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Homeopathy for Eczema by Loma Lux – Heals From The Inside Out

The Eczema Company is proud to now offer homeopathy for eczema! We’ve interviewed Loma Lux so they can tell you all about their homeopathic pill and how it works.

ILW: A homeopathic remedy for eczema in pill form? Sounds interesting, what is it and how does it work?

Loma Lux: Yes, we make a tiny little pill that dissolves under the tongue, like all homeopathic granules. This one is formulated just for eczema and we call it the Eczema Pill. Unlike topical products which treat the surface of the skin, this homeopathic remedy for eczema works differently, attacking eczema at the source, by stimulating the body’s own recovery response. Used regularly, our homeopathic remedy for eczema helps prevent flare ups from occurring and can lead to clearer, healthy, itch-free skin day after day. Read more

Acupressure for Eczema: A Home Remedy for Itchy Skin

By Dr. Amy Duong (bio below)

As a part of my clinical practice, I use acupuncture to treat acute and chronic medical conditions.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, qi or energy flows in networks or channels, similar to our blood flowing in blood vessels.  Health may be defined as an abundant and free flow of qi in the body.  Practitioners of acupuncture use needles to unblock these meridians throughout the body.  With acupressure on the other hand, needles are not required. Pressure can be applied with finger pads to certain points and can similarly help contribute to the body’s ability to adjust the imbalances in qi flow.

My personal journey with eczema and as a practitioner of acupuncture, I’ve developed an insight on the use of acupuncture and acupressure for eczema – specifically for relieving the itch.  I remember as a young girl, my eczema usually flared at the insides of my elbows and behind my knees.  I would itch these areas and cause open lesions of red, flaky skin. During my studies, I found that these two areas are most commonly affected by inflammatory skin conditions because they perform two important functions: release heat and relieve itching.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine they have two points, related to these parts of the body, that can be targeted specifically for the treatment of eczema and other skin conditions that express themselves as internal heat with the red lesions and the persistent itching.

The point near the elbow is called Large intestine 11.  This point is located at the lateral edge of the inner elbow crease near the elbow bone.  This point has the action to clear heat, cools the blood, and alleviates itching.

Large Intestine 11

Photo credit: A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman

The point behind the knee is called Urinary Bladder 40.  This point is located at the back of the knee, midway on the crease.  This point cools the blood and clears heat, which makes it indicated for eczema and itchiness.

Urinary Bladder 40

Photo credit: A Manual of Acupuncture by Peter Deadman

A great home remedy for itchy skin from conditions like eczema is to apply pressure to these points. You can try to apply pressure yourself or have a partner press on these two points for period of 1-2 minutes with steady stimulation using your thumb to rub in a circular motion. Try this daily for 1-2 weeks regularly and determine if you find any relief in the sensation of heat, the number of lesions, and itchiness. Hopefully it will work for you as well as it did for those in this clinical study proving the affects.

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Related Post: Healing Eczema with Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine

Related Products: Skin Care For Itchy, Red, Dry Eczema

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amy duong becomes a naturopath after her struggles with eczema

Bio: Dr. Amy Duong completed her Naturopathic Doctorate at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, where she also trained in Acupuncture. She offers general naturopathic care with a special focus on skin disorders including eczema, acne and psoriasis as well as anxiety, depression and digestive concerns. Currently, Dr. Duong is based in Connecticut where she sees many lovely patients of all ages with common skin conditions and other medical concerns in her naturopathic medical practice.

Please visit Dr. Amy Duong’s website for more information and to work with her through phone or Skype consultations.  Dr. Amy’s patients come from around the world and it’s her passion to help everyone on their path to clear skin. Stay in touch through Instragram or check out her informative YouTube videos. You can read her previous articles for our blog here.

Click Here for a FREE 15 Minute Consultation with Dr. Amy Duong

What Is The Atopic March?

By Dr. Peter Lio (bio below)

The concept of the “Atopic March” is compelling: seeing children who start with atopic dermatitis (eczema), then develop asthma, and finally develop allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is a fairly common pattern. Some have discussed that increased gut permeability (“leaky gut“) with or without actual food allergies or intolerances may come even before the eczema, and there are some studies that support this idea. Many ideas have been suggested for this progression, from maturation of the immune system to environmental factors, but it has largely remained an observation without much understanding. Read more

6 Steps to Improve The Confidence Of Children With Eczema

By Aradhana Pandey (Bio below)

Preparing your little one for school ought to be one of the proudest moments of your life. It seems like just yesterday that you held them in your warm embrace for the first time. Today, you see them all grown up and set to face a brand new chapter in their life. Until now, your child mostly spent their time playing with you or a few friends that they made at a park down the road. School will expose them to many other kids who may not quite be like them. It’s only now that your child will begin to notice that not everyone has eczema and not all are troubled by the constant itching. As the other kids start to point it out, your child may lose confidence and go into their shell. Ensure you are aware of the possibilities which may arise, and take necessary precautions and action to keep your child from losing their morale. Here are 6 simple steps that can help improve the confidence of children with eczema. Read more

Are you Allergic to your wedding ring?

