Researchers in Korea have shown that acupuncture treatment of acne vulgaris, can reduce the number of inflammatory lesions and improve patients’ quality of life.
Thirty-six participants with moderate acne, were randomised to receive acupuncture twice weekly for six weeks, either at general acupuncture points only, or at both general points and tender points. After six weeks, both groups exhibited similar and significant improvements from baseline in inflammatory lesion counts, quality of life scores, and subjective symptom scores.
(Efficacy of Ah Shi Point Acupuncture on Acne Vulgaris. Acupuncture in Medicine. Sept 2010.)