Dyshidrotic (Pompholyx) Eczema

Dyshidrotic (or Pompholyx) Eczema is a common skin disorder characterized by blistering lesions primarily on the hands (although the feet can also be affected). The typical pattern of dyshidrotic eczema consists of a “blistering phase” where fluid-filled bumps appear deep in the skin which may be itchy or burning. This is followed by a “dry phase” with thickening of the skin, cracking or crusting and possible itching. These phases can alternate in a repeating cycle, or may sometimes occur at the same time.

Leaf-2a  What’s Unique About *My* Dyshidrotic Eczema?

In holistic dermatology, everyone’s case of eczema is unique. Chinese herbal treatment focuses on the underlying “patterns of disharmony” associated with each individual’s skin problems. How can we tell what patterns you have? Read more…

Leaf-2c  Why Go Holistic?

Holistic treatment for dyshidrotic eczema (or pompholyx) is effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as digestive complaints, fatigue, insomnia and others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…

Leaf-2f  When Will I Be Better?

A treatment course for eczema varies depending on the severity and duration of the condition. Mild cases with a recent onset generally clear up within a month of treatment. Serious cases can take up to four months of treatment (or longer) to fully resolve.  We treat until the condition is stable. Once this happens, the body naturally remains in a healthy state on its own.

Leaf  Does Herbal Medicine Really Work?

Herbal medicine is one of the most effective methods to address underlying imbalances and completely heal dyshidrotic eczema. Topical herb soaks and creams provide immediate relief to the hands (and/or the feet) during the blistering phase. During drier phases, salves and creams are used. Internal herbal teas are key for complete and long-term healing from within.

Leaf-2g  What About Acupuncture?

Holistic treatment for dyshidrotic eczema mainly relies on herbs and botanicals. Some patients also do a course of acupuncture treatment, but it’s generally for the underlying stress or for overall health and well-being. We rarely recommend acupuncture for the specific treatment of dyshidrotic eczema as herbal medicine is far more direct and powerful.