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Some interesting facts about acne that i learned today.

Im of the chinese heritage....

over the past 2 weeks i have had needles stuck in me, drinking chinese herb medicine and whatever else is involved in eastern medicine to cure something...in my case acne..

My mom is a specialist in this field...she is a certified herbalist........so she cooks all these wierd plants and makes me drink them...

i asked her what it was...she said that most people who have acne have bad blood circulation, in order for your face to not get acne, the blood running through your face must be fast enough or i guess have enough pressure to exert all the toxins from your face....so the reason why i get acne is because my blood isnt pumping fast enough....which is probably why im kind of tired all the time

So after drinking this stuff for two weeks, keep in my that i have no idea what it is......lol....but im pretty positive about it......it has cleared my face of the redness and kind of blushing look, my face looks much more white and natural......and my acne swelling has gone down alot......so basically this drug my mom cooked for me is supposed to induce blood circulation.....if anyone is interested i can ask her what she cooked....

It has also gave me a shit load of energy, i wake up at 8 in the morning and till 1 at night, im still wide awake lol....its actually nice being able to be energetic in class where kissing the teachers ass will get you that A.

i havnt got a new zit in the 2 weeks since i started drinking it.

I have also been doing accupunture everyday which releases pressure from your body so your blood can flow more smoothly. I think this is helping also

And today, i went to a energy doctor...or "Chi" doctor....

I basically sat in a chair and he ran his hands all over my body and used his internal energy to open up my blood vessels and further increase circulation....

Now im a bit skeptical on that one....but we will see..

After trying all the western remidies, such as topicals...BP, face washes, face scrubs, basically everything but accutane.....i decided to give the chinese side a go.

Chinese believe that your ailments should not be treated by simply swallowing a pill and letting it damage your body with chemicals etc.....or simply putting some ointment where it hurts....because the problem is still there.

If anyone is interested in this, just say so , and ill ask my mom about what she did and where she gets her supplies

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Ready and willing to learn - please do ask your mom, herbalism really interests me...

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i asked her what it was...she said that most people who have acne have bad blood circulation, in order for your face to not get acne, the blood running through your face must be fast enough or i guess have enough pressure to exert all the toxins from your face....so the reason why i get acne is because my blood isnt pumping fast enough....which is probably why im kind of tired all the time

I find that extremely interesting, considering that I do have bad blood circulation. If I take hot showers, exercise, or sometimes if I'm just nervous or uncomfortable...my body turns these weird colors. Like red with black & blue patches, my legs are usually the worst. I've had it for as long as I can remember, but the doctor says it's just bad blood circulation and not to worry. I wonder if it's connected to my acne? You've peaked my interest.

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K Angel, i too have that wierd discolored skin....my hands and feet especially....they get really cold regardless of the weather..even if its like 90 degrees outside....its basically your heart not being able to pump hard enough to get the blood running through your extremeties....in my case if i take a hot shower , or excersize,... something that gets the blood running....it makes my skin turn back to normal.....i still suffer from this but it is getting better......

what i was told that was the cause of this was that because your body cannot pump the blood at a normal speed, your heart slows down...and the cholestrol in your blood starts to basically just clump and stop, clogging blood vessels.....which is really wierd because i dont have high cholestrol...but i believe it....why else would my hands be a wierd discolored purple all the time?

What is really wierd is.........My uncle who is a GP has studied western medicine for all his life.....he even graduated from cornell so he knows what he is talking about.....but he also studies eastern medicine like my mom........and coming from him, he said most western doctors will say that whatever you do to your body has nothing to do with your acne....be it eating chocolate , masturbating...or whatever crap they tell us....because thats the west's way of diagnosing everything.....but there is no solid evidence for any of it.

Think of it this way...if you smoke, eat unhealthy, dont excersize.......even if your young and you think your healthy...its all going to come back an haunt you later...what you do in life at this moment will decide what you are in the future.

Also another interesting fact i learned today............Your internal organs, such as your liver, spleen...etc... all heal and replace themselves in an interval of 7 years....so every 7 years you basically have new organs...its kind of like that thing where every 28 days your face sheds or something like that but it takes your organs 7 years.

As for asking my mom for the ingredients and stuff..i will....i just have to wait for her to get home which will be in about 2-3 hours...so wait until then :)

1 more thing, keep in mind that i live in southern california...so the places that i will be telling you where my mom gets her supplies might not be the same store in your area...since chinese medicine usually only resides in ALL asian areas...such as china town...

IF you do live in southern california, many places in arcadia, roland heights, and asuza have chinese medicine / herb shops...

One of the biggest ones i know of is called TS Emporium

the ingredients are all in chinese..so i will do my best to translate them for you all....but we will have to wait for mother to get home lol

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hmmm.. this makes a lot of sense to me. i suffer from raynaud's syndrome/phenomenon.. which is basically a circulatory issue. my hands get extremely cold and turn white/blue.. when the temperature drops below 50 degrees (on average), or when under emotional distress.

this condition has calmed down significantly - right alongside the clearing of my skin.

i've cleared the majority of my acne mostly through modifying my diet (a LOT less sugar for one thing, and i've read that sugar makes the blood 'sticky'.. i wonder does that mean it slows circulation too?), and increasing the amount i exercise (which of course definitely increases circulation).

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nice that its working! ive had acupuncture+ chinese herbs course too. but had not much of an effect. ginger, liquorice and cinnamon were some of the herbs used.

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This is a really interesting topic. I have funny discoloured skin too, especially on my hands and face. I've always thought my circulation wasn't right. i can't wait to find out what it is your mum is using to help you!!!

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