Homeopathy and Eczema
By Peter Klapper
Eczema is a dermatitis causing inflammation of the skin. Those who suffer from eczema are keenly aware that conventional medicine struggles to deal with this often highly uncomfortable illness, and treatments are symptom based rather than curative.
Fortunately, there is evidence from both clinical trials and patient outcome studies demonstrating homeopathy provides positive results in the treatment of eczema. A recent study of 118 eczema patients published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine journal showed homeopathy was as effective as standard conventional treatments in the short-term and more effective than them in the longer term.
Additionally, patients themselves have reported improvements in their condition after homeopathic eczema treatment. A six-year study by Bristol Homeopathic Hospital found 82 per cent of eczema patients under 16 said they felt “better” or “much better.” Similar results have been reported at the other homeopathic hospitals.
Further, A skin clinic here in the states had positive findings in treating a total of 29 patients with seborrheic dermatitis (facial eczema with dandruff). Approximately half the patients were randomly allocated to receive homeopathic medicine and the others received dummy medicine (placebo); they were not told which treatment group they were in. After a period of 10-week treatments, the group that received the homeopathic medicine reported more improvement in skin symptoms than the group that received placebo.
Often there is no rhyme or reason to an outbreak, eczema can be caused by anything from a change in temperature to simply stress.
Here is a brief overview of our USDA Certified Organic Homeopathic Medicines in this treatment.
Hydrocotyle Asiatica (Pennywort): A great variety of skin affections have been cured with this remedy, including acne, eczema, pemphigus, intolerable itching, etc.
Natrum muriaticum (Sea Salt): Treats dryness and cracking of skin, eczema, psoriasis, herpetic eruptions, and more. Stimulates healing on a very deep level.
Lappa Arctium (Burdock): Helps treat eczema from the inside via balancing organ imbalance causing eczema. Been extensively proved, notably by Dr. Jeanes and Dr. S. A. Jones. Has been used since antiquity to ease itchy skin and eczema related symptoms.
Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion): Packed with protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin C and A, potassium, and riboflavin. Powerful anti-inflammatory. Helps to detox liver. Long history of medical use to remedy skin ailments including eczema.
Ruta Graveolens (Rue): Not only does it treat pain and inflammation it also can relieve itchy skin making it an excellent addition to our Eczema Control.
Iris Versicolor (Northern Blue Flag): This remedy has a wide application in the treatment of skin disease, apparently aiding the skin by working through the liver, the main detoxifying organ of the body. It may be used in skin eruptions and for more chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis, it is valuable as a part of a wider treatment.
Thuja occidentalis (Northern White Cedar): Helps fight bacterial skin infections, cold sores, and respiratory tract infections.
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