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Anxiety & Acne in TCM

Have you been bothered by Acne? Have you tried many treatments, but saw no changes? Acne may seriously affect our appearance and confidence.


Do you think you are experiencing anxiety or remain in state of anxiety persistently? Everyday anxiety can be like worrying about paying bills, jobs, relationship breakdown or other important events in life. However feeling anxiety normally only lasts a limited period. If the worry or fear is constant and significantly interferes with your daily life, you are probably experiencing an anxiety disorder.


Is there a connection between Anxiety and Acne?

Yes, actually Anxiety is a very important reason of Acne. Acne is related with hormone levels, which is affected by emotion as changed anxiety disorders. Furthermore, serious acne increases anxiety, which in turn increases acne again, making a vicious cycle.


How does TCM treats Acne?

TCM believes that acne is mostly caused by the heat of our body, mainly caused by a Deficiency of Yin, which means the consumption of Yin fluid fails to restrain Yang Fire, then the fire is excessive compared to the Ying. The nature of Yang is increasing, becoming more warm and active. Without Ying’s balance, Yang Fire is overpowering, which can cause nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, hormone level disorders and skin issues.

The most related organs are Heart and Liver in TCM. They are in charge of most emotions. So enhancing Heart and Liver Yin and cooling the heat are the main goals TCM aims to achieve.


The herbal formula and Flower tea:

There are some classical formulas can help clear heart heat, calm you down, and liver detoxification.


Homemade herbal facial mask:

Acne should be treated both internally and externally. When we put the herbal facial mask on your face, the mask can cool down redness, have anti-infection qualities, and fade acne marks.  

Meridian Massage:

Massage following Heart and Liver meridians is an effective method to release the heat and tensions. Using herbal essential oil and professional skills on Heart and Liver meridian can improve energy level and relax spirit, to achieve peace and calmness.

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