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Natural Acne Treatments That Work: Acupuncture in NYC

July 11, 2012 LYT By:

Natural acne treatments are effective and have benefits that go beyond clearing the skin of troublesome spots. Your skin is a reflection of the health of your internal organs and blood chemistry. Consequently, natural acupuncture treatments can help reverse skin ailments such as acne, a symptom that does not occur in isolation. 

A Natural Acne Treatment: Look Beneath The Surface 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acne is considered a result of accumulated heat or dampness in the body being released through the skin as pimples or cysts. Natural acne treatments such as acupuncture assist in the healthy function of internal organs, which are connected to channels or meridians beneath the skin’s surface. The organs specifically involved with acne are the lungs, stomach, and spleen. 

  • Lungs: The lungs regulate the opening and closing of the pores, determining how heat leaves the body. Imbalances in the lung meridian cause heat to build, and it must exit through the skin as acne or eczema. 
  • Stomach: The stomach naturally tends to be warm, which is essential for the digestion of food.  However, excessive heat in the stomach can manifest as acne along the stomach channel, which covers the chest and face.  
  • Spleen: The spleen participates in digestion and helps to manage dampness.  If the spleen is not working well, dampness can accumulate and lead to oily skin and acne.    

Naturally helpful acupuncture treatments can go a long way in helping these organs regulate your skin’s health.


What Are The Other Causes Of Acne?

  • Stress: Environmental and emotional. 
  • Poor Food Choices: The consumption of dairy, processed food, fried food, and cooked oils. 
  • Accumulated Waste: The skin is one of four organs of elimination for metabolic waste (along with the lungs, kidneys, and colon). If your other channels are not functioning, acne will develop as a symptom. Find out more about how lifestyles can cause acne, and other cleansing natural remedies for acne


The Natural Approach to Acne Treatment: See The Big Picture

Acupuncture is a natural acne treatment that works because it considers your whole body and lifestyle, not only what is happening on the surface! Read more about acupuncture treatments at LYT NYC HERE 


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Acupuncture And Other IBS Natural Remedies

May 30, 2012 LYT By:

Have you ever considered acupuncture as one of your natural remedies for IBS?

If you have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), your abdominal symptoms likely range from bloating and pain to constipation and diarrhea. We believe you can reach your goal of healing and reversing your symptoms with acupuncture for IBS as your solution! This ancient healing modality helps restore the liver and spleen which, when out-of-balance, create IBS symptoms. We’ll share tips for IBS natural remedies – may you bloat no more!

IBS Natural Remedies Maintain Healthy Organ Function

 Healthy organs perform valuable jobs for your body that IBS can impede or interrupt:

  • Liver: Creates the smooth flow of qi and blood throughout the body. Its function can be altered by emotions or stress, thus causing stagnation.
  • Spleen: Transforms food from the stomach into energy (qi and blood), assimilates nutrients, and maintains physical strength. Can be weakened by overeating unhealthy foods, overwork, stress, fatigue, and lack of exercise.

When the spleen is weak and the liver is not generating a smooth qi flow, the liver overacts on the spleen and can manifest IBS symptoms. In a healthy body, a balanced liver and spleen effortlessly complete their tasks. Acupuncture for IBS is a natural remedy that can help rebalance these organs offering symptom relief and a restored digestive system…and that’s what we call a glorious two-part harmony!


Tips: IBS Natural Remedies and Lifestyle Enhancements

In addition to receiving acupuncture for IBS treatments, you can enhance your healing with these IBS natural remedies:

  • Drink ginger juice or ginger tea: ginger increases the stomach’s gastric juice and production of hydrochloride thereby helping your food digest more readily.
  • Avoid overeating: this exhausts the liver and also distends the digestive system
  • Exercise: Stretch, breath, and get your body moving & grooving!
  • Identify trigger-foods such as cooked tomatoes, white flour, dairy, processed foods, carbonated beverages, fried foods…you get the picture!
  • Reduce stress: meditate!



Acupuncture For IBS Relieves Symptoms

During an acupuncture for IBS appointment (, our skilled and intuitive acupuncturist, Jennifer Taveras, L.Ac. will consider your constitution and varied symptoms. She will create a treatment plan designed specifically to bring balance between the liver and the spleen. A variety of techniques can be used during treatment including:

     1.  Lifestyle and dietary recommendations  

     2.  IBS natural remedies that include herbalism

     3.  Energetic exercises to restore digestive health

After acute symptoms subside, acupuncture treatments and the suggested natural remedies will focus on strengthening the digestive system and improving qi flow to bring you to a place of full recovery! And if you’re a natural remedy junkie who happens to suffer from springtime allergies, find relief here!



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