Hand Eczemaaccording to TCM

What is Hand Eczema?

Hand eczema, also known as hand dermatitis, is a common skin condition characterized by inflammation of the skin on the hands. It manifests as red, itchy, cracked, and dry skin, occasionally accompanied by blisters. This condition can be triggered by various factors including allergens, irritants, genetic predisposition, and stress.

Hand eczema is more than just a superficial skin issue; it can significantly impact a person's quality of life, affecting daily activities and causing discomfort. The terms eczema on hands, skin inflammation on hands, and eczema hand dermatitis are often used interchangeably to describe this condition.

How does TCM view Hand Eczema?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), hand eczema is viewed as a symptom of an internal imbalance rather than just a skin disorder. TCM theory suggests that eczema is often linked to disharmonies in the body's organ systems, such as the Liver, Spleen, and Kidneys. These imbalances might be due to factors like Qi Stagnation, Blood Heat, or Dampness accumulation.

TCM treatment focuses on identifying and correcting the underlying disharmony. Herbal medicine, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended alongside acupuncture to address both the symptoms and root causes of hand eczema.

Acupoints for Hand Eczema

TCM practitioners often recommend specific acupoints for the treatment of hand eczema, aiming to restore balance and alleviate symptoms. One of the key acupoints is Daling P-7, located in the depression at the wrist crease, between the tendons of the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscle.

Stimulating Daling P-7 is believed to calm the mind, clear heat, and harmonize the stomach, making it beneficial for skin conditions like eczema. This acupoint can be stimulated through acupuncture, acupressure, or moxibustion. Regular treatment at Daling P-7, combined with a holistic TCM approach, can be effective in managing hand eczema and promoting overall skin health.

See more details below about Daling P-7, an acupoint used to address hand eczema.

  • By Meridian
  • Pericardium Channel
Daling P-7

Daling P-7

In the depression in the middle of the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscle.