Acne: A Holistic View
The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and an important detoxifier. Holistic practitioners with knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) often think of skin troubles as the direct result of yang excess and a deficiency in yin. The best way to restore balance, says Dr. DeOrio, is to improve diet, improve system function with Omega-3 oil supplements, and balance the meridians through homeopathic remedies and acupuncture. Treating lesions topically can provide temporary relief, but for many skin issues, like acne and dandruff, you need to find and treat the underlying causes.