Many Acne patients wonder, “When should I try herbal medicine? Is it good for the beginning stages of Acne? After it’s been going on for years? Is it better as a teen or adult?”
The short answer is: It’s good to start as soon as you are ready.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides solutions for all stages of Acne and all types of Acne. What makes this possible is this medicine’s ability to provide customized herbal formulas that address your individual needs.
No matter where your Acne lands on the spectrum from facial whiteheads or blackheads to chest and back acne, to cystic and nodular acne; herbal ingredients are selected to match your unique pattern of Acne.
And because of the adaptable nature of this medicine, herbal ingredients are typically changed throughout the treatment process to meet your skin’s changing needs as it heals.
It doesn’t matter if you are a teenager or a full-grown adult; every formula is adjusted to accommodate your weight and general health. Herbal medicines also come in different forms like drinkable liquids, washes, topicals, and syrups. Therefore, depending upon your age (and the severity of your condition), we may have options to choose from to help make taking herbal medicines easier.
TCM also offers a myriad of herbal ingredients to address different forms/stages of Acne and localized forms on the face, back and chest. In fact, there are specific herbs that work best on those parts of the body.
Lastly, we can work with you while you are weaning-off other medications. If you’re currently using any conventional medicines for Acne and are unsure what to do, we’re happy to discuss your individual case during a complimentary consultation via video conference or in person at our Chicago office to figure out the best game plan for you.
No matter how old your Acne journey is, where your Acne is located on your body or how severe your condition is, TCM can help as soon as you are ready to start.
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If you know someone who would like to resolve their acne, here’s a video that describes what an initial consultation is like, and provides more information on the herbal medicine approach to dermatology.
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About The Author
Dr. Olivia Hsu Friedman, LAc, DACM, Cert. TCM Dermatology is the owner of Amethyst Holistic Skin Solutions and treats acne patients via video conferencing using only herbal medicine. Olivia serves on the Advisory Board of LearnSkin, is the Chair of the American Society of Acupuncturists Board of Directors, and is a faculty member of the Chicago Integrative Eczema Support Group sponsored by The National Eczema Association.