Dr. Yang’s Chinese Medicine Assessment for Severe Acne

Acne is a common skin disease which most often affects:

1). Teenagers,

2). Women before the menstrual period,

3). Women after taking, or stopping, birth control pills,

4). Some patients that have a family history of acne.


Chinese Medicine describes the etiology of acne as an imbalance in internal physiological and energetic systems, where this imbalance produces heat, toxic stagnation, and blood stasis in the body. Therefore, treatments should address the imbalance in these systems, clear heat, reduce toxicity, and move blood stasis.


Dr. Yang has used Chinese Medicine to treat patients for over 22 years. These patients came from many different countries, and have all received effective results, decidedly including those patients with severe acne. The following is an assessment of the findings of Dr. Yang’s research.


Severe acne patients commonly experience:

1). Long-term acne (some have it only a few years, others have it for 10 years or more).

2). Massive amount of large pimples covering large areas.

3). Acne appears on various places such as the face, the chest, neck, shoulders and back.

4). Patients may use different acne treatment products (e.g. cream and medicines), which are effective while still actively in use, but acne returns after stopping taking such products. These products may also be ineffective for some patients.

5). Patients with cystic acne (big and deep pimples).


Dr. Yang’s protocols for treating acne usually only takes one week to be effective and after two months of treatments, most patients have their acne problem under control. Once the acne is under control, another month of treatment will usually stabilize the condition more completely.


Signs of effectiveness after one week of treatment:

1). Pimples decrease in size

2). Decrease of amount of pimples (though there will likely still be a few new pimples here and there)

3). Change in the color of the pimples

4). Smaller acne scars that decrease in size or disappear.


From October of 2006 to November of 2014, Dr. Yang used Chinese Medicine to treat one hundred thirty two different acne patients. He found that all patients had used creams, and most had used medications, prior to treatments. No patient had suffered from acne symptoms for less than two years, with some having suffered symptoms for up to twenty years.


Patients’ ages varied from 13 to 55 and most are around 20-35 years of age. Ninety one patients were women and forty one were men. Every patient had acne on the face and most have had acne upon the chest, shoulders, and back.


After treatments, 132 patients’ acne improved (98.6%) and 124 of them have controlled their acne (93.6%). One year after treatments, many have had no new breakouts or pimples. Mild breakouts tend to happen to women during their menstrual period but have remained manageable.


Dr. Yang continues his research with Chinese medicine on acne. He is constantly searching for more opportunities to help patients with severe acne. For patients that can’t visit Dr. Yang face to face, he will review photographs of acne cases and contact them to discuss their cases and through this method help them with their acne problem.