Acne is a common skin disease with characteristic pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become blocked with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
The basic treatment principle for acne in TCM is to clear Heat from the appropriate meridian, Zang Fu Organ, or Fundamental Substance, thus removing the underlying energetic cause of the disease.
1,Lung Heat patterns may be treated by using points such as Large Intestine 11 (Qu Chi), Large Intestine 4 (He Gu), and Lung 5 (Qi Ze).
2,Stomach Heat patterns may respond to acupuncture points such as Large Intestine 11 (Qu Chi) and Stomach 44 (Nei Ting).
3,Toxic Heat patterns may be treated with points such as Du 14 (Da Zhui) and Large Intestine 11 (Qu Chi).
4, Blood Heat patterns may be treated as with Toxic Heat, with the addition of Spleen 10 (Xue Hai).