Revealing the Truth Behind Acupuncture for Acne Relief


Tried every possible internal and external remedy for acne without any success? If you are frustrated with the persistent acne and are looking for a remedy that will root out acne, then it is perhaps time to look into taking to acupuncture for acne relief. There have been many positive stories about the effectiveness of acupuncture in curing acne. Let’s see what the treatment is all about and the truth behind the its effectiveness.


What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture for Acne Relief

Acupuncture is a part of the traditional Chinese medicine that involves simulation of points in the body by applying heat, pressure and pricking with thin needles. Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that balances the energy in the body to treat disorders.It has been practiced for over 2000 years as a complementary medicine and works on the root cause of diseases which is the imbalance in your system.

Why acupuncture?

Most of us use topical medication to treat acne. While this helps in weeding out the bacteria that aggravates acne, it cannot cure the underlying issue with your system which causes acne in the first place. You may argue that some pills that are prescribed for acne do just that – balancing out the hormonal levels. But their effect lasts only for as long as you are taking them while results from acupuncture last longer.


How does Acupuncture help acne?

As a part of the acupuncture treatment, sterile needles are pierced into strategic points in the body to send signals to the brain to modify imbalances in the body. By doing so, the acupuncturist is able to remove the cause of acne from your system so that you don’t break out even after the treatment is discontinued.

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What does the treatment entail?

The acupuncturist will check your skin and the extent of acne on the skin. Then he will go on to examine your pulse and other vitals. Once that is done, the course of treatment is decided.

The first time the needles are pierced into the body, you might feel a slight prick but will soon get used to it. The acupuncturist will pierce needles at various points in the body to cure the ailment. If you are being treated for acne, it will take you a few sittings spread over a month to see positive results.

You may also be advised on changing your diet and taking herbal supplements to support the treatment. The acupuncturist may even prescribe a lotion to treat the existing manifestation of the bodily imbalance on the skin surface.

If acupuncture useful? 

While we do know for the fact that acupuncture is a great remedy for pain relief, its effectiveness in treating acne is not widely proven. There have been many success stories about using acupuncture for acne. But many attribute the successes to a combination of acupuncture, healthy supplements and diet control.

It won’t be right to say that acupuncture for acne does not work. If you have already tried many remedies without luck, then we suggest that there is no harm in trying another remedy that is painless and claims to banish acne causing imbalances from the body. Good luck!

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.