• Liyan Lu


Acne occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It commonly appears mostly on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne lesions heal slowly and are annoyingly persistent. It may cause emotional distress and lead to scarring of the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower risk of lasting physical and emotional damage. The following are our clinical tips for acne treatment, you may want to try some of them:

Internal Treatment

Vitamin B2: supports a wide-spectrum of health benefits, it is essential for tissue repair. It helps to maintain healthy hair and skin. Many of our patients who had acne after about a month of taking vitamin B2 100mg daily were acne free.

Vitamin C: supports the immune system to prevent skin infection. Take vitamin C 500mg every day.

Ping’s green drink is a natural colon cleanse. The basic ingredients are asparagus, broccoli, celery, kale and lemon. Blend with 8 oz water (see for more details). This drink contains the soluble and insoluble fiber which help you have normal stools twice a day and help keep the digestive tract healthy and the body detoxified.

Papaya and pineapple enzymes help with digestion, bloating, belching and gas, and also reduce inflammation and keep the skin healthy. Take one enzyme pill with each meal.

Raw apple cider vinegar kills germs and nourishes the body at the same time. It has natural cleansing, healing and energizing health benefits. Add one tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water and drink it after each meal.

Topical Treatment

Iodine or Betadine: kills germs promptly, stops skin infection quickly and heals acne in 1 or 2 days. Apply either iodine or Betadine on acne spots twice a day, the sooner you start the quicker you’ll see the results.

Prid drawing salve is a natural approach to heal boils, relieve abscess and ease pain & swelling. Apply it on the lesion twice a day. For an example a patient had an acne cyst size 2X2 cm, very painful and swollen, after using Prid, the pus came out and the cyst quickly shrank, 2 weeks later the acne cyst was healed.

Acupuncture Treatment

Helps to relief stress, relax muscles, boost the immune system, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, detoxify the body and shorten the acne healing process.

For more information call Dr. Lu at (661) 513-9265, Ping’s Acupuncture/Bamboo Acupuncture.

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