Skin Conditions

Acne

Why do so many teenagers have very bad acne on their skin?  Have you noticed that some women also develop acne around forty to fifty years old? An imbalance of hormones can contribute to the development of acne. When estrogen and testosterone levels are high, the metabolites of these two hormones need to be discharged as soon as possible after they exert their functions. If a person does not drink enough water or does not eat sufficient vegetables, the metabolites of the hormones can circulate in their blood for a longer time. The metabolites of the hormones will stimulate their oil gland to produce more oil and cause an infection of the pores. When hormones levels are high, people also tend to sweat more. The liver can deactivate the estrogen and testosterone so the metabolites of hormones can be discharged through the kidney. If teenagers drink alcohol or have an unhealthy diet, their liver and kidney function can be compromised even though the blood test shows a normal liver and kidney function. If teenagers ingest too many simple sugars, they will have higher levels of insulin and fat tissue. Fat tissue stores a lot of estrogens with can cause not only acne but may also cancer. Also, young women can develop PCOS, which also stimulates the face to grow more acne. The small cysts in the ovaries can release testosterone to make the face have more acne.

Acupuncture helps strengthen your liver and kidney function, so the liver can metabolize the hormones more efficient and the kidney can discharge the hormone metabolism faster. But teenagers and women also need to drink enough water, avoid spicy food and alcohol to restore their hormone balance. If acupuncture once a week does not clear up the acne completely, you can try to use some Chinese herbs to strengthen your digestion and kidney function.

Eczema

Eczema is very common superficial skin inflammation caused by an imbalance of immune function. The symptoms of eczema include redness, itching, papules, vesicles, weeping, oozing, and crusting.

If we do not treat eczema properly, the skin will have scaling and pigmentation. In Chinese medicine, digestion is closely related with any kind of skin condition,  so we can use Chinese herbs and acupuncture to improve your digestion so you can digest nutrients properly, especially nuts and other vegetarian protein which is the hardest to digest.  Internal heat can also be linked to many skin conditions.

Avoiding spicy food will make your skin look visibly better. If a pregnant woman eats too much spicy food, the baby can be born with eczema, which is very difficult to get rid of in the future.

Facial Rejuvenation 

A painless, non-surgical method to reduce the signs of the aging process, a rejuvenation, and revitalization process designed to help the body look and feel younger. It is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ear, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels of energy.

How does it work?

  1. Restore the balance of body chemicals, such as hormones
  2. Alleviate stress
  3. Improve circulation of blood and lymph within the face
  4. Facilitate collagen production
  5. Enhance muscle tone
  6. Increase dermal contraction
  7. Tighten the pores of the skin

The course of Treatment:

  1. Specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging.
  2. The whole person is treated on the body-mind continuum.
  3. The process takes 4-12 treatment

Results:

  1. Results may be apparent after just a few treatments.
  2. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated
  3. Deeper wrinkles may be diminished
  4. Bags under the eyes can be reduced
  5. Jowls can be firmed
  6. Puffiness can be eliminated
  7. Droopy eyelids can be lifted
  8. Double chins may be minimized
  9. Moisturizing the skin
  10. May erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face.
  11. Effects can last for years with regularly scheduled maintenance treatment

Facial Paralysis

Acupuncture helps tone facial muscles and regenerate peripheral nerves in the face.

Hives 

Acupuncture clears internal heat and reduces histamine level.

Psoriasis 

Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by having an overactive immune function. When you have psoriasis, your skin becomes inflamed with red, flaky and itchy patches on the surface because new skin cells are being produced too fast, so they push the old cells to the surface to form the patches. Many factors can lead to an imbalance of immune function and make this condition worse, including spicy food, sweets, salty food, alcohol, and too much coffee.  Anything that causes indigestion and internal heat can aggravate psoriasis or activate the genes which can lead to psoriasis. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs help to improve your digestion and balance your immune function. It helps to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis and if you can eat healthy, you will stop experiencing the symptoms of psoriasis.