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Acne (pimples, zits)

Acne - Fen Ci - Zits
Acne is a common inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous glands characterized by papules, pustules, inflamed nodules and superficial pus-filled cysts. Acne eruptions are commonly found around hair follicles and may have small white or black heads surrounded by red skin. A white pusy discharge is sometimes released from the white head eruptions. In severe cases of acne the eruptions will run deep into the epithelial layer of the body leaving a scar once it has healed. Acne is most commonly found with people with oily skin and eruptions may be present on the face, chest, upper back, upper arms or other area's such as the buttocks. Acne can
become a chronic disease which can cause the patient pain and itchiness.


Chinese Medicine Treatment Of Acne:
INTERNAL
Lung Heat With Heat In The Blood - heat up surging to the face (not causing caugh) causing red pimples with heat and pain in the local area. They will have a red complexion and have pusy eruptions.
Pi Pa Qing Fei Yin
(pusy head) + Pu Gong Ying
(red/hard nodules) + Xia Ku Cao or Bei Mu Zi
(constipation) + Da Huang or Zhi Shi
Damp Heat In Large Intestine And Stomach - usually relates to diet causing phlegm heat. Red swollen eruptions with a shiny oily complexion, pusy eruptions, nodules, itchiness, pain, constipation and dark yellw urine with a decreased appetite.
Yin Chen Hao Tang + clear heat / detoxify herbs (Jin Ying Hua, Lian Qiao)
(poor appetite/bloating) + Chen Pi, Mu Xiang
Spleen Dysfunction With Damp Phlegm - spleen is unable to transform and transport dampness which turns to phlegm which turns to heat. Dull red complexion with deep eruptions, nodules, slow healing acne which leaves scarring
Shen Ling Bai Zhu San + Hai Zao + Yu Hu Tang
(scarring) +
E Zhu, Mu Li
EXTERNAL
Jing Huang Gao


PREVENTION Of Acne
Keep skin clean
Regular lifestyle
Proper diet - no grease, pungent, sweet, rich foods
Regular bowel movements
Do not touch - let eruptions heal on their own
Regular sleeping patterns
Eat more fruits, veggies and clean foods

 

 

 

 

 

 

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