Absolutely, acupuncture can help with eczema and dry skin. You should find someone locally to treat your mother-in-law, because acupuncture treats the patient, and every disease has different causes and variables. I cannot recommend anything more than finding an acupuncturist locally.
Yes, acupuncture and herbs can help her a lot. It not only helps her eczema, but balance her energy. I will suggest to find a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and get treatment soon.
Thank you for asking question,
Shuko Ward DAOM, LAc., Dipl.OM, FABORM
Acupuncture can help with skin conditions. However, the herbal will be more effective than acupuncture along. It would be better to see your mother-in-law to know how to help her for her skin.
Yes, acupuncture and TCM work wonders for eczema and dry skin. Since eczema and many other skin conditions are just symptoms of internal imbalance, acupuncture addresses these imbalances and once that is resolved the skin heals. Most patients see results within the first 4 to 6 weeks of treatment, depending on the severity of their condition. Yes, I would definitely recommend trying acupuncture as treatment.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Acupuncture may offer a way to balance over all health to decrease episodes of eczema but acupuncture needles should never be placed through skin that has any type of abrasion, rash, open wound, etc. The skin itself must be intact and a healthy area.
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In Eastern medicine, eczema is considered a physical reaction of the body to an internal imbalance. Once this imbalance is treated both with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, it will naturally affect the reaction we know as eczema and dry skin.