Acne is an infection of the skin, caused by changes in the sebaceous glands. The most common form of acne is called acne vulgaris, which means “common acne”. The redness comes from inflammation of the skin in response to infection.

Many factors are responsible for the development of acne. Although the exact reasons why some people get acne and some do not are not completely known, the development of acne is influenced by:

  • Genetic factors
  • Gastrointestinal Function
  • Environmental Factors
  • Cosmetics
  • Emotional Factors (Stress)

Chinese Medicine is so exceptional in treating acne because:

  • Chinese medicine focuses on treating disease through correcting all systemic imbalances present. Acne is a systemic, multifactorial disorder, and therefore responds very well to this truly holistic health approach
  • Chinese medicine takes lifestyle issues into account. A skilled doctor of Chinese medicine will not only give you an individually tailored herbal medicine and acupuncture protocol but also considers your diet and lifestyle. With this unique approach you will address all possible causes of acne completely without any side effects

Most acne drugs have harsh side-effects on the body when taken long-term. With Chinese medicine you will typically see results within 4 weeks, not only in a gradual disappearing of your acne but also an improvement in your overall well-being. Instead of harming your body you will improve your general health, which reflects itself in a healthy, clear skin.