How Acne Treatments Work

The different approaches to how we successfully treat Acne at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne
At Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne, we use Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture to very successfully treat Acne.

In fact, we have an over 90% success rate in helping people achieve clear skin. Treatment focuses on fixing the root cause of the problem, and not just the symptoms of breakouts, so results are long term.

There are many different mechanisms in which Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture works to help harmonise and heal the skin from the inside out, some of which are explained below.


Decrease inflammation

Through the action of Chinese Medicine herbs and acupuncture, we calm down inflammation in the skin that causes swelling, redness, itching and painful pimples.

Remove heat

In Chinese Medicine, an imbalance of heat in the body can cause skin breakouts. A great analogy for this is like the Earth’s core getting hot, and the heat escaping as eruptions (volcanos!), similar to heat in the body causing eruptions in the skin (pimples!).

At Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne, we use Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to ‘cool down’ the body and remove the heat that is adding to inflammation in the skin.

Detox - Clear and support the digestion

As we already know, toxin build up in the body can cause Acne. Ridding the body of toxins through clearing the digestion and liver and supporting its function of getting rid of waste and toxin build up will see a long term change in maintaining clear skin.

Move blood stagnation & boost circulation

When the body’s blood circulation is poor, blood stagnation can occur which leads to blockages and swelling. Cystic, deep, inflamed and sore pimples can be a result of this disharmony.

Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can be used to successfully break up this blood stagnation and promote and boost blood circulation to stop these deeper nodules from occurring in the skin.