Diagnosis is usually made through clinical history and examination (if needed).
Sometime investigations may be needed to establish the root cause of the problem.
What therapies shall I try?
You may choose different therapies to tackle acne.
At the Natural Practice the following therapies are offered for people with acne: integrated medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology.
Practitioners to see about this condition
- Integrated doctor Doctors Dr Katya Mishanina, Dr Particia Ridsdale, Dr David Owen
- Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor Dr Ruolin Sun
- Medical homeopath Dr Tim Foster
- Nutritionist Ruth Taylor
- Reflexologist Jane Pearce
- Hypnotherapist Dr Ruth Dyson
After you initial consultation, we recommend that you have regular check-ups to monitor your symptoms and response to interventions. The practitioner will advise on appropriate follow up arrangements for your individual situation.
Depending on your needs, your care may be shared with other practitioners at the natural practice or elsewhere. Whenever you permit us, we will write to your GP to ensure they are aware of our recommendations and follow up arrangements.
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