Eczema problems seems to be getting more common nowadays. One of my friend, her baby girl, now two years old, was born with eczema! Really sympathise with my friend because the baby will cry even at night, because of itch.
I work in The Far Infrared Centre and would like to share what I have learnt from our holistic consultant, who operates a holistic treatment centre in KL (you can check out www.amazinghealthcaresolution.com) . I know there are many people trying to sell things through various threads in the forum. Yes, our centre do promote far infrared (just like skin specialist will advertise and promote their services etc). We are not a MLM company but one that truly believe in health through education, not medication.
If you will do a google search, you will discover that far infrared has been and still is being clinically researched in a few countries and also being used for treatments in some hospitals in Taiwan. In Malaysia, this non invasive therapy and how it benefits our health is relatively little known, hence at our centre, it is our mission to promote this knowledge, hence my visit to this forum.
First of all, a little on the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) diagnosis on eczema. Eczema (and other allergies) is very much due to a weakness of the liver. The liver (together with other organs) governs more than 500 health functions of the body, including detox of toxins and pathogens, regulating hormones, strengthening immunity and so on. Therefore, when our liver suffers, we get into all sorts of troubles including eczema, migraine, menses problems, diabetes and so on. This is the root cause of eczema and that is why when we use creams, it helps only to control but after the effects are gone, eczema surfaces again.
Why is it sleeping early helps? Our body operates on a circadian rhythm. At 11.00pm - 1.00am, our liver is doing its job and we need to be asleep at this time for the liver to rejuvenate. When you are consistently sleeping past this time, you are hurting your liver. That is why in so many comments on this thread, sleeping early has helped the eczema condition. Young people must especially take care of their liver now by sleeping early to avoid more health problems.
There are also some who mention that going for acupuncture and ecoparadise helped. Yes, this is because both of these increases our liver strength by increasing our 'chi'. If you can find ways to effectively increase your 'chi', your liver will improve and so will your eczema!
For those considering steroid, this is harmful to your liver. Why do you suffer side effects? These 'side effects' are your body trying to detox from the poison the steroid brings to the body. Many suffer from all kinds of side effects for years, especially when they have taken steroid for polonged period. Steroids do not solve the root of your problem, it gives relief of your symptoms only (just like most medications do).
Talking about relief, it is better to use natural products, as mentioned in some posts, like coconut oil. Another good relief the holistic centre uses is peppermint oil combined with citrus extracts.
Yes, some also mention about stress. Stress brings about negative 'chi' to our body. If we are always stressed up, we will not have peace of mind nor peaceful sleep. Stress relief is arguably one of the most important factor to good health.
Why do we promote far infrared (FIR) therapy? Because FIR increases our 'chi' much like doing taichi, acupuncture(unblocks our meridians, removing pathogens) and Ecoparadise anti-oxidant (releasing negative ions and detox) materials. This in turns strengthens our liver and not only the liver, but the heart, lung and kidney as well.
What kind of FIR product do we recommend then? We recommend the FIR Tourmaline home sauna, which emits both FIR and negative ions (to combat free radicals). Why do we recommend this?
1. It goes to the root of our health problems
2. It is cost effective, as the whole family, from young to old, can use it
3. It is economical to use over a long period of time as you can actually reduce your medical bills and need for medications and supplements
4. It enables us to detox at the cellular level (our cells are laden with all kinds of toxins due to our unhealthy eating and lifestyle)
5. It enables us to de-stress
How has the results been so far on eczema problems? I think it is best for all you internet savvy people to do a google search "Far Infrared and eczema" to read for yourselves the clinical researches done in Japan. Meanwhile, closer home, you can check out our website :www.the-far-infrared-centre.com