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At the Kokin Healing Center, we're all about education. We love to empower our patients to learn how to take good care of their bodies; and we're always learning ourselves. In that spirit, the Healing Blog is a place for us to teach and to learn. We hope you enjoy these posts and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

Teens with acne and stress benefit immensely from acupuncture and herbal medicine

We see many adolescent patients struggling with severe acne that often coincides with significant stress. Our kids are under an extreme amount of pressure these days, and often this can cause hormone imbalances that lead to inflammation throughout the body. Acupuncture along with herbal medicine and targeted supplements helps to balance hormones, thus reducing inflammation in the body. Reducing inflammation specifically in muscle tissue as well as supporting a balanced intestinal flora has a direct impact in stimulating the immune system.

When we see preteens and teenagers with acne, their treatment always includes not only a regimen to clear up the skin but to treat the internal factors going on. Hand-in-hand with acupuncture are supplements targeting inflammatory response as well as balancing of hormones and normal gut bacteria.

Our kids are amazingly resilient! Even with added pressure from school, sports and peers, we see fabulous results in our adolescent patients. Their bodies are young and strong and often respond to treatment quite quickly. Acupuncture treats the root cause of the problem naturally, and without any negative side effects.


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