Many are looking to find the cause of their eczema in order to find a suitable or alternative treatment for eczema. This is the best way to find a cure rather than to simply treat the symptoms over and over again with no sense of relief.Some of the following treatments have been used to fight against the causes of eczema in the first place.HEPA FiltersAir pollution is a major contributing factor for attacks and flare ups of eczema. Irritants within the air can affect overall health in a number of ways. Some seasonal irritants can also make eczema worse.Filtering the air is one alternative treatment for eczema that can make a positive difference for the whole family. Not all HEPA filters are the same however, so it is important to get one that will do the trick effectively.MattressesA proper mattress that is hypoallergenic in nature can be a useful alternative treatment for eczema, by preventing dust mites and other allergy sources. You need to ensure that the mattress really is hypoallergenic however, as some may claim to be but in actual fact are not. Dust mites and other microscopic bacteria can build up in a mattress very quickly and is a common cause of eczema for those people with sensitive skin.ClothingWashing clothes is something that is usually done in every household on a daily basis. The chemicals that are in some washing powders can cling to the clothes. When these chemicals are directly against your skin through the wearing of clothes, this is when an attack of eczema or further irritation can occur. Making sure clothing is rinsed well after washing is a simple alternative treatment for eczema that can be conducted easily within the home. Some clothes may need to be rinsed more than once for this to be effective in the prevention of eczema.StressStress can always cause a range of health conditions, especially when it gets out of control. Stress has the potential to trigger eczema and further inflame the area. Treating stress can be a difficult thing to do, but it is important for overall health and well being. Stress can be effectively handled through the power of the mind and through adopting some relaxation techniques. Positive thoughts and perhaps even counselling can be an effective way to deal not only with stress but as a result, also provides an alternative treatment for eczema. To enhance relaxation, it may be a good idea to take a bath with some bath salts that are specific to relieving the symptoms of eczema. Have a look for the types of salts that can relieve symptoms of itchy and inflamed skin, as there are plenty available that have been successfully used as an alternative treatment for eczema.
Over a year ago now, I decided to try out alternative treatment for fibroid tumors. I had large fibroids and was reluctantly going down the surgery route, but had a month’s “window” before starting hormonal blockers to shrink them temporarily to make surgery easier.I knew that they were benign and therefore felt fully justified in trying out an alternative before I went under the knife.When originally diagnosed, I was told that I had several fibroids, the largest being the size of a grapefruit. I had terrible symptoms, which included flooding during each period and terrible cramps. I was also partially incontinent, iron deficient and tired all the time! My sex life took a hit too. I looked permanently pregnant and intercourse was the last thing on my mind!I knew about all the inherent risks of a hysterectomy but initially felt I had no other options. However, as many of us do, I began searching on the internet and came across an alternative treatment for fibroid tumors. Being a natural skeptic, I must have read the information half a dozen times before taking the plunge and pressing the “buy” button. However, I figured that I really did have nothing to lose. My surgery was looming and I would have done (almost!) anything to avoid it.The alternative treatment for fibroid tumors which I used centered around treating the root causes of fibroids. Although it is almost impossible to isolate the causes in individual women, by dealing with each and every possible root cause and no stone is left unturned. I can understand that some women might find it difficult to find the motivation to stick with the treatment, but as my symptoms were so bad, this was all the motivation I needed!Excessive estrogen is one of the main causes of fibroid tumors. This is not only the naturally occurring estrogen, but estrogen mimicking compounds which originate from pesticides and environmental toxins. Maintaining a healthy weight can help to reduce natural estrogen, although removing estrogen mimicking compounds can be more difficult and the only way to successfully remove them is by performing a liver detox. To do a liver detox, you must drink plenty of water (a minimum of 2 liters) and avoid eating processed meats. Certain herbs, including Milk Thistle can be used to cleanse the liver.Another useful alternative treatment for fibroid tumors is to eat foods which have natural anti-inflammatory properties, such as oats, hops and cumin as it is thought that many women with fibroids are sensitive to inflammatory conditions.The symptoms I experienced, such as bloating and heavy periods began to diminish in just a couple of weeks. Noticeable fibroid shrinkage began after about 6 weeks and within 4 months, my largest fibroid had shrunk by just over a third.