Acupuncture is a modality that has been around for thousands of years. It is mostly thought to be used to reduce pain or treating other internal ailments. It is now being sought by individuals to help treat acne when the use of cleansers, spot creams or prescription medications have been unsuccessful.
Acupuncture relies on getting the body to correct itself and it does this by getting to the root of the problem. Topicals work only on the surface and does little to correct the problem. This modality cannot resolve acne alone; herbs play a role as well as a change in diet.
Acupuncture is not for everyone. It depends on how a person’s body responds to the treatments, herbs used and dietary changes. Treatments may involve seeing an acupuncturist several times a week initially and once under control, once a month for maintenance.
If you have exhausted all other means to revolve your acne issues, give acupuncture a try.
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Adkins, J. (2013). About.com, “Acupuncture and Acne: Does it really work?” Retrieved November 22, 2013, from: http://skincare.about.com/od/AcneTips/fl/Acupuncture-and-Acne-Does-it-Really-Work.htm