Do You Really Want To Stick Needles In Your Body To Treat Acne?
Many people don’t think so. Acupuncture has been used in China and the East for thousands of years. One of the benefits to using acupuncture is that the skin tends to clear up. People with painful cystic acne that can leave scaring find long lasting help treating acne with acupuncture. Your pimples or cysts aren’t touched by the special, slender acupuncture needles. You usually get treatment on your ear.
At one time, Western medical circles were very skeptical of the Chinese practice of acupuncture (inserting needles into special places on the body called acupuncture pionts). But after decades of study, it is starting to be embraced (albeit carefully) by conventional as well as alternative healers around the world. Although it looks very painful, a trained acupuncturist knows where to insert the needles painlessly. Acupuncture works for animals, even the notoriously skittish Thoroughbred racehorse, often making the animal go into a deep state of relaxation.
As a lightning rod can attract and redirect the immense power of lightning, so can acupuncture needles attract and redirect the energy currents of your body. An acupuncture treatment can key in on one specific area of complaint, but often you are asked about your entire medical history so your whole body can be helped. Acupuncture is called a holistic form of treatment, since your entire body, emotions and stress levels are also seen as having powerful effects on your health. Treating acne with acupuncture is not as far-fetched as it might first sound.
How Can Acupuncture Help Acne
It is believed that hormone imbalance can cause the body secrete more oils than it really should. Treating acne with acupuncture may help regulate your body’s hormone output, and thus make your skin more clear. Treating acne with acupuncture isn’t a magic cure-all, though. You must eat a well balanced diet, wash yourself consistently and avoid heavy makeup or products that could irritate your skin.
Sometimes acne treatments with acupuncture may be covered by some health insurance, but most often it isn’t. Keep the costs in mind, as well as your doctor or dermatologist’s advice, when considering treating your acne with acupuncture. Even acupuncturists say that the best way to combat acne is by preventative means. Your doctor or dermatologist might even know of an acupuncturist to recommend to you. You may have to go for as many as twenty or thirty treatments before your acne completely subsides. Acupuncture has also been shown to help with other skin diseases like dermatitis, psoriasis, and warts.