Skin Disease

Chinese Medicine for Acne and More

Dermatological conditions have been one of the most widely known and clearly recognised health issues in many disciplines of medicine, going back thousands of years. This is because in most cases the condition is clearly visible and easily recognisable.

Acne, in particular, is one of the most common skin afflictions, striking most people at some point in their teen years. Still, not uncommon is for acne to be more severe in some individuals, or to persist into adult years.

Chinese Medicine for acne is an increasingly popular option with a reputation for achieving results even where pharmaceutical drugs and topical creams have failed.

Chinese Medicine for Acne in Orange NSW

Acne results from the obstruction of sebaceous glands with hair follicles. Sebaceous glands are the natural oil-producing glands in the skin, found in pores beneath hair follicles. This condition is most commonly caused by hair follicles or dead skin blocking the glands, at which point they can quickly become infected. The areas most affected are those with higher concentrations of sebaceous glands, such as the face and neck, chest, shoulders and back. Puberty is a common trigger, where the accompanying hormonal changes often stimulate skin oil production.

From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, acne can be the result of a number of different types of internal imbalance — referred to as “patterns”. These patterns sound strange by contemporary standards, with names like Lung Heat, Blood Stasis and Qi Stagnation. It’s important to remember, however, that despite their names, these terms are simply an alternative way of explaining the causes and effects of medicines and illness. It’s merely different terminology, but the effects — clearing sebaceous glands, regulating hormone balance and treating infection — remain just the same and as important as ever.

Generally speaking, Chinese herbal medicine tends to be more effective than acupuncture in dermatology, but this does depend upon the condition being treated.

The holistic nature of Chinese medicine means that skin care treatments will also address peripheral issues associated with pimples such as scarring and greasy skin.

Start Using Chinese Medicine to Treat Acne Today

If you’re looking for an alternative way of treating a particularly stubborn case of cysts and pimples or simply want an effective natural treatment, free of harsh side effects, for acne or other dermatological conditions, consider traditional Chinese medicine.

Call (02) 6361 9069 or contact us online for appointments and enquiries.

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