The combination of Leech Therapy and Naturopathy fights acne with fantastic results. I also recommend dietary therapy as part of an acne treatment plan. Results don’t come overnight (more like three to six months after starting treatment), but when you get results they will last. This is a stark difference from what you’ll get with traditional Western treatments, which usually allows acne symptoms to come back when you stop treatment.
What causes acne?
From a Western medical perspective, pimples are caused by plugged or clogged hair follicles. Dead skin cells, make up and oils on the skin mix together to create plugs in the follicles. From an acupuncture / holistic theory perspective, Heat, Dampness and Toxins build up in the skin to cause pimples, blackheads and acne cysts. In Chinese medicine, these causes of acne and pimples can be the result of improper diet, emotions, hormonal changes and other lifestyle factors.
Regardless of what paradigm you use to understand the causes and symptoms of acne, the effects of acne should not be understated. While acne and pimples may occur on the chest, back and shoulders, acne most commonly occurs on the face. That’s an awfully public place to have pimples. Having acne lesions can cause serious emotional stress as a result. Unfortunately, acne usually affects those most susceptible to these stresses – teenagers. Adolescence is a time of developing identity and intense social pressures. The effects of acne can go beyond physical acne scars and scar someone emotionally too. This is well documented by researchers. Additionally, people who are beyond adolescence, sometimes into their fifties, can also have acne. Adult acne can be just as troubling because most people think you shouldn’t have adult acne at that point in your life. The truth is 85% of teenagers and up to 40% of adults have acne.
How is acne treated successfully with Leech Therapy?
If so many adults and teenagers have acne, and they’re all spending so much on treating acne, why aren’t the numbers going down? My professional opinion, I think the reason people are still struggling with acne is Western medical treatments rarely offer permanent results. Most patients say that symptoms resolved during treatment and lasted for a few weeks or months after finishing treatment, but then the acne came back and the patient found him or herself back at square one.
My goal when treating acne with leech therapy, herbals and dietary therapy is get significant reduction in acne lesions (pimples, cysts, etc.) and lasting results within three to six months of starting treatment as long as the patient adheres to the treatment plan. If a patient does not want to take herbal medicine, for example, it will take longer to get results. Dietary therapy is equally crucial to achieving the results you want in reduction in redness, pimples, cysts and blackheads.
My treatment strategy is to evaluate each patient’s whole health to understand who he or she is as an individual and what his or her particular needs are. I do a comprehensive first interview – consultation and evaluation of the areas affected by acne. We also discuss diet and areas to modify.
My additional training in Aromatherapy and PsychoBiological Regeneration allows me to customize each treatment to you, the patient, and make sure you get the results you want.
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