Tired of the insatiable itch of eczema?

Updated: Feb 19


Atopic dermatitis or what is commonly known as eczema is one of the many diseases that still do not have a definitive cure. Eczema does not choose any type of person to affect as anyone at any age can have it. What’s particularly insufferable about it is the dryness and red rashes that it causes the skin of the one who has it plus the pruritus. Pruritus is severe itching of the skin which when the patient gives in to, will cause lacerations in the skin and may leave it in an undesirable condition. What’s more is the ability of pruritus to devitalize the person with eczema most especially if he or she is a child.


Acupuncture Diminishes Pruritus


Yes, you’ve read it right. If you know someone or you yourself has been suffering from the unbearable symptoms of eczema especially pruritus, you need to go to an acupuncturist! In a clinical trial in Illinois published 2011, fifteen (15) subjects enrolled in the study of how acupuncture can help people with atopic dermatitis. The study went from the year 2009 until 2011 (two years), and at the end of the trial, the control group noted how the itching that they have been encountering has lessened all throughout the process.


Study-based Treatment for AD-related Pruritus


Even other studies regarding acupuncture’s effectivity have also proven how the reduction of the intensity of pruritus is the most satisfying part of undergoing the sessions most especially if it’s done in LI11 point. It should be noted that the people who have undergone the process are actually suffering from chronic eczema. Therefore, there is still hope for those who are getting more and more anxious and irritated with the constant itching due to eczema. As for the people with moderate AD, they have the option to undergo acupressure as an evidence-based alternative treatment to reduce the AD-related pruritus.


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