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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
"Such a rare and qualified practitioner. Has helped both me and my children immeasurably with a number of health issues. Highly recommend."
"For five years the acupuncture, herbs and consultation that I have received from Dr. Zhou have created a sense of ease in my system and daily life."
"Dr. Zhou at Pine Mountain is incredible. I've had about 15 treatments so far, and my back and elbow injuries feel much better."
"I started going to Dr. Zhou three years ago. I now consider him my primary care doctor since he has helped me with IBS, allergies, menstrual period, and hypothyroidism."
"Best Acupuncturist in Austin! He initially treated me for female infertility issues. I conceived within 2 months. Currently treating me for pregnancy aches and pains."
"He is fabulous! He also understands medical terminology because he was a Medical Doctor in China, which helps the bridge over from Western medicine to Eastern medicine."
"Dr. Zhou is very professional and demonstrates a level of care and concern not often found in the medical industry today. I would highly recommend him."
"I am extremely nervous about needles but Dr. Zhou is extremely gentle and tailors his technique to the patient."