About The Chicago Integrative Eczema Center

The Chicago Integrative Eczema Center is a resource for patients and families with atopic dermatitis (eczema) seeking a more holistic approach to care. We emphasize natural therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture/Acupressure in addition to trusted Western medical treatments, bringing the best of many worlds together for optimal care.


The Center provides:

1) Teaching

2) Patient care

3) A patient and family support group

4) Opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research related to understanding the causes and treatment of eczema


Educational Session:

Hands-on teaching sessions on skin care techniques and learning stations with information and handouts

Lectures about the causes and treatment of eczema from practitioners of standard medical and alternative therapies

Review of new research findings

Question and answer sessions


Patient Care:

Appointments with Peter Lio, MD and Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM, L.Ac., who work closely with allergists, dietitians, hypnotherapists and psychologists


Patient and Family Support Group:

Working with the NEA-sponsored Chicago Eczema Support group, there is an opportunity to meet with other patients and families with eczema on a monthly basis



Participants may have the opportunity to try new therapies through clinical research


*Click here for a more detailed interview about the Chicago Integrative Eczema Center.

The educational sessions and support group meetings are open to the public at no cost, but require pre-registration. Clinical appointments must be made in advance.

Working together to bring the best from many worlds.

-Chicago Integrative Eczema Center