Acupuncture for Acne

Acupuncture has been for thousands of years practiced in the Far East, particularly, in China. One of the abilities of acupuncture is to cure skin conditions such as acne.  Some acne sufferers have painful cystic acne that may in all likelihood leave ugly facial scars. The good news however, is that acne, even the worst kinds, can be treated with acupuncture.  A person’s cysts or pimples are very rarely punctured by ultra thin acupuncture needles since acupuncture for acne often uses auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture as the mode of treatment.

How effective is Acupuncture Treatment for Acne?

It was not that long ago when most western physicians will scoff at acupuncture. They were extremely skeptical of the idea that a therapeutic effect really is produced when needles are inserted into specific parts on the body known as acupuncture points.  However, after many years of study, western medicine is slowly beginning to recognize this very old Chinese healing art. In fact, there are now literally thousands of western physicians who have studied acupuncture and are practicing acupuncturists themselves. Since it involves being pricked by needles, acupuncture may seem like a painful procedure. This is not the case, especially if you have a skilled and licensed acupuncturist who is treating you. This kind of acupuncturist knows where to insert the needles without causing a painful sensation.

An acupuncture needle has the ability to attract energy from its surrounding environment and it redirects this energy into the body. It also attracts the energy inside the body and uses it to help improve energy flow or remove the obstacles to the flow of energy. An acupuncture therapy can focus on the specific site of the problem. But before this procedure commences, the acupuncturist will first ask you about your medical history in order to determine what type of ailment you have and formulate a plan of treatment for that condition. Acupuncture is known as a holistic type of treatment since the patient’s stress levels, emotions and entire body are deemed as having powerful effects on your health. Addressing acne with acupuncture may not seem as odd as it sounds.

The Finer Details

Oftentimes the underlying cause of acne is the abundant secretion of oils in the body due to an imbalance of hormones.  Addressing acne with acupuncture can restore normality to your body’s hormone output, and this helps to rectify your skin condition. Acupuncture for acne treatment may not be optimally effective unless you include a balanced diet to your treatment plan as well as avoiding makeup that can irritate your skin and washing yourself regularly.

Some insurance companies cover acupuncture therapy in their health insurance. Always consider the costs and the advice your dermatologist or doctor.  Even acupuncturists believe that the best way to battle acne is though prevention. Your dermatologist or doctor may refer you to a licensed and skilled acupuncturist. Depending on the severity of your acne symptoms, the whole treatment course for acupuncture may involve20 to 30 sessions.  Warts, dermatitis, psoriasis and other skin diseases can also be treated with acupuncture.

Mayflower Acupuncture, LLC
536 Hopmeadow St.,
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860 413 2118