According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acne and skin problems can happen when there are yin/yang (hot/cold) imbalances within the body. Different types of acne occur where the heat and damp heat accumulate into the meridians. When toxic heat enters the blood stream it can sometimes translate and lead to severe acne or cystic acne. Consider Acupuncture if you are affected with acne or rosacea.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes diet and acne are linked.
Anyone with acne would be encouraged to avoid eating foods too rich, sweet by nature or too warming. Also foods that are deep fried, roasted or grilled are best avoided. Other than diet issues, the lack of exercise and pend up negative emotions such as rage, anxiety or sadness can cause stagnation of qi flow and lead to skin problems such as acne and rosacea.
Using Acupuncture as a way to treat acne can be highly effective. Unlike Western medicine that usually suppresses acne symptoms but can create side effects, acupuncture therapy delivers a safer and more lasting cure for acne. Acupuncture targets the meridian points with fine, sterile needles, restoring harmony in the body by clearing “qi” blockages or nerve channels at various parts of the body. Acupuncture treatment is often is accompanied with Chinese herbs.
Give Acupuncture Alternatives a call if you are dealing with skin conditions and see how acupuncture may be able to help you – 480 671 5178.