Summary: Acupuncture CAN help acne. According to this study, acupuncture may help acne by lowering serum IL-6 levels in acne conglobata patients.
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Yes, acupuncture may help treat acne symptoms.
More Info: According to a study published in Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, a journal of acupuncture research, acupuncture may help acne by lowering serum IL-6 levels in acne conglobata patients.
In this study, patients suffering from acne conglobata, a highly inflammatory, severe form of acne, were divided into two groups. The first group was treated with acupuncture the second group with oral medication. The results revealed that 88.5% of those being treated by acupuncture methods experienced positive results. The study concluded that both acupuncture and medication promote the recovery of affected skin.
Though one study does not conclusively prove that acupuncture is an acne cure all, it reveals a potential holistic approach to treating acne without medications and that more studies are needed.