This information is sourced from Natural Cures - Dr. Clark's information on Acne along with the frequencies is at the bottom of this article.
Definition and Description: Acne is an inflammatory disease involving the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of the skin characterized by papules or pustules also known as comedones or simply plugs . This common skin condition (especially in young adults) is marked by the eruption of pimples, sometimes painful, on the surface of the skin. This inflammatory condition also affects the arms, back and chest.
Acne is characterized by black heads, pimple outbreaks, cysts, infected abscesses, and sometimes scarring. The places in your body most susceptible to acne are locations with the most oil glands such as the face and forehead.
Inflammatory - Closed papules that have become red, irritated and severely inflamed. In some cases rupture can occur underneath the surface of the skin causing scarring.
Non-Inflammatory - Oil trapped underneath the surface of the skin forming the so called white-heads or blackheads.
Propionibacterium acnes is the normal bacteria that resides on the surface of the skin. It functions to protect your skin from harmful foreign bacteria. When these bacteria grow inside the oil trapped in a hair follicle the result is the transformation of the oil by the bacteriaâ€™s chemical processes. This alteration causes irritation and inflammation on the surface of the skin. This inflammation is the bodyâ€™s way of trying to eliminate the irritating compounds produced by the bacteria.
Androgens are the hormones that are primarily responsible for the stimulation and secretion of sebum or oil underneath the surface of the skin. During puberty there is a significant increase of androgens which can cause blockages. Hormonal changes affect the oil glands underneath the surface of the skin causing an increased out-put of oils. If the pores become blocked from the collection of skin cells inside a pour then this oil becomes trapped causing all the symptoms of acne. Hormones are greatly affected by diet and will be discussed below.
Stress can have a direct effect on the hormones thus contributing to excess sebum production in the oil glands beneath the surface of the skin. This can have a cyclic result because you can develop stress from the way acne affects your appearance.
Ironically many beauty products and pharmaceutical creams claiming to be helpful in treating acne not only do not work, but they actually make acne worse in many cases. This is because oil based products that are not all natural contain rancid oils and oil compounds mixed with petroleum derived chemicals as preservatives. This causes allergic reactions, build-up of toxins, clogging of pours and other conditions that make acne worse. Check the ingredients of any cream or lotion you may be using; if it filled with chemicals you cannot pronounce throw it out.
Many companies are now saying that diet has nothing to do with acne and that you can still eat whatever you want and just buy their skin care product or hormone drug. The fact is because hormones are complex combinations of fats and proteins diet plays a huge role in acne. Staying away from processed foods and foods contaminated with toxins is extremely important.
Your skin is the largest eliminative organ of your body and if you are pre-disposed to acne or have a hormonal imbalance then these toxins will clog up your skin pours even more. Therefore, it is vital that you reduce the toxic load on your immune system by cutting out as much processed foods as possible, especially; soda, potato chips, chocolate that is filled with sugar and emulsifiers, as well as packaged foods loaded with corn oils. The best fats are organic and raw fats that have not undergone a molecular change through high temperature heating. Remove all trans fats, cooked oils, and fats found in packaged foods for one-two weeks and then gradually re-introduce pure organic raw fats into your diet and see how they affect your skin. If your skin health seems stable then gradually re-introduce cooked fats and a normal healthy diet.
Foods that will promote natural cleansing are fresh salads, fruits and pure spring or filtered water. Adding in lemons to a beverage, smoothie or juice is a wise idea because of the citric acid component.
Exercise and Hygiene
Proper exercise is a fast way to sweat and clean out the pours of your body and eliminate toxins that build up underneath the skin. Consult a physical therapist that can give you a qualified exercise regimen.
Keep the pours open and able to breathe through gentle scrubbing of the face each day. This prevents oil from drying on the face and clogging pours. Especially avoid touching the face or affected area with your hands, as this introduces more foreign bacteria and possible toxins that block the pours and burden the immune system even further.
Aloe is one of the greatest skin healers available to use and is inexpensive and easy to find. Aloe heals and repairs epithelial cells, is highly anti-inflammatory, and the polysaccharides contained in Aloe Vera help the skin to heal itself quickly, especially from some of the scaring effects of acne. To apply the aloe, cut open a thick aloe vera leaf and flay out a piece of gel and place it on the effected area of the skin directly. Remember there are many aloe vera gels on the Market that are completely filled with chemicals and fillers so remember to use the natural leaf. It does not have to be certified organic as aloe vera does not undergo the same type of spraying and chemical treatment as commercial foods do.
Vitamins and Mineralization -
Vitamins and Minerals are important for healthy skin and combating acne. Because the skin is normally the last organ to receive nutrients topical application of minerals is a good idea. There are many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, selenium and chromium that are vital for your skin health. Here are some tips on the use of vitamins:
When taking vitamin A be sure to combine it with vitamin B2.
Vitamin C levels should be high as they help to repair damaged skin cells. Topical vitamin C creams should be avoided, instead find an all natural, non-ascorbic acid source of oral vitamin c and ingest orally. The ideal oral source of vitamin c is a lypo spheric source.
Magnesium oil can be applied via topical sprays that can be used on the affected area and rubbed in.
Vitamin E is essential for good skin health and also serves as an anti-oxidant. Tocopherol in Vitamin E is the most important lipid-soluble antioxidant for your skin. Vitamin E can be found in natural foods such as spinach, leaves of broccoli and raw organic olive oils. In the last few years much attention has been given to Tocotrienols, an even more potent antioxidant in the Vitamin E family. Tocotrienols are highly recommended and can be found in powder form and added to your favorite smoothie which will not only help your skin but add a rich delicious flavor.
The use of MSM internally and topically can lubricated blockages and break up toxic calcification and waste products inhibiting pours. MSM powder is very inexpensive and can be mixed with a large glass of water (1-5 grams) and a little bit of lemon. Please make sure you find a wood pulp based MSM over a chemical based MSM.
Essential oils are potent organic compounds that are anti-bacterial, using terpenes to eliminate or seriously weaken skin bacteria that are causing acne. There are many different types of essential oils that have been used successfully in treating acne.
Tee Trea oil
Neem Oil - inhibits the multiplication of harmful bacteria and viruses by binding with the skin cells. It is very powerful in treating skinl conditions such as acne, psoriasis and also eczema. Neem as well as all natural essential oils is anti-inflammatory.
Thyme Linalool oil (a special, gentle variety of thyme)
Rose Otto oil (probably the best for acne although quite expensive)
(Jojoba and Grape Seed can be used as carrier oils for all the above)
Various grades of standardization often exist to puff ones pillow so to speak. Terms such as food grade and pharmaceutical grade include additives, refinements, rectifications and reconstitutions that are standard practice for the industries of food and flavoring. These highly refined processes are so finessed they barely blip on the radars of a gas-chromatography reading, or an untrained nose. These alterations in agriculture, cultivation, and extraction are very refined. Make sure you know your source and that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation!
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Make home-brewed kombucha (mature is best) and apply topically to the face. This gives your skin exposure to powerful friendly bacteria that work with your oils to promote healing and prevention of bacterial infection.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating acne: Oxygen Therapy (external Ozone Therapy), Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Detoxification Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine
From Kevin Trudeaux, Natural Cures
From Dr. Hulda Clark
The more severe cases of acne cover parts of the body as well as face and can pit the face so badly there is hardly any clear skin left. In ten days you can reverse this, so most of the skin is beautifully clear. There are bacteria involved and skin oils of youth feed these bacteria. Acne has been extensively studied by scientists. Perhaps the true culprit was too big to be seen with a microscope or too small (antigen) to be recognized or just too unimaginable. I inevitably find Trichinella, one of the four common roundworms that infect humans. Test yourself to Trichinella with the slide called “larvae in tissue.” Search for it in your skin. It is generally believed to reside in muscles, especially the diaphragm, but in acne cases it is
in the skin. If you only have a frequency generator, set it at 404.5 KHz and at neighboring numbers, extending 5 KHz on each side, to besure to include all eggs and other molt stages. Or zap.
Acne: 0.05, 0.37, 0.83, 2.50, 3.00, 73.30, 383.75, 387.00, 389.00, 393.0
Also the Dr. Clark Cleanses are very effective as well and can be used right along with the Rife or Zapper treatments.