Hard to improve upon perfection — but acupuncture is very effective for your skin complaints!
Acupuncture treatments are effective because they treat more than the symptoms. In acupuncture, we consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors of the individual when treating skin problems.
Acne is among the most common of skin conditions. If you suffer from acne, you’re not alone. It affects almost all adolescents to some degree, and can extend into adulthood. The degree of severity can vary widely, and sometimes scarring can occur. It can also be the source of physical pain and local skin infections.
Acupuncture methods such as auricular and hormone balancing acupuncture are the most commonly used acupuncture methods for treating acne. When acupuncture is used for acne, it targets specific areas of the body that are known to trigger digestion and the immune system and to reduce inflammation. It also works on regulating your body’s internal structures, organs and functions, as well as balancing hormone levels.
When acupuncture regulates your body’s hormone output, it also regulates your skin’s oils and make your skin clearer. Hormone balancing acupuncture has more benefits for women who have hormone imbalances and menstrual problems like mood swings, PMS, cramping, etc. which will also be helped greatly with this procedure. Acupuncture is also effective in stimulating the body’s immune responses which can help deal with the bacteria that cause the acne.
Another common skin complaint is Rosacea. Rosacea is a cyclic inflammatory skin condition. Symptoms are redness on the face, red bumps (pustules) on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead, thickening of the skin, visible blood vessels (telangiectasia), burning sensation in the eyes, and flushing/blushing. Rosacea will flare up for a few weeks or months, then appear to get better before flaring up again.
The actual cause of rosacea is unclear. It also tends to be a progressive problem, meaning that it gets worse over time. When rosacea is severe, patients often also develop redness, dryness, grittiness, and inflammation of the eyes that can eventually lead to partial vision loss.
Acupuncture treats rosacea by cooling red, inflamed skin, clearing pustules and helping to reduce the appearance of blood vessels. Part of the treatment for rosacea is to determine and eliminate the source of the heat and causes of flare-ups. This involves an assessment and history of the condition, lifestyle factors, diet, and triggers, such as alcohol and stress.
Acupuncture works best alongside dietary therapy and lifestyle modifications to help treat rosacea, acne and many other conditions. As each person is unique, and each set of symptoms is unique — therefore, each treatment is unique. Acupuncture is a wonderful way to treat your beautiful skin holistically.
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