Acne for 10 years

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Yang for taking extra time and effort to help me this past spring. I would also like to pass on the heartfelt appreciation from several students he has helped with the same problem.

Ever since the age of 14 I was faced with acne and now at age 23 I am still faced with it. Appearing mostly on my face and somewhat on my upper back, my acne seemed to flare up around my menstrual cycle. Soaps I have tried include Proactiv solution, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, and Clean and Clear. Most of which severely dried my skin or did not help my acne at all. I have also been prescribed oral antibiotics such as Erythromycin, Tetracycline, and Minocycline, which I took one pill of, 3 times a day. In most cases these antibiotics had several side effects including sun sensitivity, headaches and abdominal cramping. In addition to oral prescriptions I have also used topical creams and gels such as Retin-A gel, Differin cream, as well as Benzoyl Peroxide cream. I used both prescription modalities from the age of 14 to age 21. At age 21 I decided to decrease my prescriptions because I was no longer seeing an improvement in my complexion and I had been on and off several antibiotics since the age of 14. By age 22 I was no longer taking any prescriptions and started seeking out other options.

I entered the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in August of 2005 and immediately started getting regular treatments at the clinic. Focusing mostly on my complexion I was advised to change my diet, however it wasn’t until this past spring when Dr. Yang approached me about an herbal formula when I started to really see an improvement in my acne. I began taking a custom made formula specifically for me in January of 2007. I took this formula 3 times a day for a week and was advised to see Dr. Yang again after one week on the formula. After one week, I had seen a reduction in redness, but still had small papules. Dr. Yang responded by altering the formula and I tried it again for another week. Once I had finished that round he again altered the formula slightly and gave me this same formula for 3 rounds. By mid March I was off the formula completely and had seen a remarkably big improvement in my complexion overall. I no longer had white or red papules on my face or back. Several people I have been in contact with have noticed the improvement and asked me what I did. I have received compliments from both friends and family, and it feels good to not have to worry about talking to people, because I don’t have the acne I once did, that they would stare at. I feel more confident and happy to have been able to conquer this problem with the help of Dr. Yang.

I really appreciate the time Dr. Yang took in approaching me about his herbal formula that he had to treat acne. I know he has been very successful in treating many students in our school. In addition, I know if it wasn’t for him, today I would still have bad acne.


Stephanie B.

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