There are a number of ways you can approach treating acne, whether you opt for topical creams, a diet change, or some new skin care products. You may not have thought to turn to Eastern medicine for some advice, but there are some interesting ways to treat your acne according to Chinese medicine. If you've tried different tricks and tips and still find you suffer from breakouts, you might want to give your hand at a new unique approach.
In Chinese medicine, acne is most often seen as "heat" in the lung and stomach meridians, according to the Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences. Excess heat in the body rises up to the face. Another cause of acne in Chinese medicine is dampness. "Dampness is caused by too much cold food, oily food, dairy, and processed foods that allow the body's energy to not transform and transport nutrients," says Trattner.
With all that in mind, you might want to try some different remedies to help balance your body out. Here are seven weird, but effective ways to treat your acne, according to Chinese medicine.