Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:15 AM
I have always felt that while certain treatments address the acne by killing the bacteria, or drying the skin, there must be something wrong with me on the inside. There must be an underlying cause as to why small red lumps form on my face but not on other people's. It was this reasoning that led me to a Chinese Medical clinic. They told me that the my liver was 'unbalanced' and started me on a course of accupuncture and herbs which I been on for five weeks now. My skin was very bad when I first went to see them, so it has taken time for it to clear, but I can say that I saw an immediate effect, and that now the problem has been reduced some 80%. I have had to visit them once a week for the past six weekends, and will have to see them a couple more times. After that they will put me on a low dose of drugs and occasional visits once a month or so for a check-up. It is all quite expensive, but the results are impressive, especially when you bear in mind that I now use no antibiotics or any special creams. I live my life as I wish, except having to take some herbs twice a day. I know that the real test will be whether the effects last, but so far so good. I tell you this only to document my results with this treatment, and suggest it for sufferers, particularly those that have put up with this problem for a long time.
Posted 31 May 2004 - 05:52 AM
I also went to a person who linked the cause of acne to an imbalance in my liver and pancreas due to toxification in my body, very likely caused by radiation and acidic food intake she said.
Im on some herbs as well for some period now (2 months approx) and feel very great. Havent had any spots at all, not a single one. So the treatment is doing well so far..
Could you be a bit more specific about what herbs so actually use? Im quite curious if the active ingredients match with the ones I am taking
Btw, I am doing Yoga exercises as well recently. This calmes me really really down alot.
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Note before this, I had visited my GP numerous times and been given Erythomicin and other antibiotics, all of which made my skin worse and very itchy. I was beyond desperate by now and I see the visit to that doctor as fate and saved my life as I reckon I was beyond help then.
However, the effects are not permanent, the medicine tastes foul, is very expensive (around $100 every fortnight) and makes your teeth black! But I look on this as a small price to pay, as within weeks of the 1st visit, I had found a permanent job and met a nice girl. I haven't been on Chinese herbal medicine for almost a year now and just follow the regimen to keep clear. I can recommend the herbal solution to those with serious cases of acne, but can only advise they visit reputable doctors to avoid being ripped off. The effects may be more permanent for you, but due to financial restrictions, I'll never know if I'd be fully clear if I continued, but am happy with the way I am now.
Good luck to everyone.
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Posted 02 July 2004 - 07:11 AM
On a final note, I would say not to worry that you were only given herbs to brew. Perhaps the cause of your problem doesn't require accupunture, and I know that herbs can be a very powerful remedy and are an important part of chinese medicine. See what the effects are and go from there. Hope that helped
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Posted 09 July 2004 - 05:36 AM
There is only one problem with taking herbs: it flushes out toxins thats very good, but the effect is only temporary. Your body will always seek for balance. Once you will stop the intake of herbs, your body gets out of balance and will find a balance on its own. On the long run it isnt the right solution. Besides the herbal intake, you need to find ways to purely strengthen the liver, so it can handle and cleanse the toxins and excess hormones from the blood on the long term as well.
Try to do some morning breathing excersises, or yoga or something to relief stress from the body. Try to find some ways to build-up a better immune system (liver flush i would recommend).
I am very curious on your LT results if you havent 'grown' out your excess hormone issue yet and when you stop the herbs course
Posted 09 July 2004 - 09:04 AM
What she said was wrong with me was that my blood was very "heated" and "toxic" from the years of spicy food i have eating when i was young. And that heat and toxicity builds up in your blood stream and ultimately shows on yur face. She uses her fingers and presses firmly on my wrist vessel area to read my internal conditions. She then dishes out 6 pouches of herbs for me to boil and make into a nasty tasting soup to drink. My skin is really getting much better. The thing with herbs as a medicine for acne compared to the drugs like accutane is they are natural. Also she suggested me to buy some dried up sea horses to cleanse my blood. I will continue this method for the next month and see if i get no more pimples.
There is this secret and unknown cure to acne all together. This my upset the animal activists but i hear in chinese herbal shops and by my herbalist that "Polar Bear liver" will cure your acne. My dad asked around about my acne and his friends recommended the Polar Bear Liver. He said he can buy some but will cost alotta $$. I'll see if these herbs don't work, i will buy some polar bear liver and give acne its last days!!!
Posted 09 July 2004 - 03:30 PM
PS: Livers are good.
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Posted 13 July 2004 - 11:28 AM
If so, dont know if just the nutritent of polar bear liver will cure the acne.