**Preface note from a month later. TCM works, but it is not a cheap, easy fix. The detox breakout sucks, and seems to go on for couple of weeks, but the herbs/acupuncture eliminate infection fast, balance oil, evens tone. It takes patience and 100% patient compliance, but I saw results immediately (ie. what cleared/healed, what was purging, over all total lesion count.) Dr said I should be totally clear in two more weeks.... and she was right!**
Since I don't socialize, I have nothing but time for radical self-improvement.
Moderate acne, not healing, insomnia, stressed skin, mental stress, poor diet, habitual compulsive extractor.
Using Proactiv Deep Cleanser and Eau Thermale Avene TriAcneal, my go-to Tazarac substitute.
Prescribed supplements: Q10 30mg, Grapeseed 60 mg, A,B,C,D,E for skin, Magnesium 400mg (my multi only had 25% DVA)
1st Blend- detox, healing, stress- Chai Hu, Yn Jin, Bai Shao, Nu Zhan Zi, Mo Han Liano, Shan Zha, Zi Xie, Fu Lin, Ctan Cao, Da Huang. But she changed it to Dang Gui, Bai Zhu, BoHe, Dan Shien, Zhi Mu, Zhu Ye, Huang Liam, Sheng Shi Gao. Certain foods were contraindicated, like ocean fish, refined sugar, alcohol, coffee, heavy juices, spicy/hot food, meat, processed grains peanuts, sunflower seeds, pistachios, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, mango, dates, blackcherry, apricot,plum, lychee or pumpkin, no papaya or peach.
Neuro-Zac (B6, Mg and St Johns Wort)
When the acne heals, she said to integrate Pearl Powder oral to topical, collagen pill or powder orally, and Royal Jelly orally.
Edited by ZhenZhu, 03 September 2014 - 12:51 AM.