Holistic treatment for eczema of the hands and feet 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. In addition, the side effects of herbal treatment are minimal (rarely being more serious than loose stools).
The #1 reason people choose holistic medicine is that it works. Healing from the inside-out is the only way to address the individual causes of each person’s eczema. We recommend internal herbs together with herb soaks for the hands (and feet). By addressing the underlying root, we break the cycle of flares and completely clear the skin.
Western medicine generally treats dyshidrotic eczema with strong topical corticosteroids that penetrate the thick skin of the palms and soles. These strong corticosteroids can ultimately cause thinning of the skin (atrophy that can be irreversible), local bleeding, and increased risk of infection. Potassium permanganate soaks may also be recommended which can be painful, cause burning, and do not address the underlying root of the problem.
For eczema of the hands and feet, Chinese medicine is truly an excellent treatment.