“The impact of the treatment was life changing. It is no exaggeration to say the eczema was detrimental to the quality of my life. The eczema covered my entire body, it caused constant itching, bleed and had stopped me sleeping. It had started to negatively impact on my mental health due to Exhaustion, and because it was unsightly - people would stare, ask what was wrong with me. I had tried bathing in natural salts, seen a dermatologist and for the past year was having to apply mild steroid cream everyday. I was recommended Michael and after a few months of treatment my eczema had completely cleared and I was able to stop using Steroid cream altogether. It is truly amazing!”
We wanted to post this account of eczema successfully treated using our GHET protocol, because it is an approach that may help others.
This was a mother in her early thirties who had severe eczema, covering her whole body. She was trying to control the eczema with daily applications of steroid cream, and antihistamines for the severe itching. She had a history of ‘skin issues’ since early childhood but the eczema began with her first child born 3 years earlier. At that time it mainly affected the creases behind her knees and elbows, which are typical sites for eczema.
It all got a lot worse with her second child who had been born 7 months before she contacted us and the rash and itching and cracking and bleeding spread to cover her whole body despite the steroid cream. She had seen both her GP and a Consultant Dermatologist who had prescribed the steroid cream.
She approached us following the recommendation of another member of her family and we set up the GHET protocol. She followed the prescription of treatment we devised for her. She treated herself every day with the GHET unit and had 4 online consultations over the course of 2 months. Within the first few days her itching had died down and the eczema patches on her skin started to shrink. They continued to improve and gradually cleared completely over a few more weeks. She has now stopped using the GHET unit and there has been no flare up over two months.
Why did it work?
Although GHET uses ‘no needle’ electroacupuncture, the treatment protocol is based on using acupuncture points. There is mounting evidence in scientific studies that acupuncture can reduce the sensation of itch - so patients stop incessant scratching which allows the skin to recover. It has been known for a long time that stimulation of acupuncture points, whether with or without needles, leads to changes in signalling pathways in the brain. Some of these changes turn down inflammation by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines. It is also known that acupuncture has modulating effects on areas of the brain which are involved in stress and anxiety, and the link between stress and many skin conditions has long been recognised in conventional medicine.
We are not using needles with the GHET protocol but stimulating acupuncture points in other ways; we use the GHET unit to produce tiny electrical pulses on the surface of the skin over these points. One huge advantage of our GHET treatment is that it can be carried out remotely by you following our guidance and your personalised prescription.
Will it work for everyone with eczema?
It won’t work for everyone (nothing does) but it may help some other sufferers.