Acne for 10 years

When I first entered the Florida College of Integrative Medicine (FCIM) in January 2007 I had been dealing with acne for almost 10 years. I started getting treatments for my acne in February and, due to Dr. Yang’s expertise in customizing herbal formulas, I started seeing a noticeable difference in my complexion within a week.

I was thrilled! My acne began when I was about 13 years old and simply never let up. It started my face, but then progressed to breakouts on my back, upper arms, and chest. It was uncomfortable and difficult to manage. My breakouts seemed to be made slightly worse with

diet and menses, but nothing seemed to make them better. As a teenager I tried benzoyl peroxide, Differin gel, Neutrogena soaps, Clean and Clear, Proactiv, Murad, and even topical and oral antibiotics like Erythromycin (often in large doses). While I was with my dermatologist I was recommended all of these products, often in combination, but even when I was very studious about taking care of my skin, my acne never truly went away.

At 18 I moved to Florida to start my undergraduate degree and simply decided that enough was enough with chemicals. I let plain soap and sunshine do what they could and tried to pretend that it didn’t bother me. I had given up all hope of ever having a clear complexion.

Luckily, 4 years later I encountered Dr. Yang at FCIM. He started me on his herbal remedy in February of 2007. Each week he would question me about my progress and how I felt, and each week he would customize my herbs to make sure they would have their maximum effectiveness. My acne was very stubborn and it took almost 3 months to get my complexion to stabilize. I certainly didn’t mind because with every week that went by I noticed fewer and smaller breakouts, and even the redness and scarring from previous breakouts was disappearing! Now, 6 months later (3 months of herbs, 3 months of observation to make sure my complexion had stabilized), I am nearly acne-free.

The ability to manage my complexion is now a reality for me. It is a very nice feeling to wake up in the morning and feel comfortable with how I look. It’s even nicer to know that my acne will not return because Dr. Yang’s herbs have treated the cause of the acne, and not simply its symptoms (like so many of the “usual” acne medications do).

I am grateful to Dr. Yang for his time and effort. Every time someone notices how much my complexion has improved, I tell them about Dr. Yang. Even now I am trying to get a few of my friends to come and see him for the same problem!

Thank you, Sincerely,

Amanda C.

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