Two year old receiving acupuncture for eczema
Though this video depicts a cute two year old receiving acupuncture for eczema, it is a serious condition that is prevalent not only in adults but also children as well as infants.
Eczema is broad term for a range of nuisance skin disorders. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding.
Eczema is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders refer to a group of more than 80 chronic illnesses including diseases of the muscles, gastrointestinal, blood vessels, nervous system, eyes, skin, connective tissues, and endocrine systems (such as the thyroid). In all of these diseases, they all have a common mechanism– dysfunctional immune response.
Normally, the immune system protects the body of pathogens (ex. bacterial, viral, fungal). In an autoimmune disorder, the immune system attacks not only the pathogen but also the very tissue that it was meant to protect, itself.
What is worse and most important? Once you have one autoimmune disease, it is only a matter of time before you develop another– like a domino effect.
If you or your loved ones have an autoimmune disease and would like to learn more on how to dampen the immune system naturally, contact Dr. Hall today.