Acupuncture Acne Treatment

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 24, 2013

Acne Treatment:

Everyone wants clear, clean, and healthy skin, but unfortunately, we do not live in a fair world. Instead, many of us deal with small, pesky bumps on the body that we call acne, and the clinical products out there do not seem to do the trick in eliminating the source of the acne, however, there is a solution. Acupuncture is the best acne treatment because it focuses on the cause of acne.

Acupuncture Acne Treatment

Patients waiting to receive Acupuncture treatment in Hefei, China

What causes Acne?

We all know that when sweat, dirt, oil, bacteria, or dead skin cells clog up the tiny pores on our body it results in acne, however, acne can result from a combination of these causes:

  • Hormonal changes that usually happen during puberty, pregnancy, or a women’s time of the month can cause acne by producing more oil on the skin due to certain hormones activating the gland responsible for oil, called the sebaceous gland, according to the health website, Livestrong.
  • stress can also be the reason why your hormones are all out of whack and causing major oil, or sebum, secretions that create acne.
  • Mom and Dad might be to blame here as well because genetics plays a role in why some get acne.
  • Foods high in sugars or carbohydrates can cause breakouts, such as bread and milk chocolate.

How Acupuncture Treats Acne: 

Acupuncture can be the true acne treatment because it helps to resolve the actual root of the problem; one’s overall health. It treats hormonal issues by acting on part of the brain that is responsible for hormone secretion in order to reduce the level of oil. Acupuncture can also improve diet by stopping one’s cravings of food that causes breakouts by changing the way your body’s metabolism works, allowing you to feel full more often. It can help with stress by producing more of the neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, that are responsible for making one feel happy and at peace with themselves. In this way, it alters one’s brain chemistry to stay active mostly on the parts of the brain that is associated with a mellow mood rather than the analytical ones.

How Thor Laser can help Treat Acne:

 The Thor Laser is a class 3B, cold laser, that utilizes specific wavelengths to repair damaged tissue, reduce pain, and decrease inflammation. It can also help treat acne because it heats up one’s blood vessels from within to decrease oxygen in the surface layers of the skin, allowing it to shed off in order to make room for new and healthy skin. It can even remove some of the unwanted scarrings that acne leaves behind so that there is no trace of ever having skin troubles in the first place!

Combine with Chinese Herbal Medicine for the Ultimate Acne Treatment!

Combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine can create the ultimate acne treatment because it helps one internally, which will improve one’s external appearance. All the aesthetic appeal of a person is the result of a healthy and balanced system from within, such as how a healthy spleen usually means clear skin.

Dr. Tony takes into consideration a number of factors, such as a person’s diet, stress levels, and the type of acne they are struggling with before making a diagnosis according to Chinese medicine principles and prescribing herbs in order to target the root of the problem so as to provide the most ideal acne treatment. 

Work Cited:

Acne Due to a Hormonal Imbalance.” Acne Due to Hormonal Imbalance. LIVESTRONG.COM, 2015. Web. 09 Aug. 2016.


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