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Eczema: CAM Therapies for Specific Conditions

  • In a study, 14 of 20 eczema-afflicted children who completed a twelve-week diet excluding eggs and cow's milk responded favorably. In a birth cohort study, 1,265 children who received a diverse solid food diet during their first four months had a higher risk of developing eczema than those who did not.

  • In a study of 40 adults with long-standing treatment-resistant skin problems (refractory dermatitis), treatment with ten traditional Chinese herbs resulted in improvement in symptoms. Also, a 1981 study of seed extracts verified that its effectiveness in treating chronic eczema was comparable to corticoid drug therapy.

  • A 1995 study showed that autogenic training, a form of relaxation by focusing on sensations of heaviness and warmth, and cognitive-behavioral treatment resulted in improved skin condition and less use of topical steroids.

  • A 1989 pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of multiple Maharishi Ayur-Ved interventions among 126 adults with ten chronic diseases including eczema. Each participant received an individualized nutritional program, herbal preparations, and daily lifestyle guidelines. Seventy-nine percent of the participants showed improvement.

 

 

 

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From THE BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: WHAT WORKS? WHAT DOES NOT? by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier.
Copyright © 2000 by Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Inc.
Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, New York.


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