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Acne has profound effects on people’s lives, effecting social life, education, and even employment.  In fact, studies have shown that it is more difficult to get job with a bad case of acne.I’ve used Chinese medicine and acupuncture to treatment many people with acne, both teenage and adult.  It works by breaking the cycle of breaking out in pimples, developing, inflammation, and infection.  The key is to correctly diagnosis the imbalance that is causing the acne.What Causes Acne? Acne is a disorder of the hair follicle sebaceous gland. This gland can get clogged up with proteins and oils from the skin.  The clogged pore develops into a pimple, a white head or a blackhead. The pimple allows for a situation

If you are a reader of my blog and articles, you know that I am interested not only in the clinical effects of acupuncture, but also acupuncture research, and physiology of acupuncture.  This is why it is unfortunate that there is a lack of studies for acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment of Interstital Cystitis, a condition which I have very positive clinical result with acupuncture. There is one published case study which describes the acupuncture treatment course of a 31 year old women with IC for 5 years.  The treatment was very effective, over a course of 10 treatments there was a substantial reduction in pain and Interstitial Cystitis symptoms.  More work like this should be published along with larger trials,

The choice to be a vegetarian varies from person to person.  Some are religious, spiritual, philosophical, or for health.    I think it is healthy for many people to be a vegetarian, as long as they make healthy food choices.  At the same time, it takes work in order to build up the nutrients which we find in meat. Just to answer your question before you ask it, I am personally not a vegetarian, but I do not eat very much meat because it is better for my health and the environment. What does meat do in Chinese medicine? From a Chinese medicine perspective, eating meat, particularly red meat, builds blood.  And blood deficiency, or too little blood, is a primary