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Acupuncture For Acne
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter has been on antibiotics then, roacutaine, is finnished all her meds but is still getting cystic acne. Trying accupuncture at mo, anything else?
Oral medicines: Acne can be treated internally and includes oral antibiotics (reduce inflammation and bacterial overgrowth), oral contraceptives (regulate hormone levels and decrease free testosterone), oral spironolactone (inhibits testosterone's effects on the oil glands and hair follicles), and Isotretinoin (aka accutane) - which addresses all components of acne. Also, herbal remedies and acupuncture can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I only break out in acne in my armpits. I use neutrogena acne body wash, but the acne comes and goes. What else can I do to eliminate the acne?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist or your regular doctor. Also consider acupuncture/chinese medicine to help balance your body. Stop dairy and gluten...Eat more fresh veggies and fruits. Keep track of when you break out. Is it near your period? Or after you eat certain things? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are: Auricular acupuncture (ear) protocols for adhd. I haven't tried them with any patients - so I have no direct patient feedback. The ear is a microcosm of the body. In this case there is stimulation of thyroid, hippocampus, amygdala and other specific tradition chinese medicine master points. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have persistent acne and cycst under arms, under breasts-never seems to clear up; what can I do?
My kid 17yrafter acth stimulation, after 1hr 8min, 17 oh progesterone-2.56 ng/ml, has acne, hirsutism, spotting before period, if it is locah, what treatment?
Endocrinology: Did the endocrinologist who did the test discisus the results with you? They should and that is the one who can best answer your question. I can suggest that acupuncture and chinese medicine can be very helpful if it is or is not locah. If it is locah, it will be a good adjunct to traditional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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