Stasis Dermatitis

Stasis Dermatitis (also called Stasis Eczema, Gravitational Eczema, or Varicose Eczema) is a common skin disorder characterized by an itchy rash on the lower legs. It is commonly seen in patients with chronic varicose veins or who have had a clot in the deep leg veins (deep vein thrombosis). Holistic treatment utilizes both internal herbs and topical creams.

Leaf-2a  What’s Unique About *My* Stasis Dermatitis?

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 stasis dermatitis is highly effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as edema, varicose veins and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…

Leaf-2f  When Will I Be Better?

A treatment course for stasis dermatitis 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 4 to 6 months of treatment (or even 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 stasis dermatitis.

Leaf-2gWhat About Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be beneficial to increase circulation and improve blood flow, but it’s really herbal medicine that is the mainstay of treatment for stasis dermatitis. Acupuncture is considered a secondary modality. If your time and budget allow for acupuncture treatment, then it will be included as part of the overall treatment plan. If not, internal herbs and topical creams and salves will provide effective treatment on their own.