Chinese Medicine Treatment for Acne

Chinese medicine treatment for acne focuses on disseminating and adjusting the energy of the lungs, resolving dampness and expellng toxins, as well as promoting blood circulation and removing blood stasis.



Symptoms of Acne

Acne is the main cause of pimples. It is common among teenagers during puberty because of their hormonal imbalance. It seems to affect more males than females.

Acne breaks out mainly on the face, chest and back. The skin lesions are inflammations of blocked pores, sometimes with white heads and blackheads. The surrounding area is reddish and the pores secrete a whitish discharge when squeezed.

In severe cases, acne may develop into pus, abscess or cyst. If it is accompanied by bacteria infection, it may leave behind a pigmented deposit, or even rough scars. Acne are usually chronic and persistent.

Acne will mostly heal by itself after puberty. Some patients may have this condition persist till adulthood.

Preventive Measures

  • Take special care of personal hygene; cleanse face with warm water and sulphuric soap twice a day.
  • Do not squeeze pimples with fingers; avoid makeup; use oil-based cosmetics and medicated cream sparingly.
  • Abstain from fried, sweet and spicy food as much as possible.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Consume more fruits and vegetables to maintain smooth bowel movement.
  • lead a disciplined life and exercise frequently.
  • Stay cheerful.

Chinese Herbal Remedies for Acne





  • pipa-sangpi drink
    Ingredients: 10g loquat leaves, 10g white mulberry root bark.
    Preparation: Boil with water and consume as tea.
  • Indian madder root soup with rice bean seeds
    Ingredients: 15g Indian Madder root, 30g rice bean seeds
    Preparation: Boil soup with ingredients, add moderate amount of sugar and consume.
  • Bitter gourd soup with lean pork
    Ingredients: 200g fresh bitter gourd, 100g lean pork
    Preparation: Wash bitter gourd and cut it into pieces; cut lean pork into slices, add water and boil soup with ingredients. Add moderate amounts of salt and consume.


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