Acne Treatment

Western medical treatment methods can struggle to successfully treat acne. It is not uncommon for conventional creams/antibiotics to prove deficient and to cause occasional side effects for patients. However Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments offer a natural alternative treatment.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is regarded by Western medicine to be either an inherited medical condition due to a hormonal imbalance or caused by a bacterial infection. Chinese Medicine sees skin disorders as being caused by an imbalance in the body – acne as a medical condition is associated with problems relating to the lungs, stomach, intestines and blood.

Traditional Chinese Medicine views the problems responsible for acne to be caused by one of the following:

  • heat in the lung,
  • blood stasis
  • Dampness and heat in the stomach and intestines.

What does Acne treatment involve?

Having determined the nature and severity of the Acne condition, a course of Chinese herbs will be prescribed. The majority of our acne prescription herbs used at our Chester and Altrincham ( Greater Manchester ) clinics come from a specialist hospital in China, which is affiliated to a esteemed dermatological research institution in China.

The medication usually come in granular form, which is then dissolved in boiling water as required for the course of the treatment. The solution is sometimes found to be unpleasant to taste, but if necessary fruit juice or honey can be added.

On rare occasion, where the patient does not respond to herbal treatments, we will suggest other treatments in conjunction with Chinese herbs – these are