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246 Bridge Rd

Richmond 3121

03 9427 8848

Suffering from acne? Chinese Medicine may be able to help.


Acne affects many teenagers and adults, and can be a frustrating source of distress for those suffering from it. It can be triggered by factors such as hormonal imbalances, genetics, improper diet, stress, and certain skincare products.


In Chinese Medicine, acne is often seen as a combination of congestion, dampness and heat in the body. When it comes to acne, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can offer several potential benefits:


  • Stress Reduction: Stress can exacerbate acne, as it triggers the release of hormones that can lead to breakouts. An acupuncture treatment can target this stress and promote relaxation, which may help in managing stress-related acne.

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  • Hormonal Balance: Hormonal fluctuations are a common cause of acne, particularly in women. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may help regulate hormonal imbalances and improve skin health.


  • Improved Circulation: Acupuncture can enhance blood circulation, delivering vital nutrients and oxygen to the skin. This improved circulation can aid in activating a healing response, and work to reduce inflammation.


  • Immune System Support: A strong immune system is essential for healthy skin. Our acupuncturists will often focus on supporting the immune system, and regulating the response the body has to external pathogens.



An appointment with our Chinese Medicine practitioners involves a full health review so that treatments can be tailored to your individual condition.

By viewing the body as a whole, a clear picture of your state of health can be formed, and a personalised treatment plan will reflect that.


Our practitioners may use a combination of gentle acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine and dietary guidance, depending on what is appropriate for your condition at the time.


If you are struggling with a skin condition such as acne, and would like a consultation with our Acupuncturists Andrew White and Michaela Rinkel you can make an appointment using the link below:


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