Acne and Holistic treatment for this condition

Acne is a common term for blemishes, boils, and eruptions on the skin caused by blocked, obstructed pores. In many cases, these defects can result in permanent marks.

Inflammation in the hair follicles and oil glands is the primary mechanism of facial pimples.

This skin disorder impacts almost 80% of individuals at a young age. 12 to 24 years old is the most critical age for this skin disease. More hormones can be found in both females and males during puberty. The high level of hormones causes increased oil (sebum) manufacturing in skin layers. Sebum is stable enough to obstruct the pores and cause the development of pimples. If bacteria develop inside of these pimples due to poor blood circulation, they become infected and transform into pustules. After the end of puberty, the level of hormones may continue to stay above normal limits, and in those cases, we see adult patients (25–40 years old) with severe attacks of skin inflammation. Also, some female patients experience this skin disorder in the premenstrual period on a monthly basis. These bouts deepened the production of extra progesterone right after ovulation.

Acne is an illness that impacts the sebaceous glands deep in the skin. The sebum ducts, or pores, drain the oily fluid from the glands. These tubes also connect to the hair follicles. When the pores get blocked with sebum, and the sebum flows inside the follicles instead of outside, skin inflammation in the follicles develops. As a result of this process, pimples grow and eventually become infected. The most critical areas for pimples are the face, shoulders, upper back, and neck.

This skin disorder has no particular causes; however, a few factors may stimulate excess sebum production and secondary boil development.

  1. Increased production of progesterone in females after ovulation.
  2. Increased production of androgens in young males.
  3. Hormonal disbalance due to pregnancy.
  4. The use of birth control pills changes the hormonal background.
  5. Genetic factors. Scientists proved that many patients with this skin ailment have a family history of this skin disorder.
  6. Skin hygiene is a critical factor. Washing the skin with warm, soapy water opens the pores and improves sebum flow and drainage.
  7. Using a washcloth or exfoliator removes dead skin cells and improves the skin condition.
  8. Skin irritation or scratches stimulate the development of bacteria.
  9. Oily cosmetic and makeup products.
  10.   Some prescription medicines (Iodides, Steroids, and Bromides) may cause instability of immune system and blemish development.
  11.   Some work-related factors may also cause or, at least, stimulate acne development.


  • Disproportional sebum excretion by sebaceous glands obstructs the oil ducts and hair follicles.
  • The further buildup of the compound created from oil and dead skin cells causes blockage of sebum channels.
  • This creates an excellent background for the skin bacteria to reproduce itself wildly.
  • As a result of the adult population’s bacteria and sometimes even yeast infections, skin conditions are exacerbated, generating lesions.

There are a few different forms of acne, with their specific forms, locations, and severity of symptoms

Acne vulgaris

This type of acne is frequently experienced during puberty by both girls and boys, usually on the face’s skin and the upper body’s upper part.

Acne Rosacea

This kind of acne is often seen as pink or red skin elements, primarily on the face.

Acne keloidal is nuchae (pseudofolliculitis nuchae)

This skin illness is usually caused by mechanical injuries, often from shaving.

Acne conglobata (Hidradenitis suppurativa)

This disease is based on inflammation of the sudoriparous glands—the glands that produce sweat. The inflammation in these organs is very similar to inflammation in the oil glands. Also, because the most common locations for Conglobata are underarms and groin areas, hair follicles almost always get involved.

Acne Cosmetica

The use of some cosmetic products is typically what causes this type of skin element.

Acne fulminant

This disorder is very similar to conglobata, but the term acne fulminant is used in the most severe cases.

Acne Medicamentosa

Similar to birth control pills as described above, some medicines may cause hormonal disbalance and secondary acne. This form of acne usually appears when an individual starts taking new drugs.

Baby acne

Skin elements in the form of red bumps on the face of infants are also known as children’s allergies.


Skin rash is instigated by contact with chlorinated hydrocarbons such as chloroform, carbon tetrachloride, dioxins, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), or PCBs.

Acne vulgaris is the most common kind of acne. Almost 80% of teenagers, both boys and girls, experience it during puberty. Acne vulgaris often tends to vanish or at least fade after puberty.

Acne Treatment

Modern Western medicine does not have an acne treatment, and unless the process is extreme, patients get a recommendation to keep their skin clean and use a neutral soap.

Homeopathic medicine sees acne not as a skin disorder but as a hormonal disproportion that causes extra oil production and stimulates acne development. As a result of homeopathic assessment, medical practitioners are looking for the original issue that lies at the starting point of acne vulgaris.
To prove my individual approach to homeopathy, I will describe two similar cases of acne that I recently treated with homeopathic remedies.

Case 1:

Tamara B., a 24-year-old female, experienced a severe skin rash on her face and neck. The first time she experienced acne vulgaris was when she was about 13 years old. Her first period started when she was 16, and since that time, her menstrual cycle has been irregular, and she has been bleeding once every three or even four months. When the period starts, it lasts for 1-2 days, and the blood flow is insufficient. The patient also reports headaches that decrease in severity in open air. She prefers cold temperatures to warm ones and does not tolerate closed rooms. This white female is 5’6” tall and weighs 140 lbs. Her skin is pale except for the skin on her face and neck. She is very sensitive, and according to her husband’s opinion, “she is crying for no reason.”

I prescribed Pulsatilla 200 once a day, and after a month, her face skin was clean and smooth.

Acne before treatment
Tamara B before treatment

Acne after treatment
Tamara B. After treatment

Case 2:

Jenifer S. This 17-year-old female has suffered from the vulgaris form of acne since she was 12. The most critical location of the skin rush is the right side of her face. The rush starts suddenly, without any reason, in the form of a large, red, swollen pimple, sometimes with a white center. From the beginning, there was excruciating burning pain associated with this skin element. The patient cannot find the relationship between the skin rash and any food, medications, menstrual cycle, or mechanical injuries. The patient is 5’5” tall, and her weight is 170 lbs. 

Acne before and after treatment
Acne before and after treatment

She has natural blonde hair, blue eyes, and dilated pupils. Her IQ is high, and she is in a good mood and smiling. During our conversation, her face got red, and then she got pale a few times. She likes to wear a hat all the time, and she is allergic to honey and other bee products.

Based on my assessment, I prescribed Belladonna 6C and Apis 6 twice daily. I recommend that she start taking these remedies as soon as she feels that a new skin rush starts. Two months later, I saw this patient for re-evaluation. She told me that the new skin rush started the next day after she left my office. She immediately started remedies that I prescribed, and by the end of the day, the skin element vanished and never developed. She continued taking medications as prescribed, and new headaches never developed again. The old acne healed with time, and her face skin became healthy.

Homeopathy is a reliable weapon against this skin disorder. If treatment is performed based on the constitutional philosophy of homeopathic medicine, acne attacks stop, the hormonal level moves to the area that we call “with normal limits,” and the disease ends.

At Viva Healthy Life, I, Dr. Tsan, have extensive experience treating acne using homeopathic remedies. Sometimes, for a better result, I use a combination of homeopathy, acupuncture, or Reiki. The effectiveness of my treatment is almost 90%. Homeopathic medicine is harmless for kids and adults, so I treat patients of any age.

Contact our clinic at (267) 403-3085 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.