What have you been told about how to get rid of acne? Were you told it was because of bad hygiene or just wash your face more often? At the Neeley Center for Health, we have some information you might find interesting. We will look at the treatments of western medicine versus Traditional Chinese Medicine for acne treatments.
Acne affects 85 to 100% of the population in both men and women. Most common around the time of puberty, but can stretch into the mid to late 20’s. ·
Though the causes are unknown, it is believed to be caused by a rise in androgen levels. Rising androgen levels increase oil production within the skin, therefore breaking down the cellular walls within the pores making it a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.
Genetics are also believed to be a big factor in the development of acne caused by a rise of androgens in the body, which increases oil production; causing pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads to appear.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we treat symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs do not cover the symptoms; we get to the root of the symptoms, therefore treating the overall issue.
For those of you who are interested in the emotional expression of acne, you can get the book Feelings Buried Alive Never Die and it will give you a list of feelings associated with acne. You can use the list to journal and ask yourself honest questions. If you need help in this area you can go to our website and schedule an appointment with Cindy Neeley. She can help you clear the root of your conditions, physically and emotionally.
Though Western Medical treatments for managing acne are extremely effective, some people experience more side effects from the medication than they would hope to. With Acupuncture and Chinese herbs, our main goal is to clear the body of heat and bacteria all while returning the body to homeostasis (balance within the body).
If you have any questions feel free to give us a call. To book a session
In best health,
Mike and Cindy Neeley 256-716-4048
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