Is there a holistic alternative eczema treatment? Yes – it’s called TCM Dermatology! Eczema is a stubborn and complex inflammatory skin issue that can be tricky to treat with conventional medicine alone the good news is that it responds very well to a holistic approach. At my TCM Dermatology Clinic in Tampa, FL I specialize in helping complex and tricky skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne. The cool thing is I am able to work with patients all over the country to help them take control of their eczema using a holistic natural approach!
The problems with the western medicine approach
Western Medical treatment of skin problems (acne, eczema, psoriasis) relies on suppressive drugs like steroids & antibiotics. Short term this can be effective but the biggest side effect is dependency. You usually experience a strong withdrawal where your condition flares up (which can be worse than before). You’re usually told to use this medication for life. The good news is there is another option.
How TCM Dermatology can help your eczema
TCM Dermatology has been used for thousands of years to treat skin conditions. Instead of only trying to stop inflammation, our goal is to restore balance to your entire body so it can heal your skin naturally. By restoring balance to your skin from the outside in and the inside out you get long term remission of skin conditions that can last for years
I’ve found using a 3 step process to produce the best results. Don’t expect a magic pill that cures your skin overnight – for most conditions this process takes 3 to 12 months.
Dr. Josh’s 3 step process to healing skin conditions like eczema:
1. Get symptoms under control (reduce inflammation).
2. Restore correct function to the skin.
3. Stabilize (Strengthen the underlying weaknesses to reduce imbalances from getting out of control again).
To treat dermatological skin conditions Dr. Hanson will first evaluate your lesions (Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, etc) and write you a custom herbal prescription that will be shipped to your house. We generally will use both an internal custom herbal formula and a topical herbal medicine to treat your skin condition from both the outside and the inside. You will meet with Dr. Hanson (phone/video/in-person) every 3 weeks to re-evaluate your progress. Expect changes to take 3-4 weeks to start noticing results. Long term results for most conditions will need 3 – 12 months to provide lasting resolution and long term stability. If you stop your treatment too early your symptoms will return because your internal environment hasn’t changed enough.
Before / After
The good news
If you’re dealing with eczema, especially if it’s itchy and doesn’t respond well to steroids or other topicals don’t worry – there is a lot that can be done! TCM Dermatology has been used for thousands of years to help skin conditions and has a time tested history. As long as you’re in the United States, we can work together and help to restore function to your skin so it can heal.