Monday, 26 December 2016

Managing Acne with Homeopathy

Acne is a dermatological condition that we are all familiar with. We have experienced its distressing symptoms ourselves, or we know someone who has. It is no wonder then that acne is among the most prevalent skin conditions today in not only the USA but also worldwide.

Why treat acne?

Most of us do recognize and accept that acne is not a life-threatening illness. In fact, it is very common to explain away acne as being perfectly ‘natural’ and ‘harmless’.  While it is certainly true that a bad bout of acne will not damage your overall health, it is still necessary to understand that this seemingly innocuous skin condition can have serious repercussions if allowed to run its full course.

The most visible effects of untreated acne are ugly permanent scars. The unseen effects of acne, and perhaps the more damaging ones, are low self-esteem, depression, dwindling social life, and a lowered self-confidence. These adverse effects are most evident in teenagers, many of whom admit to even suicidal thoughts because of its negative impact on their lives.

Who does acne affect and why?

Changing hormones during puberty is one major reason why many teenagers suffer acne. However, acne is not limited to the teen years. Adult acne is nearly as problematic as its teenage version, especially for women.

Menstrual cycle, pregnancy, on-or-off oral contraceptive regimen and greasy makeup contribute largely to adult acne in women. Other causes for acne, in both men and women, include genetics, bacteria-infected pores, oily skin, and pollution.

Why is homeopathy safer to treat acne?

Homeopathy does not promise any quick fixes. However, using homeopathy to treat your acne is a proven way to ensure clear skin for years to come. It is holistic and focuses on treating the underlying cause using natural means. This is crucial because it is better sometimes to control rather than eliminate the underlying cause. For example, oily skin is bad as it causes acne; but it is good in respect of preventing premature aging.

Popular homeopathic remedies for acne include Pulsatilla, Natrum Mur, Nux Vomica, Silica, and Lachesis. Of these remedies, Pulsatilla is quite effective in treating acne caused by junk food or menstrual irregularities; Natrum Mur safely treats acne caused by oily skin; Nux Vomica is for acne due to gastric troubles; Silica is effective for cystic acne; Lachesis is most often used to treat acne rosacea during menopause.

Homeopathic remedies and side effects

There are no side effects associated with homeopathy if a trusted and experienced homeopath gives you the right prescription in the right dose. However, like any dietary supplement, improper manufacturing procedures can pose a risk. Most homeopathic remedies initially aggravate symptoms before scaling to full recovery.

If acne torments you often, you would do well to consult with a reputed homeopathy practitioner in your area; you can rest assured that the customized treatment given will perfectly match your symptoms and guarantee you clear skin for a long time.