Chinese Medicine's Approach to Acne
What is acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, leading to the formation of various types of blemishes on the skin. Acne typically affects areas with a high concentration of oil glands, such as the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders.
Understanding Acne from a TCM Perspective
In TCM, acne is not simply considered a skin issue but rather a manifestation of imbalances within the body. Several key factors contribute to the development of acne in this traditional system: