Acne is a common skin disease which most often affects:
2). Women before the menstrual period,
3). Women, after taking or stop taking birth control pills,
4). Some patients that have a family history of acne.
Chinese Medicine believes that acne is due to the loss of balance on the inside of the body thus making heat and toxic stagnation in the body and blood stasis. Therefore, treatments should address the inner body’s imbalance, clear heat, reduce toxicity, and move blood stasis.
Dr. Yang has used Chinese Medicine to treat patients for over 22 years. These patients came from different countries and all received good results, especially for those with severe acne. The following is an assessment of the findings of Dr. Yang’s research.
Severe acne patients commonly experience:
1). Long-term acne (some have it only a few years, others have it for 10 years or more).
2). Massive amount of large pimples covering large areas.
3). Acne appears on various places such as the face, the chest, neck, shoulders and back.
4). Patients that have used different acne treatment products (e.g. cream and medicines) which are effective during it’s usage but acne returns after stopping taking such products or these products are ineffective for some patients.
5). Patients with cystic acne (big and deep pimples).
Dr. Yang’s protocols for treating acne usually only takes 1 week to be effective and after 2 months of treatments, most patients have their acne problem under control. After acne has been controlled another month of treatment will usually stabilize ones condition.
Signs of effectiveness after one week of treatment:
1). Pimples decrease in size
2). Decrease of amount of pimples (though there’s a few new pimples here and there)
3). Change in the color of the pimples
4). Smaller acnes scabs that decrease in size or disappears
During 10/2006 to 6/2008, Dr. Yang has used Chinese Medicine to treat 132 acne patients and found that all patients had used cream and most had used medicines prior to treatments with the shortest time span of acne being 2 years and longest time span of acne of about 20 years.
Patients’ ages varied from 13 to 55 and most are around 20-35 years of age. 114 patients were women and 18 were men. Every patient had acne on the face and most have had acne upon the chest, shoulders, and back.
After treatments, 132 patients’ acne improved (98.6%) and 124 of them have controlled their acne (93.9%). One year after treatments, many have had no new breakouts or pimples. Mild breakouts tend to happen to women during their menstrual period but it would be manageable.
Dr. Yang continues his research with Chinese Medicine for acne. He is constantly searching for more opportunities to help patients with severe acne. For patients that can’t visit Dr. Yang face to face, he will review photographs of acne cases and contact them to discuss their cases and through this method help them with their acne problem.