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Pimple Patterns. Sounds lovely doesn't it?

Posted by Pimple Boy on May 01, 2001 at 15:34:02:

Why is it that my acne tends to appear symmetrically about the mid-line of my body. For example, if I get a pimple near my left temple, there's a good chance I'm developing one on my right temple, or if I get one on my right shoulder, there's probably one on my left shoulder, etc.etc. This happens with more than random chance. Also, I don't have a lot of acne, it's just very persistent. I mentioned it to my dermatologist many years ago and he shrugged it off as just a random event. When I asked my naturopath about his, he believed me and tried to explain it in terms of chinese meridian lines or something. Anybody else experience this?



Re: Pimple Patterns. Sounds lovely doesn't it?

Posted by Paul on May 02, 2001 at 01:14:37:

In Reply to: Pimple Patterns. Sounds lovely doesn't it? posted by Pimple Boy on May 01, 2001 at 15:34:02:

Yes, i have had similar patterns - but not always. I have noticed other types of patterns as well, perhaps only applicable to me though. For instance, dairy gives me cysts under my chin on my neck. Corn causes rash-like acne on my forehead. Wheat on my cheeks.

An argument can be made for the idea that symptoms are just chemical messages the body is sending out. We need to learn to read what those messages are. Of course, easier said than done.

Paul

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Re: Pimple Patterns. Sounds lovely doesn't it? (Archive in acne.)

Posted by Watl Stoll on May 03, 2001 at 08:30:40:

In Reply to: Pimple Patterns. Sounds lovely doesn't it? posted by Pimple Boy on May 01, 2001 at 15:34:02:

Hi, Pimple & Paul.

Once one begins to understand the causes of persistant acne that we have been describing on this 'site for years, anyone would also understand this phenomenon! It doesn't happen to everyone but is extremely common. Basically it is a sign that your system is still pretty responsive to hormonal changes--a good sign that the approach suggested on this BB will help a lot.

Our skin tends to be different from place to place and is bilateraly symmetrical. SO, hormonal changes will affect the skin on both sides at approximately the same time and effectiveness.

Making sense?

Walt

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