Acne? No Problem! Try These TCM Natural Remedies for Acne

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How do we treat acne naturally?

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It can manifest as whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, or cysts, and can appear on various parts of the body, including the face, chest, back, and shoulders. Acne can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal imbalances, genetics, stress, certain medications, and the use of certain skincare or cosmetic products. It can also be due to pollution, poor digestion, drug use, improper epidermal shedding or irregular menstruation.

Looking at the perspective of the traditional Chinese medicine, the general health of the digestive and the lung systems as well as the blood and qi flow are closely related to all skin conditions. From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, all skin conditions are closely related to the general health of the lung and digestive systems. and the flow of qi and blood. There could be various root causes of acne such as damp heat due to indigestion, stress and stress that could trigger excessive heat in the lung system, one’s overexposure to toxins present in the environment.

Based on the mentioned root causes, there are several effective remedies that TCM can offer.

Chinese Herbs: Chinese medicine practitioners often use a variety of herbs to help clear up heat and dampness in the internal system. These herbal formula will also reduce inflammation, balance hormone, and enhancing the liver function so as to detox and reduce stress.

Acupuncture: Common modality used include facial acupuncture and body acupuncture. Facial acupuncture mainly focus on improving the energy and blood flow and reducing inflammation at the affected area. Body acupuncture aim at rebalancing the visceral systems, so as to remove the root cause, like improving the digestion system, reducing the lung heat, improving the sleeping pattern and/or de-stress.

Cupping: Cupping is a traditional Chinese medical therapy that involves creating suction on the skin using heated cups. This can help to improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote the energy flow to heal the Acne

Apart from the treatment,  the TCM doctor will also give suggestions on diet and lifestyle change to achieve a holistic healing, and make the treatment effect more sustainable.


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