You may want to try a natural homeopathic acne treatment before you reach for chemical solutions -
our bodies just don't need more 'chemicals' in them!
The goal of homeopathy is to treat and prevent illness by treating the whole person.
This means that a homeopath will evaluate the whole person as well as the pathology of their complaint.
The process of determining which homeopathic medicine is the right choice for a particular patient will depend on such factors as their medical history, current symptoms as well as their mental and emotional state.
All play a role in deciding which medicine will provide the best possible treatment for the particular condition as well as the overall health of the patient.
Acne Vulgaris is one of a teen’s worst nightmares. And it Never happens at a 'good' time, usually when most anxious or stressed about something!
Acne occurs when the glands at the base of the hair follicles clog with dead skin cells or oil, then get infected or inflamed. Acne can be whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, found on the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest, and usually causes scarring.
The homeopathic approach to health also applies when acne is the chief complaint.
Depending on a number of variables, a homeopath may prescribe any of the following medicines to treat acne.
Remember that like any other kind of medication or supplement, homeopathic medicines should be used as directed, and under the supervision of an experienced homeopathic practitioner.
Sulphur is one of the most commonly prescribed homeopathic acne treatment, particularly chronic acne.
This is the treatment of choice in many cases when the condition is characterized by blackheads as well as pimples, and rough, red, itchy skin.
It’s a highly effective treatment for moderate to severe acne. It also benefits those that need frequent naps, and have an aversion to water and washing their face and body.
Kali bromatum is often used to treat acne which appears on the shoulders and neck as well as the face.
It is also beneficial when the patient also has some depression, poor sleep, bad dreams or night terrors, and memory issues.
It is often prescribed as a second line of treatment by homeopathic practitioners after other medicines like Asterias rubens have been tried.
This is among the strongest homeopathic medicines for the treatment of acne.
It is used to treat patients who have moderate to severe acne which fails to respond to other homeopathic remedies.
It is also beneficial for patients that also have high fever, lung issues, chills, fever, and cough.
Antimonium tartaric is a very potent treatment, use under a homeopaths care only.
Natrum muriaticum / Nat Mur
Natrum muriaticum is a homeopathic medicine which targets the sebaceous (oil producing) glands in the skin and as such, it can be very useful in treating acne.
It is beneficial for those with oily skin, blood disorders, shortness of breath, as well as some depression.
Like other homeopathic treatments, a practitioner will only prescribe this medicine for patients whose overall mental, emotional and physical condition make it an appropriate choices as well as the condition of their skin.
Asterias rubens is commonly prescribed for garden variety pubescent acne.
It is typically used as the first line of acne treatment; if symptoms do not respond to this medicine, homeopathic practitioners will generally move on to sulphur or Kali bromatum, among other medicines.
It benefits those with red face, and acne on the sides of mouth, nose and chin.
Belladonna is a very common homeopathic treatment for rosacea and other forms of acne which are more common in adults.
This medicine is particularly useful in patients who have noticeable heat, swelling and dryness in their skin, accompanied by a feeling of restlessness.
It focuses on those with nervous system disorders.
Bovista is the homeopathic medicine of choice for acne which results from cosmetic use (many cosmetic products can clog the pores, trapping acne-causing bacteria in the pores).
It is commonly used in the spring and summer months, due to the sweating we do in the warmer months.
It will help with the itchy skin that comes along with this.
Most of these homeopathic acne treatments can be found here.
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Don’t be surprised if you see one for acne treatment, and end up feeling much healthier in the process!
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