Acne Treatment With Acupuncture
Acupuncture is effective for resolving acne. Our acne treatment with acupuncture takes a two-pronged approach when treating it. First, we treat the local acne condition, be in on the face, neck, chest or back. Second, at the same time we treat the underlying trigger for the acne, which in most cases involves some level of internal toxic heat that has been trapped in the skin.
Treating The Root
In Chinese medicine we always treat the root as well as the branch. With acne, the root is excess heat generated by the body. There are many reasons the body creates too much internal heat. For example, some people with a quick temper generate what we call Liver Fire or Heat in the Heart. Some women generate heat before their periods due to the hormone changes at that time of the month. This heat is often a result of what we call Liver Qi Stagnation. Each patient is evaluated when they first come in to determine the source of their excess heat.
Why does excess heat trigger acne? Simply stated, excess heat in the body is looking for a way out. It releases through pores in the skin, causing acne. We bring the body back into balance so it does not generate excess heat. This is what we mean by treating the acne at its source. No toxic heat, no acne.
Treating The Branch
But we don’t stop there. Our acne treatment with acupuncture also addresses the local area where acne resides, on the face, back or chest. Why? Because it brings faster relief and helps reduce scarring that may have developed over time. Treating locally brings a tremendous amount of qi and blood to the area, speeding up healing. It focuses the body’s healing powers on the places where acne is acting up, allowing for faster, deeper, more long lasting results.
Skin Conditions Treated With Acupuncture
Below is a list of the most common acne conditions, as defined by Western medicine. The acne treatment with acupuncture deals with all of these skin conditions. Each type fits a different pattern imbalance within the Chinese medicine diagnostic spectrum. These skin conditions include:
What To Expect
When you come in for an acne treatment with acupuncture, we will assess the types of acne you have, identify your specific Chinese medicine pattern imbalances, and provide a safe, natural treatment to resolve both the underlying imbalances and the surface conditions.
The treatments are relaxing. The needles are hair thin. You will hardly feel them. They are all single use and sterile. Many of our patients fall asleep on the treatment table. You will wake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you have acne, try acupuncture. You’ll be pleased with the results.
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What our Clients are Saying
I developed acne about five years ago, out of the blue. It was never a problem for me as a teenager. Of course, when it started I was horrified. Since then I tried various treatments, some of which helped, most of which were a complete waste of money. But none of them gave lasting relief. My aunt suggested trying acupuncture. Her daughter had used it and her skin totally cleared up. I did research on the web and found Raleigh Acupuncture. They were great. Explained everything beforehand, were reasonably priced, and gave me a lot of attention. I’m happy to report that my acne is completely gone! I don’t exactly know how they did it. Something to do with adjustments in my body to stop the acne from coming out. I’m thrilled. If you have acne, you’ve got to try acupuncture.
Highly recommend this practice. I would break out with very bad acne every month before my period. Face, back and chest. Nothing ever helped. After getting acupuncture I don’t break out any more. Skin is clear and healthy.
I’ve struggled with acne forever and was tired of spending a small fortune on facial products that didn’t work. I read about acupuncture helping with acne and decided to try it. So glad I did. The staff at Raleigh Acupuncture totally got my acne under control, to the point where I don’t need topical creams any more. My face has never been this good. I wish I knew about this 10 years ago!! I highly recommend Raleigh Acupuncture. They are kind, honest and do excellent work. I’ve referred family and friends there and they have been just as pleased.