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Acne Herbal Therapy for Acne and Acne Scarring
The majority of Chinese doctors who see acne patients get used to prescribe medicine to clear fire and resolve toxin. They believe acne is due to fire arising and fire requires to be cleared. However, Chinese medicine's "Fire" is divided into the solid fire and vacuity fire, the solid fire should be cleared while vacuity fire should be “cleared” in different way. In fact, acne patients who belong to the solid fire is not many in number, most of them have vacuity fire. A patient with vacuity fire, once given medicine to clear fire and resolve toxin, can only have more and more vacuity fire falring upward.
So how exactly does acne happen? A large number of clinical practice shows that when the normal function of the spleen and stomach--we quantify it to 100% at this time ---if the intake is 100% of the normal Herbsamount of food, the stomach can digest it all. When there comes 120% of food intake, stomach and spleen can only digest 100% food, while the remaining 20% of undigested food will lead to the formation of heat through the lung channels or other cahnnels. As a result, heat-facial acne would arise. The treatment toward such kind of acne should adopt the therapeutic principle as clearing fire and resolving food stagnancy, so as to gain a very good effect.
However, when the spleen and stomach function not well—we assume they can only digest 60% of the normal amount of food---then there will be 40% of the food cannot be digested and thus it would change into heat if 100% of normal intake is provided for spleen and stomach. Following along the channels the heat will enter lung, fuming and steaming upward which eventually would cause the acne formation of vacuity-fire type.
To treat acne of vacuity-type clear fire of both lung and stomach is not enough. Only to adjustably nourish both lung and stomach while ascending Yan and scattering fire can bring a complete cure.
Chinese herbal medicine does not only adopt the means to clear heat, but also scatter evil heat. The patients with vacuity heat accumulated in both stomach and lung will have exacerbated vacuity of both stomach and lung once herbs of cooling nature are often used. In such circumstance, the way to prevent both spleen and stomach from incurring detriment is to adjustably nourish both spleen and stomach while scattering evil heat by using herbs of warm nature.
Patients should also be careful not to eat too cold food, food below roomherb temperature and too spicy food. Greasy food can lead to the arising of dampness and dampness can give rise to evil heat in turn. Patients are advised to ensure adequate sleep, do not stay up all night. In summer, sebaceous gland prefers to discharge secretion. So, please often wash with warm water to prevent the oil from plugging pores.
It is generally believed this disease has close connection with endocrine disorders, (especially male hormone hyperthyroidism), sebum reaction, activity of micro-organisms within hair follicles. Other causation factors include the relative insufficiency of zinc and trace elements during the development phase or genetic factors should be taken account for.
Here we sum up the acne formation causes widely held in Chinese herbal medicine theory
Exuberant heat with stomach and lung.
Accumulated damp-heat in both spleen and stomach.
Blood and phlegm stasis.
Acupuncture has a unique effect for acne. And more commonly-used acupoints should be chosen those located along the lungs, spleen and stomach cahnnels, such as: Fei Yu, He Gu, Qu Chi, Xue Hai, Zusanli, Ying Xiang, Ren Zhong, Chang Qiang. Needling adopts draining methods, the needle stays 20 minutes, left and right side exchange, 10 days constitute one course of treatment. Another choice is to use ear acupoints which include those cerresponding to lungs, Shen Men, endocrine, adrenal gland, subcortex, etc. Good effect can be expected.
So far, not a particularly effective treatment is found because the pathogenesis of acne is so complicated and individual differences vary so tremendously. Therefore, one therapy that can cope with patients who have a wild range of individual difference matters most for all doctors who desire to gain a success in the treatment of acne and acne scar.
Take good care of your skin every day
Although acne isn't caused by not washing your face, good skin care is still an important step in your acne treatment routine. Use a foaming cleanser every morning and night, preferably one with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. A light, oil-free moisturizer can be used if acne treatments make your skin feel tight, or you have flaking or peeling.
Use the right makeup
If you have pimples, it's natural to want to cover them up. But using comedogenic makeup will only make your acne worse.
Heavy makeup and oil-based foundations can cause a type of acne called acne cosmetica.