Acne Treatment with Acupuncture
at NOVA Skin Clinic

Acne can be annoying. It can be disheartening. It can even push you over the limit. Especially if, no matter what you do, you just can't get rid of it. You may be used to slathering on spot treatments or taking medication to help control your breakouts. But it's the Eastern approach that is gaining popularity, due to its effectiveness. 


Acupuncture, which involves the insertion of  ultra-thin sterile needles into the skin, is a fairly painless way to signal the brain to make changes within the body. Acne comes from a deeper imbalance in the body, acupuncture is one tool which can help address those imbalances by treating the root cause. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, acne could be caused by a variety of ailments like blood stagnation, lung or stomach heat,  and toxin buildup.  It might also help balance androgen levels to inhibit excess oil secretion of the sebaceous gland.

During acupuncture session which can run to about an hour, hair thin needles are placed in various points to help bring balance and increase circulation and energy. We all have different channels of energy running in our tissues and system, we make use of these energetic systems that run through the body to create a change. The needle acts as a dial and gives information to the system, unblocking those meridians. There might be an issue in the digestive system or reproductive system which can create a disruption in functionality of the skin so we treat these areas. It uses specific points to help channel that energy and balance the system. When your organs are operating below optimal function, connecting to its meridian channel will help balance the whole organ. And if you’re worried about pain, don’t be, you might just feel a slight pinch, at first.  Most treatments actually promote a sense of calm, like the soft, woozy feeling you might have after a glass of wine. We lose function as we work and age, so acupuncture is about restoring that function and bringing back optimal harmony.

Using Face Mapping as Tool

There are no hard and fast rules here but there are some guidelines to give us a general idea on what is causing the skin issue.

Acne on the beard - is usually linked to hormonal imbalances, it's often cyclical and may be correlated to periods

Acne on the cheeks - may be related to digestive issue. Channels of the stomach run through to areas by the cheeks and nose so the skin can show digestive issues.

Acne on the nose - may be due to respiratory issues for example sinus or allergy congestion or exposure to air position and smoke.

To make an appointment for your Acne Treatment please call NOVA Skin Clinic on 01438 553 011 or fill in the form below.

Appointment Request Form

Please fill in the form and let us know the areas of your main concern:

  • Face Rejuvenation

  • Natural Face Lift

  • Face Skin Tightening & Sagging Face Skin Uplift

  • Anti-ageing

  • Wrinkle Removing

  • Relaxation and elimination of stress and tension

  • Acne Treatment

  • Other dermatological conditions (please specify)

We will get back to you with available appointment dates and times. You can also email us at or call us on 01438 553 011. 

Contact Us:

NOVA  Skin Clinic

North Road, Stevenage SG1 4BB

tel: 01438 553 011


NOVA Clinic Office appointment line is open:

Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 7.00pm

Sat-Sun: 9.00am - 4.00pm

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