Acne has profound effects on people’s lives, effecting social life, education, and even employment. Acne is also one of the most common skin conditions which we treat with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Acupuncture treatment for acne is holistic by considering the whole person. Not only do we think about the skin, but also hormone imbalances, digestion, stress, sleep, and other factors. As an acupuncturist and herbalist, I first identify the specific imbalance underlying the acne. For the treatment of acne, we use a customized therapies of acupuncture (which often included LED light and cupping in addition to the acupuncture) and Chinese herbs to correcting the imbalance.
Correcting the imbalance does not mean simply treating the symptoms or masking the condition, but rather correcting the root of the problem by encouraging self-healing of the body. The key is to correctly identify the imbalance that is causing the acne. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treat the whole person to lead to natural long lasting improvement.