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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

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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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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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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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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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Is acupuncture a sham?

Is acupuncture a sham?

No: Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Now it enjoys a revival and is spreading out through many advanced economically and culturally countries.The existence of the acupuncture points and energy channels was scientifically proven- points and pathways with low electro-magnetic resistance. They create a complete functional network like the nervous system for example. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective?

Is acupuncture effective?

See below: See the cochrane collaborative. It lists the areas in which acupuncture is effective and where it is not. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture?

Very: I tell people that acupuncture isn't magic. It has been around since the second century bc in china. It's very helpful for pain, depression, anxiety, and morning sickness. It does seem to augment treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure. It also seems to help addictions such as stopping smoking and recreational drugs usage. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture really painful?

Is acupuncture really painful?

Rarely Painful: Acupuncture uses extremely thin needles and is rarely painful. Japanese styles of acupuncture tend to use even thinner needles, and are inserted more shallowly. Patients state sometimes, with extremely acute symptoms like a backache, back pain or neck pain, the needles may feel like a mosquito bite. ...Read more

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Why might acupuncture not work?

Why might acupuncture not work?

Acupuncture is not: likely to work if you are trying to use it to treat a condition that doesn't respond to acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective for many conditions but certainly for not all conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more