Acne relief with Acupuncture

Is it time for better skin? Tried everything and it’s not improving? Chinese Medicine can help. 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms of acne (1,2). In my professional experience the powerful combination of herbal formula and a course of acupuncture sessions can be successful in minimising breakouts, clearer skin and a general improvement in wellbeing.

What to expect?

During our first consult I will determine what the root of the cause is as every individual case of acne is different. This will then allow me to form a treatment plan and method tailored specifically for you, in which I can target the symptoms and the root of the acne. In Chinese medicine some of the common causes of acne are hormone imbalances, digestive issues, excessive heat and toxins in the body. (3) A selection of acupuncture points will then be needled and an individualised herbal formula will be prepared. I will also be going through various dietary and lifestyle tips on how you can facilitate the recovery of your skin and also decrease breakouts. That way, your skin can get better and stay better.

How long will it take?

As acne differs from case to case, the time needed for results will vary. Chronic cases will require more time in comparison to acute cases. However from my observations in the clinic most experience improvements for their acne within 1-3 months of receiving continuous acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Unlike many forms of treatment for acne, acupuncture has very minimal side effects and can be combined with other forms of therapy without any negative interactions. Acupuncture can be safely used alongside prescription medication for treatment of acne. It can decrease the harsh side effects of the body, reduce the toxicity on the body as well as accelerating recovery of lesions (3).

Want to try Acupuncture for your Acne? $20 off your initial acupuncture session with Dr. Rebekah Loh. You must mention this article special when booking. For a limited time only.

Written by:

Dr. Rebekah Loh

Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist

Rebekah is a super qualified and enthusiastic practitioner. She has a double degree in Health Science and Chinese Medicine she also has a degree in Biomedical Science. Rebekah completed further study in hospital internships in Nanjing, China and Taichung, Taiwan. She speaks English (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (intermediate) & Cantonese (beginner).

Rebekah can help with a whole range of conditions, and she is particularly passionate about women’s health, obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility.

In her spare time, Rebekah likes to play Futsal, Badminton and Viola.



1. Wang Xiugang. Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment of Acne. Asia-Pacific Traditional Medicine. 2011, 07(5):41-42.
2. Cao, Hui-juan, Guo-yan Yang, Yu-yi Wang, and Jian-ping Liu. “Acupoint Stimulation for Acne: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Medical Acupuncture (2013).
3. Gao Yang, Qin Qingguang, Jin Yujing. Professor Liu Huisheng in Treating Acne with Acupunc-ture. China Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2010, 25(4):663-664.


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