Can acupuncture help eczema?

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Dr. Daniel Hsu, DAOM
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
Eczema is difficult to treat using just acupuncture alone. This is because skin lesions caused by eczema are generally not areas of the skin in which acupuncturists like to insert needles. If eczema lesions occur in areas where needles actually need to be inserted, then acupuncture treatments will be difficult. A practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine will often use internal as well as topical herbal remedies to treat eczema.

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