Acupuncture for Acne

Struggling with acne breakouts? Accutane and other prescription drugs not working? You’ve used all the latest complexion treatment products that haven’t worked? Looking to try acupuncture and googling for “acupuncture for acne near me”?

Come receive the best acupuncture for acne in Irvine. Our award-winning acupuncturist will customize the treatment specifically to your overall health. Our treatments are a holistic approach to curing acne and clearing your skin.

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“Never before has a physician sat down with me for almost an hour, going over every pertinent detail of my health, habits, sleep, diet, stress, work and family history to gain a comprehensive view of my complete health.  Never before have I ever felt a physician was truly listening to me and truly wanted to help.”

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What is Acupuncture For Acne?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, your body is composed of invisible highways (meridians), that become blocked. Through acupuncture for acne, the meridians are unblocked and balance is restored to the body. Acne and other imperfections come from these blockages. Once the underlying issue, the meridians are unblocked, the symptoms go away.

When we target the root of the issue instead of applying topical treatments, it reduces acne for the long term. 

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It's Not Just For Acne

And not only that, it also works to promote the overall health of the body.

By targeting the acne’s underlying problem, acupuncture for acne will reduce inflammation, redness, and even out skin tone. Encouraging the skin to heal and diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Think about it, if you have a better vitality, sleep, your hormones are regulated, etc., you’re going to feel much better and it will be evident in your face, skin, and quality of your hair.

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What Does Research Say About Acupuncture for Acne?

The Western Medicine hypothesis, suggested by the University of California doctors, for why acupuncture for skincare is so effective is that “neuromodulation of the immune system in mediating the pathogeneses of inflammatory and infectious skin conditions, such as acne, dermatitis, urticaria, and HPV. Studies on rats have shown decreased levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines— including tumor necrosis factor-a, interleukin-1b, and interleukin-6—after stimulation with acupuncture.”

Tired of acne breakouts and over the counter topical treatments? Get acupuncture for acne from a professionally licensed acupuncturist in Irvine to feel better. It’s all-natural with no side effects.

The Science Behind Acupuncture

Multiple dermatology studies have shown that patients given acupuncture receive statistically significant improvements. 

In three studies on plaque of the edema of the skin, also known as a wheal/skin flare, patients given acupuncture performed significantly better. Their wheal/skin flares were significantly diminished. In a randomized controlled trial, acupuncture for acne was more effective for clearing wheal than oral antihistamines.

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Common Acupuncture Question

Wondering about “acupuncture for acne near me”? Here are two common questions asked before their acupuncture appointment for acne.

 

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

If you are asking this, you might be wondering about the needles also. You might think it hurts or be uncomfortable to have needles inserted in you. However, it’s the exact opposite. The needles are super thin and they don’t pass more than a thin layer of skin. When the acupuncture needles are inserted, people feel relaxed. Some feel so relaxed that they even fall asleep. After coming to a series of sessions, people start to feel the alleviating effect of acupuncture.

How Do I Prepare For My Acupuncture Session?

Here are some things you can do to prepare for your appointment:

  • Remember or bring a paper copy of your medical history
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing
  • Avoid drinking too much caffeine
  • Eat something light beforehand

Additional Acne Information

What Are The Symptoms of Acne?

When it comes to acne, it can come in different forms and severities. Here are some acne symptoms to look out for:

  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Papules (small red, tender bumps)
  • Pimples
  • Nodules (large, solid, painful lumps under the skin)
  • Cystic lesion (painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin)

Causes of Acne

Acne usually appears in areas where the body has the most oil glands which are the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. The cause of acne mostly due to these factors:

  • Excess oil (sebum)
  • Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
  • Bacteria
  • Inflammation

Acne Triggers

Sometimes acne can be triggered. Here are some things to look out for that can cause you to get acne or worsen the condition:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medication
  • Diet
  • Stress

Award-Winning Acupuncturist

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Dr. Chun-Ming Fu PH.D.