How to Treat Acne Scars With Acupuncture

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Treat Acne Scars With Acupuncture. For those suffering from severe acne, the stress and preoccupation of acne and acne scars can have a detrimental effect. In turn, this building stress affects the body, reducing the function of the lymphatic system, which eliminates toxins from the body. Luckily, acupuncture can help.

Start with facial acupuncture, as many practitioners believe that acne occurs when stagnant chi, or energy, is trapped in the meridian channels in the face. Working these specific points on the face and even in the ears can get the energy flowing, helping to reduce the occurrence of acne and promote the healing of scars.

Talk to your acupuncturist about full body treatments for stress. Stress triggers the release of harmful chemicals in the body, which not only promote the formation of acne, they also inhibit the healing of scars. Learning to deal with this stress or balancing the energy triggering stress with the help of acupuncture can also help to improve your skin.

Get acupuncture to stimulate the lymphatic system as well. The lymphatic system is essential for eliminating a variety of toxins from the body. These toxins, when trapped in the body, can cause a number of physical ailments, including slow healing of wounds and scars and the formation of acne.


  • Ensure that you balance your acupuncture treatments with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Because fruits and vegetables are high in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, they too promote the balance of energy and elimination of toxins. And make sure that you drink lots of water after your acupuncture sessions to help the body flush toxins released in the process.

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