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Eczema is a chronic skin disorder which causes intense itching.  Eczema is often said to be “the itch that rashes” because the itch precedes the rash and inflammation.  Scratching the itch then leads to inflammation. Eczema is best understood as a group of skin conditions that have similar types of inflammation.   Eczema rashes are often dry and the skin may thicken from scratching.  Eczema is also prone to becoming infected. For thousands of years, Chinese medicine physicians have used acupuncture and herbs to help different types of  eczema. The therapy is targeted to stop the itching and regulate the inflammation. Types of eczema There are many types of eczema which acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.  Here is a list