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Acupuncture for Acne

Have you ever thought about getting treated with acupuncture for acne? Resolving acne is a notoriously difficult challenge in both Western and Eastern medical traditions. Although using acupuncture for acne treatment is not the most obvious route to take for some, there are many volumes devoted to skin conditions in both classical and modern Chinese medicine literature. Even in the Western world, Modern research has shown acupuncture to be effective in moderating a number of dermatological conditions, including urticaria, dermatitis, and improving skin elasticity. When we add in topical and internal herbal preparations, the effect becomes even stronger.

Safety is always a concern when treating acne, as many of the current drug treatments available come with dangerous side-effects (in addition to not addressing the root cause of the acne). We firmly believe that a holistic mind-body approach that includes regular visits to a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to be the safest and most effective approach to take when attempting to clear up skin complaints.

Even though it appears on the surface, acne can be a deep rooted problem. Treating it can take a lot of dedication and consistency, but don’t be discouraged. We want our patients to leave feeling like they are in control of their health, and we want to give them the tools to do that. In addition to receiving acupuncture for acne complaints, we also employ the use of electrical stimulation, topical and internal herbal remedies, gua sha, cupping, moxibustion, dietary therapy, and qi gong exercises.