Acne Treatment Naturally
Is your acne causing you stress and potentially causing scars on your face or body?
Are you looking for natural ways to cure Acne?
Most patients will see improvement within 4 weeks, with redness and severity of the acne improving with diet modifications, herbal medicine and nutritional medicine. Pathology testing can also be used to be more specific with what is needed for your improvement.
Acne can occur in anyone at any age. Acne sometimes appears in babies or infants, but predominantly occurs during teenage years. An estimated 85% of those between 15-24 years of age are affected to some degree but typically resolves by age 30.
The term Acne vulgaris (acne) is used to describe the formation of comedones, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts as a result of obstruction and inflammation of hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous (oil) gland. It most often affects adolescents due to the significant hormonal changes during puberty.
Overproduction of sebum on the skin increases under the influence of hormones. This, coupled with insufficient shedding of exfoliating dead skin cells, plugs hair follicles and the plugged follicle can become inflamed and have increased growth of normal skin bacteria. Furthermore there may be a vicarious elimination of metabolic waste and environmental toxins through the skin.
Acne Treatment Basics
Naturopathic treatment at the Cura clinic involves reducing inflammation, infection and sebum production, while also promoting healing and minimising scarring. Often underlying reduced eliminations of toxic buildup is the cause of acne.
Treatment is tailored to the individual treatment so the following information is generic and should form the foundation to further treatment of acne.
There are some important dietary and lifestyle changes that a patient can do to give the best treatment for acne scars. A diet high in soluble fibre, antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids from nuts and fish, plus adequate water intake is highly recommended. In addition it is important to reduce foods high in sugar, refined wheat flour, refined and processed oils, sources of trans fatty acids and dairy products.
Garlic is recommended to be introduced or increased in the diet for the best treatment for acne scars. This will help strengthen the immune system while also reduce sebum production. An increase consumption of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables with high anti-oxidant content will also assist healing
Naturopathic Treatment for Acne
The core treatment aims involves-
- Reducing glycaemic load in diet
- balancing blood sugar levels
- Balancing hormones – if applicable
- encouraging local healing – natural medicine topical applications
- Correcting nutritional deficiencies – example zinc
- supporting detoxification pathways
- encouraging toxic elimination
Often seen within the iris with an iridology consultation, toxic encumbrance is the term used to describe a load on all channels of elimination with cellular waste and other waste. Ultimately, the bowel, urinary system, lungs, liver and lymphatic system should adequately remove waste from the body. In the case of acne, the channels are usually sluggish and usually require some herbal and nutritional assistance to help remove the buildup.
Contact the Cura clinic to talk with a naturopath about treatment for your skin.
Common Natural Medicines For Acne
The following nutritional supplements and herbal remedies are often prescribed in acne Only some of these recommended for each patient and there is never a generic prescription as the patient is always an individual.
- Homeopathy constitutional remedy
- Personal herbal medicine blend
- Cura blend Organic herbal tea
- Fish oil EPA/DHA – therapeutic grade
- Selenium liquid
- Multiflora probiotics – therapeutic grade and strain specific
- Vitamin D – after a pathology test
- Clivers complex
- vitamin A high dosage
- HCl capsules
- B complex -activated form