A combination of factors can cause acne and other skin conditions. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture for acne, takes into consideration the internal, external and emotional influences that might be causing the condition. TCM seeks to eliminate or correct the cause of your problem and not simply treat the symptoms (the skin ailment). Once the cause is determined, treatment often involves several TCM therapies that promote the body’s self-healing. Acupuncture for acne can be a safe, drug-free treatment option.
Serving Arlington Heights, Mt Prospect, Rolling Meadows and surrounding suburbs since 1981 First Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine is proud to offer our patients Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including employing acupuncture for acne and other skin conditions. Our Arlington Heights acupuncture clinic is led by author, researcher, professor Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China). Dr Zhu has more than 30 years clinical experience and over 27 years TCM teaching experience. In addition to offering treatment for various skin conditions she treats an array of maladies including general pain management.
The Best Acne Treatment Eliminates The Cause Of The Acne
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines may well be the best acne treatment because it does not use pharmaceuticals. Instead, it eliminates the cause and therefore promotes long-term healing. In addition, its non-pharmaceutical approach can alleviate many of the side effects common to many skin medications. Furthermore, acupuncture is not limited to acne. It can help an array of skin problems including eczema, psoriasis, many forms of dermatitis and itchy skin conditions.
How Does Acupuncture For Acne Work?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views the body as a complex system of energy channels, or meridians. Our Arlington Heights acupuncturist will focus on identifying disharmony and imbalance in these channels that can lead to disease. Many skin conditions, including acne and eczema, are caused by imbalances in the qi (pronounced chee), vital energy or life force, which travels through the body. Where Western medicine often attributes acne to reactions to hormones, bacteria or oils in the skin, the acupuncturist considers characteristics of the body’s qi and blood that need to be restored and balanced.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are effective in treating a variety of conditions. Arlington Heights acupuncturist Yu Zhu, MD(China) has made First Health’s Arlington Heights Acupuncture Clinic a top rated facility in the Chicagoland area. To find out more about acupuncture for acne and other conditions commonly treated with TCM, click here.
Since 1981, First Health Associates has provided the best integrative medical care in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Conveniently located off I-90 near Golf and Arlington Heights Roads, First Health’s Acupuncture Clinic serves patients from Arlington Heights, Mt. Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove and Des Plaines.
Using acupuncture for acne can be an effective alternative to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. We are committed to helping patients discover that restoring normal internal bodily functions is, in fact, the best acne treatment.
Arlington Heights acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, director of First Health’s TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, has more than 30 years of experience helping adults and teens seeking acne treatment. Dr. Zhu’s expertise, wisdom and compassion are the hallmarks of her treatment that foster a caring and trusting relationship with her patients.
Meet Acupuncturist Dr. Yu Zhu, LAc, MD(China) – Traditional Chinese Medicine – Acupuncture Arlington Heights