Atopic dermatitis

eczema or atopic eczema


Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema and atopic eczema, belongs to one of the very frequent diseases in our time. In Germany about three million people are affected and annually the number rises around 7%. For the traditional western medicine atopic dermatitis is considered as incurable. However, there is a way to handle this illness. Based on our experiences the Chinese medicine (TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine) offers good chances for healing atopic dermatitis.

Usually, atopic dermatitis patients go to the dermatologist from whom they get ointments including cortisone as the most important medicament. In contrast, the Chinese medicine understands atopic dermatitis as a systemic disease. The skin is not the origin of atopic dermatitis, which is a disturbance of the immune system, but instead the victim. The eczema which is visible on the skin has its seeds in a disturbance of the infectious behaviour.

The therapy of atopic dermatitis requires the knowledge of the individual disease history. Individually composed dispensings from raw drugs are applied as decoction. For an acute treatment of the atopic dermatitis bout the diverse acupunncture techniques can be helpful.

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