Acupuncture treatment for Acne vulgaris

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2017) Acupuncture treatment for Acne vulgaris. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 3 (8). pp. 222-223. ISSN 2454-1362

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Acne vulgaris is a medical condition that affects all people at some point in their lives, mainly adolescents, but acne may persist, begin or become more severe in adulthood. Acne affects mostly the face, but also can affects the back and chest. Acne is not a serious health problem but, it can result in scarring that is difficult to correct, long-lasting and detrimental psychosocial and physical effects. Teenage acne is associated with increased levels of hormones, whereas adult acne is associated with hormonal fluctuation. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the main causes for acne are heat and dampness. As part of Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used for treating many conditions. It works by correcting the root cause of many conditions, including the causes of acne. The treated patient is 24 years old, female, diagnosed with acne vulgaris. The patient was treated with acupuncture in our clinic for TCM and acupuncture in Skopje, Macedonia. Acupuncture point that were used in the treatment are: Du20, Li20, Hn5, Pc6, Li4, Rn4, Rn12, St25, Sp10, St36, Sp6, Lv2, Bl25, Du5, Du6, Du7, Du8, Du11, Du 14, Gb20 and Ashi points on the face. After the 10th treatment her face was in better condition, with reduced inflammation and only old acne scars remained on her face.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 07:36
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 07:36

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