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Acne and Oriental medicine

Posted by
Lola on March 21, 2001 at 00:13:51:


Hi
I have a few questions to ask. Before doing that, I have to say i agree with what you have been saying on this website. I agree totally that acne-flares is a message your body is giving so as to bring attention to its fragile state. it, however, does not mean that all healthy people has no acne, in fact, I think that it is a good sign. People has different responses to dangers present in your body. Why is it that older people (over 50) seldom has acne? Is it that they are healthier? I feel that it is due to the fact that their skin is no longer functioning well, so the body will give other "signals" in other ways. Some people has lamented that their friends -- who are eating as much fried food as possible, on drugs blab blab all do not have acne. Well, I think they are in a much more precarious position than those acne sufferers! These people will get their dues in no time, for sure -- though maybe in other ways. You are, of course, a result of what you put into your body (food or SR) So, a note to all acne sufferers! Do not despair! Be glad that your body is giving out signals.
Sorry I ramble. Anyways, back to my questions. Dr scroll, are you a believer of Chinese medicine? Well, my mum is a Chinese Physician and according to Chinese medicine theory, acne-flares is a result of disharmony in your body. This form of disharmony comes in various forms -- stress, food, climatic changes etc etc....most often than not, acne seems to be a modern man's disease. When i was in Vietnam, all the women there have flawless skin -- its a great testimony to the effect their lifestyle have on their lives. Commercials keep saying that sun block is a lifesaver, to prevent UV rays to create wrinkles etc....but in Vietnam, those village girls who have to slog under the hot sun for many hours are all fair!(it is 38 or 39 degree) I think the hat they are wearing has served the purpose of blcoking UV rays , if not better than sunscreen.(they have never heard of sunscreen)
Anyways, I just want to know if you do believe in CHinese medicine and if you do, maybe you can tell me the connections between your treatment and chinese medicine. Do you advocate drinking chinese herbal tea etc to treat acne?
One last question, is water one major cause of acne? I notice people in Guangdong province has very severe acne, and the funniest thing is, people from other provinces who come to guangdong to work will soon develop acne. a few months after they arrive home, their acne totally disappear. My friends and I have experienced this. prior to going to guangdong, i never had acne.



Re: Acne and Oriental medicine (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 23, 2001 at 07:44:40:

In Reply to: Acne and Oriental medicine posted by Lola on March 21, 2001 at 00:13:51:

Thanks, Lola.

Your mother is a wise woman. ALL healing philosophies in the world are "holistic" in their approach EXCEPT allopathy. Chinese medicine is one of the best established.

Allopathy is the only philosophy, in the world, that is a "disease-care system". All the rest are "health-care systems". The real problem is that disease-care makes SO much more money than any health-care system that the allopaths have been able to create and maintain a monopoly in the most capitalistic country in the world.

There are many factors that contribute to acne, that have yet to be discovered, it is ludicrous for the AMA to think they have the truth in their hands, exclusively, when their track record is SO abysmal in this area. Of course, allopathy has rarely been concerned with looking for causes--only treatments; that is where the money is.

Eventually someone will scientifically investigate the Guangdong phenomenon. Unless the findings create a lucrative product, the findings will languish in obscurity.

Namaste`

Walt


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