top of page

Call (852) 2526 7908   |   Whatsapp (852) 9855 2840   |   Email:   |   Room 1003, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

  • Writer's picturetroysing

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Eczema

Updated: May 5, 2021

Eczema typically presents itself as blotchy, itchy, or irritated skin. It is a group of skin conditions that cause sufferers both mental and physical discomfort. The symptoms of eczema can be treated with the use of steroids and topical medicines however it may lead to unwanted side effects. People with Eczema often experience reoccurrences of the condition leading to a chronic cycle of suffering.

People suffering from eczema may turn towards treatments in Traditional Chinese medicine in hopes of easing their symptoms whilst minimizing the side effects. Many people can benefit from alternative treatments such as dietary changes, the use of supplements, or both. Integrating a healthy lifestyle, acupuncture, and traditional herbs can also help to reduce the severity of eczema symptoms and in some cases cure the disease. If you're suffering from a chronic skin condition, be sure to visit our Internal Health page for more information.

This article will briefly cover Chinese Medicine for Eczema and provide you with some useful dietary changes that you can implement straight away to try to reduce your eczema symptoms. If your skin condition is causing you chronic discomfort you should aim to seek professional help. Our clinic has been helping patients for over 30 years. We aim to get to the root of the disease and help you cure your body. If you're interested in making a booking you can follow this link here. Alternatively, you can call 2526 7908 or email

Article Contents:

Chronic Eczema Patterns and Symptoms

  • Develops gradually from an acute condition

  • It may affect any part of the body

  • Rough, thick, dry, and scaly skin

  • Severe itching

  • Distinct border with pigment sedimentation

How Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Help With Eczema?

Adults suffering from eczema can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments.

In a study conducted by Japanese researchers, they studied 274 men and women who had eczema for an average of 12 years. One-third of the study patients had severe symptoms, with patches of dry, itchy, inflamed skin covering over 10% of their body. Chinese herbal remedies were used in accordance with their symptoms.

Within 4 months of the treatment, 87% of the patient reported that they were symptom-free. Additionally, 12% of the patients reported that there was considerable improvement.

More research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for Eczema is still needed, however, the results are promising. See the details of the full study outline above here on WebMD.

Our clinic has over thirty years of experience in helping patients get to the root of their symptoms. If you're interested in seeing our experienced practitioners who can help you with your skin condition, follow this link.

Possible Dietary Changes for Eczema

Dietary changes can help to alleviate the symptoms of eczema. Greasy, fried foods, and sweets may worsen your skin condition. In addition, the following foods ought to be closely monitored and avoided if your body proves to be reactive towards them:

1) glutinous foods

2) wheat

3) corn

4) eggs

5) shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster)

6) juice

7) nuts

8) spicy, fermented or pickled foods

9) coffee

10) chocolate

In order to determine whether your body is reactive towards a particular type of food, you can remove it from your diet for ten days to see if your skin condition improves. You can reintroduce the food type and watch for any reactions expressed on your skin, digestion or mood.

Adding foods rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene (such as squash, carrots, and pumpkin) along with leafy greens can be beneficial for improving your skin condition. Adding seaweed, mung beans, and adzuki beans can also be helpful.

Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatments For Eczema

We can try to manage the condition ourselves to some extent, however, it is always best to seek professional help for the best results. At Health Wise we'll work together to create a custom solution to suit your body composition. We will create a herbal formula based on your unique pattern of symptoms.

If you're looking for a way to manage the discomfort, let us help you with your condition. Our clinic has over thirty years of experience in helping patients get to the root of their symptoms. If you're interested in seeing our experienced practitioners who can help you with your skin condition, follow this link.

Learn More About Chinese Medicine

We hope that this article was helpful and informative. Here's another series of articles that we think may be beneficial:

We aim to continue to provide more useful Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture information at our Health Wise Chinese Medicine's Newsletter page.

Visit this link here to find other blog articles.

Keep up to date with our latest articles by following our social media!

134 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page