Acne is the result of clogged sebaceous glands (comedones – AKA. white and black heads) in the face becoming inflamed and thus turning into the pimple, pustule or zit that we are all familiar with. This skin condition is usually the result of internal imbalances, like hormonal, that lead to the over production of oils in the glands. Acne is not as a result of a dirty face! In fact over scrubbing (or picking) of acne lesions can make it worse, by irritating the glands and spreading bacteria.
ChineseMedicine uses a combination of both internal herbal medicines combined with externally applied herbal pastes and washes – usually with a good result. As always the treatment is based on the individual, as everyone’s acne will be different, as will their overall health and constitution. Treatment must match the person in order to be effective.
Acne – before treatment
Hormonal cystic acne before treatment
For more articles on please check my blog.