Some think that only teenagers get acne. But many adults, mostly women, develop acne in their 20’s and remain with it well into their 40’s.
Adult acne is a very common issue I treat in my acupuncture clinic. The combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Blue LED Light therapy, and cupping are very effective for adult acne treatment.
One theory is that stress causes hormone imbalances which effect the development of acne. Also, as many people know, the menstrual cycle can influence acne.
Acupuncture helps the body to manage stress and encourages the body to relax. Chinese herbs work to regulate hormone imbalances, especially if there are irregular menstrual cycles. Herbs can help to control bacteria levels and decrease inflammation.
The key to successfully adult acne treatment is interrupting the cycle that causes acne. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs work to correct imbalances in the body. By removing the imbalances causing the acne, it disrupts acne cycle and allows the body to heal itself. Physiologically, this happens through regulating hormonal imbalances and removing the opportunity for bacteria and skin inflammation to develop.