Navigation Links
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
Date:3/14/2009

Teas, acupuncture reduce itching, improve quality of life, study finds

SATURDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Certain traditional Chinese medicine, including tea and acupuncture, may safely and effectively help treat chronic eczema, a new report finds.

Use of Erka Shizheng Herbal Tea, a bath additive, creams and acupuncture over eight months greatly reduced the severity of the itchy, red skin condition and improved the quality of life of 14 atopic dermatitis (eczema) patients studied by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. The patients received the treatment at a Manhattan center for natural health.

All but one patient saw at least a 60 percent improvement in eczema severity, based on standard rating scales to measure disease activity, after a little more than three months of treatment. All but one also experienced a 50 percent increase in a quality-of-life questionnaire after about two and a half months of treatment.

The use of steroids, antibiotics and antihistamines by the patients also greatly decreased within 3 months of starting the traditional Chinese medicine. No abnormalities of liver and kidney function were observed.

Despite such positive results, which were expected to be presented in Washington, D.C., at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology's annual meeting, the researchers said people should still discuss using any complementary or alternative medicines with a physician before starting treatment.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about eczema.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, news release, March 14, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. MU researcher demonstrates non-traditional therapy is effective as pain management
2. Tibotec Submits Application to U.S. Food and Drug Administration Seeking Traditional Approval for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine)
3. Genesis Pharmaceuticals Enters Into Agreement to Purchase Hongrui Pharmaceuticals, and Acquire 22 New Traditional Chinese Medicines
4. Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
5. Survey: Americans Love for Financial Security Taking Precedence over Traditional Romance This Valentines Day
6. Traditional risk assessment tools do not accurately predict coronary heart disease
7. MAQUET Opens North Americas First VARIOP Prefabricated Operating Suite System, Allowing Space Reconfiguration in Hours, Less Disruption Than Traditional Construction
8. M. D. Andersons Cohen honored for contributions to traditional Chinese medicine
9. Dr. Paul M. Parker Is Pioneering New Advanced Lipoabdominoplasty Instead of Traditional Tummy Tuck in New Jersey
10. Stress Spikes as Economy Tanks - Psychologist Identifies Why Traditional Stress Management Techniques Dont Work, and Offers Radical New Approach
11. Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Allsup Finds Knowing the Differences Means Savings for People with Disabilities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... specialty pharmacies, has released an updated version of the HCV Treatment Path app ... treating chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. All of the latest HCV medications ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... the launch of their partnership to provide the Pharmacist eCare Plan ... platform in the country with the ability to develop the Pharmacist eCare Plan, ...
(Date:7/25/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... Aloria Health, as medical director. Dr. Negrette has more than a decade of ... She has worked closely with individuals fighting addictions, eating disorders, psychotic and manic ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Contact: ... Robins & Morton, Perkins Will, Newcomb & Boyd, Walter P Moore and ... new Destination Medical Building located at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. , ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... partnered together for a unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in ... Barriers, Creating Opportunities.” Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2017)... , July 17, 2017  MedX Holdings, Inc., the ... testing, strengthening and rehabilitation equipment, today announced the national ... MedX is considered the gold standard for the treatment ... specialized medical strengthening equipment. ... with the physician or practice who prescribe the MedX ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... 13, 2017 RK Logistics Group, Inc. was awarded ... for its Fremont, CA headquarters facility ... Tri-Valley and San Jose for hi-tech, ... Fremont , with its Fremont Innovation District, is excited ... a powerful resource to the hundreds of biotech, pharma and ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  Bayer has awarded grants ... countries as part of its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program ... of Philadelphia and Uniformed Services University ... are among the winners. Grant recipients were announced last night ... Hemostasis (ISTH) 2017 Congress, Berlin, Germany . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: