I first got eczema when I was twenty. It started around my nose and over one week it literally spread all over my body. Dermatologists weren't much of a help, I've seen many but they only gave me steroids and sent me home. At first I refused to use them because I side effects I’d heard of, but after a while it became too unbearable and I didn't have any other choice. I couldn't sleep at night, ended up having oil baths or at least showers at 3 o'clock in the morning to stop the itch, sometimes I showered even a couple of times at night, my skin was weeping and only really hot shower provided me with relief. I had to moisturise constantly. Even though I could hide the eczema on my body with clothes, my face was red and swollen.
I've tried all sorts of different creams, from well known cosmetic companies specialising in eczema treatment. Creams with added silver, creams with hemp oil and many others, but nothing helped at all. I always ended up being back on steroids. I also went gluten free for 6 month, did detox diets - no change. I tried homeopathy for almost a year, but every time I went off the steroids the weeping was too bad I ended up back on them again.
I carried on like this for 6 years, using steroids as much as I could until they started losing their effect and I had to come off them for a week at a time which made my skin still worse. I then started looking for new approach to try. Heard acupuncture could help so I web searched for a clinic and Google gave me Avicenna... on the website I found out about herbal treatment and read lots of testimonials describing same conditions as mine. I had never heard of it before and didn't even think about Chinese medicine as an option, but it was something I hadn't tried so I decided to give it a go. It couldn't make it any worse and there was a chance it could help... and it did!
It was a long journey and I was losing hope on the way, but Mazin always brought it back to me. It took almost a year to get rid of it. At the moment, I've been off treatment for about two months and it is still getting better. The herbs were not effective straight away and I had to adjust my diet throughout the treatment. I cut out the most common allergens and stopped drinking alcohol for more than 6 months. Now I'm slowly reintroducing lots of food back to my diet and finding out what is affecting my eczema, also can drink alcohol again without any problems. My skin is normal, I get tiny patches around my wrists or little pimple here and there but it is incomparable to the condition I was in a year ago, I can live a normal life again and it feels amazing!
I can't even express with words how grateful I am. The doctors said there is no cure for eczema but Mazin cured me and allowed me to live a full value life again. I would definitely recommend Avicenna and would go back again if I had to without any doubt.
I want to thank you for treating our daughter and helping her heal without the use of any steroids, I can't put into words how much you have helped not just her but us as a family, and how grateful I am to you and your staff for all your help. Up until our first appointment with you, my wife and I were literally in tears almost nightly trying to deal with our daughter's Eczema.
As you know I'd paid privately to see a consultant dermatologist at the local hospital, who said all we can do is apply the steroid creams. I was adamant there had to be another way, and here we are four months later with a happy and back to normal baby girl and two very happy parents.
The latest update is the grey ointment you gave us we have carried on applying that three times a day with great results. Initially as you know it cleared up approximately 90% and just left a small stubborn area, which did not flare up again, but did not seem to want to heal completely.
But we persisted and maintained the 3 applications per day plus the pink ointment. As of three weeks ago it has completely cleared up, with no flare ups since you started treating her back in March. We are still applying the pink cream to moisturise her skin in the hope to help prevent any further flare ups.
Thank you so much and please thank your staff for us as well.
I've suffered a losing battle with atopic eczema my whole life but never was it as bad as it was before I started seeing Mazin. I had tried every type of cure for my skin including lengthy courses of steroid creams and oral steroids. While they helped temporarily, the eczema would come back sometimes immediately after taking, sometimes after 6 months. I had exhausted all my options and had been on the NHS waiting list for months to see the dermatologist but by this time eczema covered over 95% of my body (known as erythrodermic eczema), including my hands, face and eyelids. Everywhere was terribly inflamed and my skin was shedding nonstop, I had open soars and weeping patches around my face and body.
I was so physically uncomfortable that I hardly ever slept through the pain or because I would be up all night trying not to scratch my body. I was severely sleep deprived and my eyes had sunk into my face which on top of everything else, left me looking ghoulish.
I was recommended Mazin after he had treated and cured a friend of a friend, and since I was really desperate I booked an appointment and had my first meeting with him. Mazin asked me a series of questions about my condition that would help him to prescribe the correct herbs to me. He even asked me things that I had which I didn't even know were eczema related, such as sweating in the night, and cold hands and feet. He went through how Chinese medicine works and how it's different from western medicine. He also took some photographs so we could keep a record and compare with future visits to see improvement.
The main point was Mazin was optimistic that he could help me, and gave me hope that I would be able to have normal skin. hope was something I had run out of by that point. At first I would see Mazin every 2 weeks, and as I got progressively better the meetings would be further spread apart, and till finally up to 2 months, when I was on half dose for consolidation.
Back then I thought that I would never be healthy or have normal skin, it's unbelievable how well I am now. I don't have any inflammation or dry skin, no weeping patches or open sores. I can sleep well through the night without waking up in puddles of sweat and all evidence that I ever had eczema is completely gone. I can happily live my life without looking like a ghoul and applying moisturiser 10 times a day. Mazin has literally saved my life and thanks to him I am able to enjoy life again.
Four years ago, I started getting patches of atopic eczema on my face. Though I had suffered with eczema as a child, I had excellent skin in my teen and adult years, so the recurrence of eczema was sudden and unexpected. The eczema became more widespread and severe, and became unmanageable in mid 2007 when I became pregnant then worsened again after having my baby. I was covered from head to toe in severe eczema - very little of my skin was unaffected. My face and neck caused me the most distress, being constantly inflamed, red, dry, tight and itchy. At times I couldn't even turn my neck easily, it was so inflamed. My body was also severely affected and very itchy. I constantly got infections and my skin was often weeping or bleeding. Much of my day would be spent scratching incessantly, bathing and moisturising. I could not sleep at night as often I felt uncomfortably hot and itchy. I was very distressed and unhappy. I had no quality of life and my energy and spirits were extremely low.
Dermatologists and doctors of Western medicine could only prescribe me topical and oral steroids but these offered only temporary relief. At my worst point, the doctors wanted to hospitalise me for a week. I was given the option of taking immunosuppressant drugs. There was nothing else Western medicine could do for me.
After reading Mazin's article, "Wind of the Four Crooks", I knew I had found another option. For just over a year, Mazin treated me over the phone and sent me herbs. My skin improved significantly but I was still having a lot of bad days, so I decided to come over to the UK from New Zealand to see Mazin in person. After just three months in the UK and seeing Mazin every few weeks, my skin is almost completely free of eczema. I no longer have the insane itch or redness and my skin is resiliant and supple again. I am sleeping well and my energy is great. I am incredibly happy.
Mazin is nothing short of a miracle. I always had complete faith that Mazin would be able to help me. His knowledge and experience is amazing but he is also the most genuine, caring and kind practitioner I have ever met. I am so very lucky to have been treated by him. He gave me my life back.
I had severe atopic eczema which ultimately led me to quit my job as a lawyer. I had tried so many different things in an attempt to cure myself - homeopathy, terrible exclusion diets, dermatologists - and had given up. I went to the Dead Sea Israel to live for a few months. The unique atmospheric conditions that exist there meant that my eczema disappeared. I was so frightened to leave and come back to England because I thought my eczema may come back. After my return and despite a relaxed new existence and good diet it started to come back and got worse and worse. That's when I found out about Mazin - from the first meeting I trusted him completely, I knew I could put my faith in him. I noticed instant improvements and it's taken just under a year to get perfect skin. I can't find the words to express the deep gratitude. I feel I am strong, confident and full of health again.
I approached Avicenna for herbal treatment for persistent eczema on my hands, which I have had to a greater or lesser extent since I was a child. After a course of treatment over a few months, my hands are now clear of all symptoms and have been for weeks now. The staff are always friendly and professional, and it was really convenient to have the herbs cooked up for me.
I am absolutey amazed, as is my whole family, that the treatment from Mazin and Avicenna has had such outstanding results.
I have suffered from eczema for over 20 years and since having my children three years ago my symptoms worsened considerably leaving me almost unable to use my hands at all because of their condition. I have spent thousands of pounds and much of my time researching and undertaking every possible type of treatment. I have visited two leading dermatologists in London hospitals, had patch tests, tried homeopathy, acupuncture, steroids, organic creams, visited a naturopath and drastically changed my diet for months on end. Whilst some of the traditional steroid creams initially alleviated the itching and inflammation in the short term, the eczema never went and the condition of my skin worsened as it had become so thin with the over use of steroids and emollients that it would continually crack and bleed or blister.
I heard about Mazin and Avicenna from my acupuncturist who had read and studied much of his research. I was entirely sceptical and believed it to be yet another scheme which would be unsuccessful and expensive. I decided that this was going to be the very last thing I would try and I would give myself 3 months. From the first consultation I knew I was in the hands of an expert. Mazin was the only individual whom I'd met in the eczema field who spent time really examining my skin, on all the parts affected and undertook a thorough and comprehensive study of my eczema's background and symptoms. He took photos of all my eczema so that we can accurately monitor its progress each visit or phone consultation and explained that the treatment he prescribes is unique to me (which makes total sense as my eczema is different from everyone else's) as one type of medication does not suit all eczemas and each type needs to be treated individually. Mazin prescribed me liquid medicines to be taken twice daily and they taste pretty awful. He also prescribed some moisturiser which is the best cream I have ever used and puts all others to shame (E45, Oilatum, Aqueous cream etc etc).
I have been taking the medication and using the cream for just over three months and my eczema has almost all gone. I am absolutey amazed, as is my whole family, that the treatment from Mazin at Avicenna has had such outstanding results. Mazin is a total miracle worker and has changed my life to a huge extent. I cannot recommend his treatment highly enough.
I have suffered from pompholyx eczema complicated with contact dermatitis on my hands for 20 years and have never been able to keep it in check when it flares up. I have seen various specialists over the years but to no avail.
It recently got so bad I could barely work (as a gardener), drive, chop food, turn my key in the front door of my house and was in constant pain, unable to bend or straighten my swollen fingers and with itchiness on my hands that was waking me up at night. A friend told me about Mazin's surgery and I went in desperation. I was prescribed cream for my cracked and itchy hands and bitter herbs to drink. Within three weeks my hands looked normal. I could bend and straighten my fingers! Mazin identified exactly what type of eczema I suffered from (which had never been done before) and explained that the treatment was a cure not a suppression of symptoms. Six weeks later and I am almost at the end of my treatment although I will be looking after my hands for the next six months, wearing plastic gloves in the bath, keeping them dry and away from irritants etc. This treatment has worked for me and has given me back my quality of life. I cannot recommend Mazin enough to anyone who suffers from the type of eczema that I have.
Our daughter Uma suffered from acute eczema from 3 months. Despite visits to Dermatology Specialists her condition worsened. At our wits end we went to see Mazin who prescribed a course of Chinese Herbs. Within two visits to the symptoms were under control giving much relief to both child and parents! Within 2 months her eczema was reduced to a mild and very manageable status.
After the trauma of a 'stroke' I was covered from head to toe in eczema. Conventional doctors prescribed stronger and stronger steriods but Mazin tailor-made a treatment that gave instant relief, and after eight months, has practically cleared my skin. I cannot praise him enough.
I have had eczema on my arms and chest on and off since childhood, with it coming back more aggressively in the last couple of years. I have tried steroid cremas, homeopathy, changing my diet and taking supplements, but nothing worked long term. After I was recommended by a work colleague, I booked an appointment at Avicenna. Within a few weeks I started to notice a difference, with much reduced redness and less irritable skin. Through a course of five months, Mazin was able to take my skin from damaged, dry, red and itchy to completely clear!
I completely trust Mazin and his practice, I almost feel like he knows my skin better than me. All of the staff are very polite, friendly and approachable, I would reccomend Avicenna to anyone with skin problems. This course has drastically changed my life, and has definately improved my sleep and overall energy levels. Before the course the Eczema controlled my life, but now it isn't even an issue and the skin can maintain itself, it is actually a cure.