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The National Eczema Association has published an article about acupuncture, acupressure and eczema suggesting that the use of acupressure to help deal with eczema is encouraging, and that it “appears very safe and is inexpensive.”
Dr Li, a California licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who specializes in treating skin conditions, also suggests herbal supplements to help detoxify the body in order to support healthier skin. She further recommends eliminating alcohol, coffee, gluten, spicy food, dairy products, nuts, seafood, and red meat from the diet for a period of time. That’s a tough list of restrictions, but Dr Li and others promote the connection between diet and the health of your skin, so it may be worth it to avoid common allergens or irritants for awhile and judge the effect for yourself. Be patient—some recommendations range from one month all the way up to six months of strict dieting to alleviate eczema.
Have you tried acupressure, supplements or special diets to relieve eczema?