Over the past few years I’ve noticed the skin around my ring finger can get especially dry and flaky in the winter. But I do also get dry between my other fingers, although not as bad, so I never really took much notice. I’d apply some cream and call it a day. But then, just the other day I realized I had a rash from my wedding ring! The skin was red, a little bumpy and extremely itchy just around where my wedding ring sits. The skin on my other fingers was not affected on either hand.

Could I be allergic to my wedding ring?! GASP!

I did what anyone would do in this type of situation and I googled it. And to my shock, pages after pages of information appeared with others experiencing this exact same thing – wedding ring rash. Read more

Three Lessons Learned from the History of Food Allergies

By Dr. Matthew Smith (bio below)

In 1933, the story of Marie, an allergic walrus, was published in the Journal of the Medical Veterinary Association.  Marie had been brought to a California zoo as a young pup and, lacking walrus breast-milk, her keepers fed her condensed cow’s milk instead.  Marie reacted badly, suffering from asthma, eczema, conjunctivitis, hair loss and “gastric distress.”  The symptoms continued until her teeth came in, allowing her to eat crustaceans and other suitable food, and soon she became a beloved zoo performer.

Marie’s story is a fascinating example how, by the early 1930s, even veterinarians were aware of the role food could play in triggering allergic symptoms.  This should not be terribly surprising.  Long before the term allergy was coined in 1906 by Austrian pediatrician, Clemens von Pirquet (1875-1929), physicians recognized that food could cause strange reactions in their patients.  None other than Hippocrates wrote 2,500 years ago that while cheese was an excellent food for most, others, when they ate it, “came off badly.” Read more

Advanced Allergy Therapeutics: a Natural Treatment for Allergies

Today we have a Q&A with Sam Del Vecchioof, acupunturist and a practitioner of Advanced Allergy Therapeutics at his clinic, Alternative Allergy Solutions. You can check out his full bio below. I’m really interested in Sam’s approach as it has some similarties to NAET treatment (which my son, Tristan had done a while ago – read about it here – and that I’m going through now as well), but is quite different, as you’ll read below. You know we love anything holistic, so I was thrilled to learn about this natural treatment for allergies!

 

ILW: What is Advanced Allergy Therapeutics?

Sam: Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, or AAT, is a clinically proven treatment that is highly effective in relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. It’s a therapeutic approach that was developed from over 16 years of clinical research. AAT treatment does not rely on the use of medications, herbal remedies or supplements, and is both safe and painless. It works directly with the relationship between the major organ systems and inappropriate reactions to harmless substances. While the immune system is responsible for initiating an immune reaction in the case of true allergies, it is the health and state of the organ systems that often determines the type of symptoms that may arise. With both sensitivities and allergies, symptoms typically stem from the organ system affected. For example, one patient may have a reaction to soybeans by getting rashes while another patient may react with sinus congestion, heartburn, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The symptoms in each of these cases represent a different organ system involved. By treating the organ system(s) involved in a reaction, the body is able to respond more appropriately. Read more

4 Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality & Breathe Easier

By Julian Cox (bio below)

There is a good chance the air you breathe in your home is abundant in harmful gases. These gases could be wreaking havoc on your respiratory system by further aggravating your or a loved one’s asthma and allergies.

These three gases can have a direct impact on your respiratory health if found in high concentrations indoors:

  • Formaldehyde – this study found a correlation between formladyhyde and childhood asthma.
  • Toluene & acetaldehyde – exposure to these two gasses is associated with a high rate of asthma according to this study.
  • Xylene – a VOC found in solvents.

How do these gases make their way into your home? They are found in building materials, cleaning products, carpeting, cosmetics, paints, synthetic fragrances, cigarette smoke, waxed paper, and pressed wood products. Read more

Why Natural Fibers are Essential for Eczema Clothing

By Gabriella Diesendorf (with editing by Jennifer Roberge)

Natural fabrics are composed of fibers made by plants and animals. Some natural fabrics include cotton, linen, hemp, cashmere, silk and wool. When you wear clothes made of natural fabric, you just feel good because you’re wearing fibers that are breathable, lightweight and biodegradable. On top of that, natural fabrics absorb perspiration, making them breathable, and less likely to cause irritation and trigger an eczema flare.

Here are some specific benefits of natural fibers that will interest anyone with eczema:

  • Cotton and bamboo are the most breathable and are best for moisture wicking.
  • Hemp oil has natural antimicrobial properties, as seen in this study, so in theory minimally processed hemp fabric would retain these properties.

Read more

How to Use Castor Oil for Eczema Relief

By Dr. Amy Duong

Today, I want to explain the benefits and use of castor oil packs as an eczema treatment.  First, a little bit about what makes castor oil so special. Castor oil is made from the plant Ricinus communis (castor bean) and has been used historically for many reasons – most commonly internally as a laxative and externally for pain and inflammation.  The active component in castor oil is considered to be ricinoleic acid and has been proven to reduce inflammation and exhibit analgesic (pain-relieving) effects in studies like this one.

As a naturopathic doctor specializing in skin conditions, such as eczema, there are a couple of organs in the body that are key players that I focus my attention towards, which I have outlined below: Read more

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