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Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Can acupuncture alone treat hormonal acne?

Probably not: Acupuncture is proven helpful for many aches and pains and might be helpful for a handful of other illnesses. Unless you're very lucky, it won't do a thing for acne. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Does acupuncture assist as an alternate treatment for hormonal acne?

Acupuncture and acne: Acupuncture is an alternative acne treatment that can produce positive results. Practitioners of acupuncture for acne stick small needles into certain areas of your body to unblock healing energy. People who are not keen on taking acne medication or undergoing laser treatments can try acupuncture to heal their acne. The likelihood of experiencing success from this treatment also related to diet. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Can acupuncture cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Yes: Acupuncture can be used to treat (often not curing) obesity (with appetite suppression) ; acne. I don't know about dry skin by itself (why not just hydrate orally ; moisturize well). ...Read more

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Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Is it possible for acupuncture to cure things like acne, obesity, dry skin, etc?

Yes: There are acupuncture protocols for obesity, acne and other skin conditions. I have provided appetite control treatments to patients with excellent results. ...Read more

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Daughter has been on antibiotics then, roacutaine, is finnished all her meds but is still getting cystic acne. Trying accupuncture at mo, anything else?

Daughter has been on antibiotics then, roacutaine, is finnished all her meds but is still getting cystic acne. Trying accupuncture at mo, anything else?

Acne: Possibly a birth control pill may help the hormonal changes that accelerate acne growth. You may also want to look at some dietary changes that would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can acne be cured and not come back, even if you're still smoking?

Can acne be cured and not come back, even if you're still smoking?

Yes: Both are chronic health problems and your physician can manage both. In spite of what anybody else may have told you, acne is not lifestyle-related. Good luck with both. ...Read more

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If you're using accutane, does it make acne worse before it gets better?

If you're using accutane, does it make acne worse before it gets better?

Briefly: Hopefully you got a full explanation for this powerful medication before you started. Stay the course. It is worth it. ...Read more

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What're some really good acne medications that you can get a prescription for?

What're some really good acne medications that you can get a prescription for?

There are many!: Most dermatologists agree that the most important acne medication is a retinoid or retinol. There are now prescription topicals which combine 2 different medications into one tube or pump to make it easy for the patient. Sometimes, patients may need a short course of antibiotics, or in the case of adult female acne, spironolactone works very well and is safe for long-term use if needed. ...Read more

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I heard you could take amoxicillin with or without food. Does this also apply if you're using amoxicillin to treat acne?

I heard you could take amoxicillin with or without food. Does this also apply if you're using amoxicillin to treat acne?

Upset stomach: Antibiotics tend to disrupt stomach by causing gastric irritation, so generally recommended to use with food no matter what they are being used to treat. ...Read more

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I am only 16 years and I've been having acne between my thighs, and after they fate the leave marks, they're quit big an make me uncomfortable.

I am only 16 years and I've been having acne between my thighs, and after they fate the leave marks, they're quit big an make me uncomfortable.

Will improve: The key to improvement of your acne areas is to try to treat the underlying condition so that there are no flare ups that cause recurring inflammation. A dermatologist can best help you with a regimen that works. If you've lund one stick with it. Exfoliate regularly and avoid shaving those areas to deter ingrown hairs from developing. ...Read more

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How do I use goldenseal for my acnes?

How do I use goldenseal for my acnes?

Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more

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I want to ask about the problem of acnes?

Acne Vulgaris: A very common condition that affects at least 80% of the population, at some point. Treatment can be topical or oral (if more severe) by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture work?

Can acupuncture work?

For many conditions.: According to world health organization acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns, allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postoperative pain, renal colic, etc. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture hurt?

Can acupuncture hurt?

Not usually: Often times insertions are not felt by the person receiving acupuncture. When felt it may feel like a tiny prick as it enters the skin - however using the "push the finger" technique will usually prevent that. There are a few acupuncture points which are painful to needle but there are alternative sites for most of those. Most needles have a tiny diameter. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture work?

How does acupuncture work?

Nerves: Acupuncture involves using special needles that are introduced in certain points on the skin that produces either stimulating or relaxing effect on the organ (s) that this point is related to. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture safe to do?

Is acupuncture safe to do?

Yes: Very safe! There is little bleeding due to needle diameter. There is little infection because needle cored is not hollow - won't drag in skin and bacteria. Lung puncture is avoided by wodging the skin & oblique needle placement. Internal organ contact is prevented by inserting to depths dictated in traditional chinese medicine. But it you faint at the sight of a needle - tell the provider. ...Read more

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How I can cure my acnes face?

How I can cure my acnes face?

Lots of choices: It depends on what type of acne you have. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. More than one treatment is often needed depending on your skin. Your doctor will need to look at your skin to help you choose the right medication. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture effectively treat ed?

Can acupuncture effectively treat ed?

No: No studies show that acupuncture can treat erectile dysfunction (ed). However, professionally done acupuncture is unlikely to harm a person. More importantly, ED can be a symptom of a serious illness such as diabetes, poor circulation, hormonal imbalances, medicine side effects, psychological disorders, etc..., and should be discussed with one's primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are the results with acupuncture?

Varies: Like all of medicine how one responds depends upon the individual and the treatment. Remember acupuncture is not magic. Especially, many will turn to acupuncture when traditional treatments fail. In my practice I have found that "needling" have cured many ailments when traditional treatments have failed, such as success for carpal tunnel syndrome when physical therapies have failed ...Read more

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What maladies can acupuncture improve?

What maladies can acupuncture improve?

According to World: Health organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns, allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck ; back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop. ...Read more

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How effectively does acupuncture work?

How effectively does acupuncture work?

That depends on the: Condition being treated. There are excellent results for treatment of many conditions but acupuncture is not an effective form of treatment for some medical problems. ...Read more

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What is the science behind acupuncture?

It's growing: Acupuncture stimulates release of local and brain chemistry that relieves pain, relieves anxiety, and can stimulate immunity and hormonal effects. Stimulates brain pathways that regulate pain sensation and mood. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to treat back acnes?

Please tell me how to treat back acnes?

See Dermatologist: There are several treatment options, in step-wise therapy. The most successful medication for this is accutane, but requires strict oversight. ...Read more

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Why is it that I itch after acupuncture?

Why is it that I itch after acupuncture?

I am not: Familiar with itching as a side effect of acupuncture. Is infrared heat being used in conjunction with needles? I use acupuncture to treat people who have hives and itching. The only thing I can think of is renewed activity (blood circulation, qi, nerve conduction) causing the itching. Perhaps one of the other healthtap acupuncturists is more familiar with itching as a side effect. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to getting acupuncture?

Is there any benefit to getting acupuncture?

Yes, proven benefits: Many research studies prove acupuncture to be effective for back & neck pain, headaches, post-operative nausea, copd, arthritis of the knee & improving success of in-vitro fertilization. Research also shows it increases endorphin & hormone release, activity of some parts of the brain & stimulates blood flow. See www. Healthcmi. Com/index. Php/acupuncturist-news-online/377-acupunctureresearchquestioned. ...Read more

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Is it inadvisable to swim after acupuncture?

Yes.: Some general guidelines including not swimming or bathing right after (few hours) acupuncture. I'm not aware of any studies - and there probably aren't any - about specific time periods. If you think about it, you just had a bunch of tiny holes punched in your skin, so i'd give it a day or two before you go swimming in a public pool or the ocean. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more