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Acupuncture for Acne and herbal remedies you can do at home.

Acupuncture for acne and herbal remedies you can do at home.

The skin is the largest organ in our body and has a very important role in the elimination of toxins, so in Chinese Medicine, any skin condition is a symptom of something else in the body being out of balance and an attempt by the body to restore homeostasis.

At Barefoot Medicine, Simone approaches acne by using acupuncture to reduce the pain and inflammation, herbal remedies to rid the body of the toxins and restore the moisture and nourishment to the skin.  She will also give you nutritional advice and recommendations for you to follow at home to get the gut bacteria restored which will help the body to restore and maintain homeostasis across all the body systems to reduce the risk of recurrence.

Most of the research into acupuncture and acne has been conducted in China, but of the studies in the West the indications are that acupuncture helps to reduce inflammation, increase local micro-circulation and regulate the immune response. 

In my experience, acne can respond extremely well to Chinese medicine, but ithere are also may things you can do to help yourself at home.

What you can do at home to help reduce acne

  • Change your pillows and sheets as frequently as possible, maybe every 2 days, so as to prevent bacterial infection in the lesions from worsening.
  • Instead of using specialist soaps which dry out the oils in the skin, make your own from oats!  Take a pair of old tights or stockings and fill them with tightly packed oats and use it as a sponge.  Oats contain natural saponins which will lather up like soap, but the oils in it are extremely good for the skin and very gentle and soothing.
  • Reduce or if possible eliminate the amount of hot, spicy food you eat and try to have a ‘clean’ diet with food that s as close to natural as possible.  Obviously avoid all processed foods which have no beneficial qualities in whatsoever!

If you would like to book an initial consultation and treatment, please click on the Book Appointment tab at the top of the page where you will be guided to my calendar and you can book or reschedule your appointment at your convenience.

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