At one level, it serves to downregulate a hyper-stimulated nervous system. When you are suffering from eczema (and the same is true for Topical Steroid Withdrawal), the nervous system is hyper-stimulated because you feel the need to scratch, especially at night.
When the skin is flaring, the nervous system is amped up by several notches, resulting in vexation, irritability, inability sleep, feeling of heat in parts of the body, as well as a constant need to scratch. In such a situation, as many patient can attest to, the acupuncture can be very calming, and this calm mostly stays with the patient even after they leave the clinic.
Acupuncture is also able to sooth local inflammation on the skin, whether they present as skin reddening, bumps and nodules, or even weepy erosions. If you are suffering from an eczema flare, you need try once to find out how your body responds to acupuncture.