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Jenniferbarclay

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
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Chinese Medicine To Treat Severe Acne?

18 June 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm going to start off my saying that I am looking for a SERIOUS answer-- please don't comment something like "That stuff doesn't work" or "Just go to a doctor". I firmly believe in holistic and naturopathic remedies, and I am asking for legitimate advice.

That being said, I visited an acupuncturist about a year ago, and while I can't afford to visit him again, I was extremely pleased with my visit. I suffer from SEVERE ACNE, IRRITABILITY, HEADACHES, and IRREGULAR BOWEL MOVEMENTS.

My skin is by far what I'm most concerned about. My face is always very red and even though I eat extremely healthy (no dairy, wheat, meat, sugar, lots of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and water), my skin is literally awful. It's something that affects my self confidence significantly and I am desperate to get rid of it. The majority of pimples on my face are located on my forehead, temples, nose, inner cheeks, and chin. I really don't have any on my outer cheeks near my jaw. Currently I am washing my face twice a day with MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser and following with Derma E Very Clear Moisturizer.

I am often irritable and angry, and while most of the time I attribute it to my personality type, stress, etc., I can't help but wonder if it's caused by an imbalance of energy in my body. The headaches aren't very frequent, but I do get pretty bad ones from time to time, especially when I'm suffering from eye strain or another type of pain (like when I get my braces tightened).

I don't consider myself constipated because I have bowel movements 1-2x a day, but they are never compact-- they are always in hard little balls, and I know that's not what it's supposed to be. I drink lots of water and consume an adequate amount of fiber, but my bowels have been like that for as long as I can remember.

Based on my symptoms, what do you suspect is the problem? I think I remember the acupuncturist mentioning heat and my liver, but I don't remember exactly what he said about either. What natural remedies can I try to improve any abnormalities in my body? Thank you so much!