Acupuncture Is a Safe and Powerful Treatment for Acne

If you have acne, it can be a very frustrating experience that totally saps your self-confidence. This article is to inform you that acne acupuncture treatment in Overland Park can help you end the humiliation of having a blemished skin turning it to a healthy and clear skin.

Common Acne & Whiteheads

Oftentimes small to moderate sized pimples, white heads got its name due to the pimples’ ‘white heads’. They are usually made up of pus and oil. This type of acne is usually accompanied by smaller pimples and congestion. The pattern of this skin outbreak, in Chinese Medicine, is usually identified as heat and toxicity heat in the body. One easy way to understand this pattern is to imagine a “volcano” that erupts and spews out fire (heat) coming from deep within the earth, the same way a pimple comes up from “heat” in the body. Chinese Medicine treatment of acne works extremely well due to its effectiveness in removing this “heat” (Yang) in your body and balancing the body, which resolves the underlying cause of your skin eruptions.

Toxins in your body may come from several things within the body, but it is usually brought about by digestion and lifestyle. If your digestive function is not running at its optimum, your body will likely be unsuccessful in removing all these toxins. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment for acne can help strengthen digestion, and remove toxicity.


Has acne lead to scarring in your face? Usually scars left by acne can be deep and ugly and very difficult to cover up. The scars can have brown or purple pigmentation, bumpy, and uneven. The good news is that they can be totally eliminated with Cosmetic Acupuncture! This type of acupuncture may entail the application of tiny thin needles in your face to lessen the dark pigmentation related to acne, soften the holes and pitting in the face by boosting the flow of blood to the face that can lead to skin growth and healthy skin renewal. The results we have seen in the clinic for people with acne scarring have been nothing less than spectacular!

Cystic Acne

If you’ve been suffering from cystic acne for quite a while, it is more than likely that you’ve tried everything to get rid of it? Cystic acne manifests as large pimples that are very painful and hard. They can last for at least two weeks before slowly disappearing and often occur in the neck, jawline, around the mouth, chine, and cheeks. Anyone can develop cystic acne although it is most prevalent among teenagers and women. For women, you may start getting it after you come off the pill.

A cystic type of acne in Chinese Medicine can be cause by a pattern known as ‘blood stagnation’. This means that your blood flow is not strong enough which can lead to swelling and blockage. Women suffering from cystic acne will have very clotted, thick, and dark, menstrual bleeding. However, there may be other forces at play that can contribute to cystic acne but a blood stagnation pattern shows us a bigger picture of where the acne is coming from.

By balancing out disharmony in the body, addressing the root cause, and clearing out blood stagnation, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acne acupuncture treatment can very successfully treat cystic acne and eliminate it altogether, allowing your skin to become smooth and clear and your body restored to good health.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does Acupuncture for Acne Treatment work?

Yes, acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment for acne works extremely well. It has produced phenomenal success in treating cystic acne, hormonal acne, and pustules. It does this by addressing the underlying root cause of the pimples in order to halt the vicious cycle of breakouts. Most acupuncturists report an almost 100% success rate in treating skin acne which makes patients thank their lucky stars that they have discovered something natural that truly works.

What Kind of Treatment Should I Expect?

The kind of treatment you will get will depend on what type of acne symptoms you present. Acupuncture acne treatment may also include the use of Chinese herbal formulas to attain fast and long-term quality results.

In acne acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will focus on the movement of blood and blood circulation in the body to identify and remove blockages in the skin and face. In the treatment of acne Chinese medicine looks inside the body – within the body there is something that is not in balance, which causes the skin to break out. Acne is deemed an external sign of an internal disharmony and in your initial consultation with a qualified acupuncturist you will be given a comprehensive evaluation of what is actually causing your pimples. Treatment will focus on the elimination of the stubborn acne from the underlying cause.

How Long Will I See Results?

When using Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for curing acne, results are often quickly seen. Patients experience improvements in their skin within a couple of week or less. New breakouts are much more infrequent and inflammation has substantially lessened. Within one a half months, clear skin may be noted. Each person responds uniquely to acupuncture. But more often than not positive reports are most commonly seen in an acupuncture treatment for acne.

How Long Do I Need to Undergo Treatment?
On your Initial consultation, a plan of treatment will be suggested by your acupuncturist. If you are undergoing Chinese medicine treatment for your acne, you will start to lower the dose when your skin starts to clear, and slowly come off the herbs. Chinese Medicine and acupuncture treatment for acne is aimed at fixing the root cause of the problem and balancing the body to generate long term results.

What Type of Acne Do Acupuncturists Treat?

Virtually all kinds of acne can be treated by a licensed and qualified acupuncturist. The acnes most commonly treated include common acne (red bumps and whiteheads), cystic acne, adult acne, hormonal acne (coming off the pill or associated with periods), adult acne, pubescent or teenage acne, as well as acne scarring in the form of pitting, bumps, and pigmentation.