By Joseph Alban
Most people think about acupuncture for acne after they’ve already tried everything else—over-the-counter creams, prescription drugs, chemical peels, you name it. But acupuncture, because it’s safe and effective (and has tons of side benefits), should be thought of as a first-line therapy for acne.
The difference between acupuncture and most other mainstream therapies for acne is that acupuncture treats acne by addressing its root cause.
Acupuncturists consider each individual’s constitution and collection of symptoms in order to determine where the acne is coming from and how to treat it.