Our treatment for eczema uses our Digital Electronic Treatment Unit combined with online consultations. This approach has the ability to reduce chronic inflammation, which is a key element of eczema, by pulsing tiny electrical impulses at specific points on the body (1). Chronic inflammation damages the skin in several different ways and also causes the intense itching which accompanies many skin conditions (2).
In an online consultation the prescription pattern is tailored to you based on your own experience of eczema.
For example, nearly 90% of patients report disturbances in sleep (3) with most finding it difficult to get off to sleep. Poor sleep in turn leads to tiredness, fatigue and poor concentration. Because bioelectronic medicine works in many different ways, poor sleep usually starts to improve early on in the response to treatment.
People with eczema are often worried about their appearance so that stress is a prominent feature of the condition. We can tailor the pattern of treatment to stimulate serotonin and other neurotransmitters involved in reducing stress mechanisms.
Many doctors acknowledge that standard drug based treatments of antihistamines, antipruritics, and steroid ointments and creams, are often not particularly effective and can set up their own problems, such as increased sleepiness with the antihistamines, or skin thinning with long term use of steroids.
In contrast, there is now an extensive body of evidence supporting the use of bioelectronic medicine modalities (some of which are developments of acupuncture) to relieve itching and treat skin conditions successfully without antihistamines, antipruritics or steroids and with high levels of success.
(1) do Carmo Almeida TC, Dos Santos Figueiredo FW, Barbosa Filho VC, de Abreu LC, Fonseca FLA, Adami F. Effects of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on Proinflammatory Cytokines: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Mediators Inflamm. 2018 Apr 2;2018:1094352. doi: 10.1155/2018/1094352. PMID: 29805310; PMCID: PMC5901481.
(2) Mohammad Ali BM, Hegab DS, El Saadany HM. Use of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation for chronic pruritus. Dermatol Ther. 2015 Jul-Aug;28(4):210-5. doi: 10.1111/dth.12242. Epub 2015 May 14. PMID: 25973931.
(3) Jeon C, Yan D, Nakamura M, et al. Frequency and Management of Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis: A Systematic Review. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017;7(3):349-364. doi:10.1007/s13555-017-0192-3