Changing The Way We Treat Acne

There has been a resurgence in recent years of the natural health movement – people are tired of dealing with medications that cause side effects that may be worse than the original problem was in the first place. When it comes to acne, fortunately, there are a lot of alternatives to convential medicines. Does proactiv really work? Read through and discover for yourself.

One fairly new treatment – dating back to last century, is Bach Flower Remedies. In these, the essence of the flower is distilled. You choose your particular essence by deciding what emotions are currently causing problems. For example, a mix of Walnut and Wild Oat is said to help adolescents deal with their emotions. Hopelessness can be overcome through the use of Gorse. Crab Apple can help dim the shame associated with having acne.The idea is to tailor the essence to your emotional state. These are usually available over the counter in most drug stores or online. Drops can be taken under the tongue or mixed in a little water.

Tissue Salts are also reasonably new. These work on correcting imbalances in the body’s biochemical system. The tablets are dissolved under the tongue and can be taken every half an hour in severe cases. Ideally you should not eat for about half an hour afterwards. You need to choose from twelve different options – your choice will depend on what symptoms you are experiencing so again, this is a tailor-made treatment. If you are battling teenage acne, Calcarea Sulp is usually indicated. Should the symptoms be severe, take four tablets an hour for the first two day and reduce this to four tablets four times a day until you see an improvement. The main thing here is to persist – these remedies may take two to four weeks to show positive results.

Not as new, homeopathy promises to be an exciting ally in the fight against acne. Working with miniscule amounts of active ingredients, homeopathy offers treatment with few, if any, side effects. Most people do, however, report an increase in the severity of symptoms initially while the remedies begin to work, before they get better. You should really see a licensed homeopath rather than self-treat here. They will be able to advise on the best combination of remedies based on the symptoms you have. Not all homeopathic remedies are easily obtainable and care should be taken when taking them – again, preferably before eating, dissolve the pillules under your tongue. Avoid citrus just before or after taking the pillules and avoid menthol – these can both interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.

The remedy that you choose must fit in with your lifestyle – choose the right one for you.