If you have ever tried Chinese herbal medicine you will know that it can help with a variety of conditions. This article talks about the causes of acne and how it can be treated with herbs and acupuncture which has been proven to very effective.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are several different types of Acne. It is not simply a single disease that requires a uniform treatment. Two major factors are taken into consideration: one is the person’s body type or constitution, and the other includes all of the different external influences which affect the development of the disorder such as diet, environment, climate, life-style, mental and emotional state and medications.
Each individual’s body has different strengths and weaknesses and different tendencies towards imbalance. Often two people will react in completely different ways to the same thing, e.g. eating a bar of chocolate or being exposed to hot, humid conditions such as we have in Spain. Therefore the TCM practitioner aims to understand the root of the problem (which is the individual’s basic constitutional make-up) as well as to distinguish which particular type of Acne the patient has.
Like many natural treatments that aim to treat the cause of acne, Chinese medicine is also based on the same theory. This is good to hear as anything that is happening on the skin is a sign of something wrong on the inside. You don’t just treat the symptoms of acne you also must find and treat the cause.