Acne is a very widespread skin condition that occurs when hair follicles on the surface of the skin become clogged, causing local inflammation and infection. It is most common during puberty, but can affect people of any age.

Signs & Symptoms of Acne

The patients who consult us for acne present various types of skin lesions located on their face, chest, back or shoulders, such as:

  • Whitehead
  • Blackheads
  • Red bumps under the skin
  • Painful solid or pus-filled lumps just under the skin,


Acne in itself poses no serious health threat, but can leave scars on the skin and cause severe emotional distress to the people affected.

Causes of Acne

In our experience, factors that can trigger or aggravate acne include:

  • Genetic predispositions
  • Hormonal changes, natural or due to imbalances
  • Certain medications
  • A poor diet
  • Reactions to certain skin care products
  • Stress and anxiety

How we treat Acne

Chinese medicine offers many very effective tools to address the deeper imbalances that resulted in symptoms of acne, by helping the body to balance hormonal levels and get rid of accumulated toxins.


At the Nei Jing clinic in Jerusalem, we design for each of our patients an individualized treatment program tailored to their needs, that may include:

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Naturopathic advice for lifestyle and nutrition

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

For most of my life I've been worried about acne. It started over ten years ago when I was a teenager, and never really went away. When I was in school, I would sometimes even avoid going to class, because the infections looked so bad. I tried three different contraceptive pills in the hope of controlling my acne, and one of them worked for a while, but the problem reappeared as soon as I stopped. So I started acupuncture at Nei Jing, and after a few sessions I noticed that the lesions on my skin were healing faster than before, and that less and less new ones appeared. I've done acupuncture for three months, and my skin now is smooth and clear.
Patricia N.

People Say

Last year, our teenage son Alex started to have very bad acne breakouts on his face and on his back. We tried every drug possible, but it always seemed to come back the same or even worse than before. And yet after two sessions of acupuncture, we already started to notice a difference. Our naturopath at Nei Jing also helped us to come up with a healthier diet for him, and that has been extremely helpful as well!
Guy H.