Yes, acupuncture and even herbal medicine can be very effective for treating eczema. Western medicine often masks symptoms rather than getting to the root of why they are occurring. Acupuncture and/or herbal medicine can help discover the underlying imbalance which is causing the eczema to occur, thus treating the root.
Hope your sister feels great soon,
Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Of course, every person is different and how they respond to acupuncture is different as well. Acupuncture can help with eczema. Results vary based on the severity of the eczema. Steroid creams are effective, but are only a temporary fix. Acupuncture treats the eczema from the inside out. It might require some time to see results.
It's possible that acupuncture Chinese Medicine (herbs) would be a better choice for cost-effective treatment or even just Chinese herbs. Our goal is always to find the most cost-effective method of treatment. Acupuncture is amazing and can help most conditions, but it's not always the most affordable and sometimes the number of sessions needed makes it a poor choice.
I hope this answer helps.
The principle of acupuncture treatment is to make our organs function well and to eliminate the problems of our bodies.