Columnist: Bae Eun-kyung L.Ac., Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic

Look into the internal cause first
Traditional Korean Medicine has the true anti-aging secret

A rising use of Acupuncture developed over centuries of time is applying it to skin rejuvenation and acne treatment. While skin rejuvenation and acne treatments can be costly, painful and sometimes inconceivable, Acupuncture provides an alternative method that is less abrasive and relatively painless. Unlike western practices in which acne is the condition, TKM (Traditional Korean Medicine) asks why acne is occurring within an individual. In the case of acne, within TKM community, it is considered a symptom for a deeper imbalance within the body.

For example, many find themselves to be more prone to acne during high levels of stress and treat the acne with topical spot treatments and antibiotics. However, TKM will see that stress causes gastro-intestinal problems that will then raise the body’s “toxic heat” levels. This toxic heat will then irritate the oil glands around the face thus resulting in a sudden break out of acne and inflammation. Rather than attempting to dry out the oil glands, something that is found naturally in our body, like most western dermatologist do, Acupuncture targets the internal cause for the acne by trying to rid the body of the toxins through Acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Acupuncture can also be used to reduce signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin through a series of non-abrasive, calming treatment sessions. Unlike abrasive facelifts, which can be painful, costly and require long recovery time, Traditional Korean Medicine targets the Qi in our body, to ensure that the whole body receives and maintains the rejuvenation rather than just the face.
Unlike western methods of skin rejuvenation in which there is one or more abrasive surgical procedure, skin rejuvenation through Acupuncture is carried out through a series of non-abrasive, calming treatment sessions. Acupuncture is a good alternative for those who are trying to avoid the side effects correlated with surgical facelifts. Acupuncture can erase wrinkle lines, shagging skin and laugh lines through the skin rejuvenation techniques that have evolved from Traditional Korean Medicine, the true anti-aging secret.