Eczema Specialist

Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac. -  - Acupuncturist

Pine Mountain Chinese Acupuncture & Herb Clinic

Ziyang Zhou, L.Ac.

Acupuncturist located in Austin, TX

Dr. Zhou is an herbalist and acupuncturist in Austin, Texas. He treats patients who suffer from eczema with Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture. Scroll down to read more.

Eczema and Dermatological Conditions

Dr. Zhou treats not only the symptoms of eczema but also the underlying causes of the uncomfortable skin rash. Traditional Chinese Medicine cares for a person holistically and treats the root causes of physical symptoms.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition which causes swelling of the skin’s surface. In most cases, those with eczema have to deal with itchy, dry, and red skin. Skin can even become leathery or cracked. The entire body can be affected by eczema. Eczema can commonly affect infants and some may outgrow it. However, children and adults can also have chronic eczema issues. Eczema also tends to run in families. The flare-ups can be triggered by:

  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Sweat and heat, and humid environments
  • Contact with aggravating substances

How Can Acupuncture Help With Eczema?

Acupuncture can not only work by affecting the nerves affected by the itching and pain of eczema but is also known as a way to rebalance the qi and reduce stress, improving a person’s overall well-being. Holistic treatments aim to improve and maintain a person’s overall health and wellbeing, increase the ability to handle stress, improve digestion, and speed recovery from illness.

How Can Traditional Chinese Medicine help with eczema?

Western medicine considers eczema to be a response from an unbalanced immune system. However, Western medicine treats the symptoms instead of the cause. Chinese herbal medicine offers holistic treatment which improves the patient's overall wellbeing as well as the symptoms of eczema. A study on Traditional Chinese Medicine completed between 2006 and 2008 showed that a combination of teas, herbal baths, and topical treatments reduced symptoms in the participants with over half reporting improvements in overall health and wellbeing. They also reported lower use of common western treatments including steroids, antibiotics, and antihistamines. This in itself can improve the overall well-being by avoiding the side effects associated with these treatments.

Insurance

Our clinic participates in most major insurance programs and networks. However, insurance plans vary in coverage so acupuncture is not a guaranteed benefit, even when Dr. Ziyang Zhou is an in-network provider. Please call your insurance company to verify or our office can verify it for you. We are proud to now be covered by Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3). See our "Before Your Visit" page in Patient Information for more information.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health
Golden Rule
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Multiplan PHCS
UnitedHealthcare
Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care (VAPC3)