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leelowe1

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
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I Quit Bp 4 Months Ago And Still Horendous Breakouts!

Yesterday, 01:51 PM

At what point should my breakouts level out.  I used it for 1 year (Regimen style).   My acne is horrendous and due to BP , my skin is sensitive to all topicals.  Tried natural and things got worse.  Right now i just wash and moisturize ad break out in multiple pimples daily.

 

Trying Traditional Chinese Medicine (herbs and acupuncture) as diets and lifestyle changes have failed (see sig).

 

If this fails, accutane may be my next step....again.


Come With Me To Funky Town (Tcm)

25 August 2014 - 11:36 AM

Wow, i feel like i seriously need to get an award for the most logs on this site.  Hopefully my experiences have served to help someone else in need.  For me, it has been therapeutic  and in a way, comforting as i have received so much love and support from complete strangers, some of you who have become people I would call friends.  Well as my log states, I am about to try the holistic route again, this time integrating TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine into my life.  As many of you may or may not know, I have been down the holistic route with 3 different practioners and never once did my acne get better.  It never made sense to me at all.  I have also sought the counsel of members from the holistic forums for tips and tricks and while the majority have been friendly, some have gone as far as to blame me for my condition.  It's been disheartening to say the least but I know that there is hope and i have Faith that God will get me through this.

 

Now on to the show.

 

1st acupuncture session

 

I went to see a licensed acupuncturist who has dealt with acne.  He looked at my tongue and took my pulse after asking me many questions about my health.  What he found was that i may be anemic and that I had poor blood circulation.  He also suggested that my small intestines may not be absorbing nutrients from my food.  This was very interesting to me as i bruise easily and i am tired all the time.  I also get so cold or hot when others seems fine and i have been losing weight even though i eat and eat and eat (i always seem hungry).

 

He suggested acupuncture twice a week (which i am excited about as i have stress and anxiety issues) alongside herbal medicine which he will prepare for me.

 

My first acupuncture session today was fine.  He used the 4 point korean one where he used four needles in my arms and legs.   It didn't hurt and i felt somewhat relaxed.  

 

The cost of all of this is totally on me as i am paying for 8 sessions and a month worth of herbs.  I won't state the price but if this will help my acne and my general feelings and health, then i would gladly fork over this and more.  The cool thing with this is that if i see no considerable improvement in the first month, he'll pay for me to do a second month.  If by the end of the 2nd month I still am at a standstill, he will give me back my money.  Can't beat good business sense.

 

So either way, it is much safer than accutane and hopefully it can help other issues beside my acne.   

 

I will be adding pictures and documenting my experience as i go along. 

 

Thanks everyone!!


Tcm - What's Your Take

22 August 2014 - 08:29 PM

Anyone have any experience with traditional chinese medicine?  I gave the holistic route a years time (with 3 different naturopaths) and it was a waste of my time and money.  Should i explore TCM?  I have taken the advice given here and I am still dealing with steady acne so I was thinking of giving the holistic practioner route a go.  Maybe they can provided fresh eyes on my situation.


Needing A Face Cleanser

22 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

My acne is not going away and in fact is worse than it was in 2012 when i tried the holistic approach.  i have taken the diet and lifestyle changes very seriously and things have not improved.  At this point, i'm done.  My face at the present is broken out, dry around the mouth chin area and just looks irritated.  Would it be ok to try a honey yogurt mix as a cleanser to help with dryness and calm the irritation down?  Oils irritate my skin as well as ACV  and green tea.  I'd rather just have to deal with acne than acne and irritated skin

 

Thanks for the input.


What Cleanser And Rich Moisturizer Can I Use For My Skin?

14 August 2014 - 05:16 PM

My skin is breaking out like mad and it is highly sensitized and dry especialy around the mouth.  What cleanser and moisturizer  can people recommend.  I am starting an acne treatment in a month that will be sure to dry out my skin.

 

Cleanser should be for highly sensitive skin (non foaming) and moisturizer should be rich.