Traditional Chinese Medicine has been constantly evolving for the last three millennia.

While Western medicine attributes germs, bacteria, and viruses to illnesses and diseases, Chinese Medicine functions in a totally different way.

Well-being, health, and nature are represented by the two the forces of Yin (Female) and Yang (Male), from which stem certain other concepts. One concept is that illnesses and diseases can be ascribed to the six environmental external elements of fire, dryness, dampness, summer heat, cold, and wind.

The balance of Yin and Yang is disturbed when an illness develops in the body. The objective of Chinese Medicine is to restore balance and bring healing to the body.

In regard to acne, Western medicine sees this as due to blockages in the sebaceous follicles caused by excess production of sebum resulting in the spotty appearance on the affected area.

The explanation of Chinese Medicine as to the cause of acne is far more profound. Chinese medicine traces the cause as far back as the aforementioned environmental elements. It explains that the causes of acne are Damp Heat and Heat, and exploits one of a few methods to combat these causes, namely to cool the blood.

Whereas conventional Western medicine uses ointments, antibiotics, skin peeling, cortisone injections, freezing, and ultraviolet light, Chinese Medicine makes use of the techniques of nutritional therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, and acupuncture in Cleveland, among others. According to this ancient practice, the proper restoration and balance of yin and yang benefits a person suffering from acne. Aside from curing acne, Chinese medicine can also help treat gynecological conditions, provide better quality sleep, relieve digestive pain, promote emotional stability, and help increase the energy in the body.

Regarding nutrition, recommended foods for acne include carrots, cucumber, squash, celery, potato and lettuce. Also, drinking plenty of water is highly recommended.