Acupuncture for acne
Acupuncture is the practice of placing very thin needles into the skin. Like other alternative medicine, acupuncture was not viewed as a science to treat illness. However, when it is supplemented with other methods such as herbal remedies, it helps to control acne. This method is usually implemented when normal acne treatment methods are not effective.
When you first visit acupuncturist, the diagnosis starts by asking a serious of question related to diet, lifestyle, phobias, sleep patterns and stress. Following this, they analyse your general state of health by close inspection of some organs.
The needles inserted on what they called meridians of the body that links the internal organs. This needles balances the flow of energy through these meridians.
So as to treat acne using acupuncture, that person has to change first their diet and lifestyle. Then they have to follow a weekly acupuncture appointments and start some herbal medicine to control further flare-up of acne. The basics of using acupuncture is to correct irregularity within the body and the herbs is to reinforce normal function of the body.
order to maximise the benefits obtained from acupuncture, it should be
supplemented with other herbal remedies. The followings are some of the herbal
remedies used in combination with acupuncture treatment.
It is used to help to reduce acne break out by preventing the spread of acne bacteria and minimising inflammation.
It is used to suppress some chemicals such as neutrophil that results the spread of acne bacteria in the skin.
It is a plant used to protect the redness associated with acne by blocking some of the chemical production that causes inflammation and swelling.
It provides anti inflammatory function that minimise toxins produced by bacteria that causes acne.