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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