Eczema causes terrible itching. The itching in many cases is what leads to the development of dry, irritated, and inflamed skin associated with eczema. I often use acupuncture to help control the itching in eczema.
A research paper from last year showed that acupuncture helps to reduce itching in people with eczema. In this study, the researched caused a hypersensitivity reaction in eczema patients. Then, they used acupuncture to help reduce that itching.
In my NYC Acupuncture clinic I often use acupuncture to help patients with itching from eczema. I find that auricular and body acupuncture combination to be the most effective. After the acupuncture, I often will use magnet stickers in ear acupuncture points that correspond to the specific area of the body the itch is found.
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