Acne is a truly dreadful affliction. It affects one’s appearance and undermines one’s self-esteem. Homeopathy believes that acne is a defence process. It is the body’s internal response to fight any bacteria. Homeopathy also suggests that acne heals best when it is tackled beneath the skin, from within the body.
1. It addresses the local causes, such as oily skin and dandruff and
2. It corrects the ‘root cause’ of the problem, such as hormonal changes, stress, polycystic ovarian cysts, among other causes, through a properly selected, individualised remedy. Yet most people succumb to the immediate temptation of applying powerful, conventional, over-the-counter [OTC] external application — cream or lotion — on the troubled spot, which makes the condition even worse. Every year, over INR 1,500 million is spent on conventional OTC acne products, even though the results are far from satisfactory, and often come with side-effects.
Clinical studies suggest that individualised homeopathic treatment — based on the patient’s unique pattern of symptoms — can stimulate a good, healing response in skin conditions such as acne without side-effects. For the best results, it is imperative to seek the advice of a professional homeopath at the clinic.