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41184 U.S. 6
Avon, CO, 81620
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Growing our roots in Denver, Urban Herbs is the new standard in accessible Chinese Medicine, providing sliding-scale herbal consultations for the community and an unbeatable online Chinese herbal pharmacy for practitioners. With over 360 bulk and granular Chinese herbs for customization, two passionate practitioners, and a one-of-a-kind online formula creation system, Urban Herbs works to both support and unify its expansive network of herbalists with the ever-growing community of patients.

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Did you know that Chinese herbs can help with Acne?

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Have you or a loved one been struggling with acne?  It’s an issue for over 60 million Americans, 20% of which are adults.  And it goes beyond cosmetics.  Acne manifests for a number of reasons- whether it be from poor diet, hormone imbalances, or excess toxins in the body.  Every individual experiences a different degree of acne that needs to be addressed in a unique way.  Chinese herbal medicine is the perfect place to begin (or supplement) a current acne-fighting regimen!  By using formulas that are specific to each patient, the herbs can address the organs that are overworking or under-working in an effort to restore balance and clear the skin. 

Chinese medicine looks at acne largely as an accumulation of dampness or heat.  The “dampness” can be caused by imbalances in the intestines or stomach.  The “heat” can come from toxins, blood stasis, or an attack on the Lungs.  Using internal herbs (as opposed to a topical treatment) is important because the imbalance is being caused from the health of the internal organs. 

One herb we use to combat the appearance of acne is Lu Hui, commonly known as aloe, which is bitter, cold, and non-toxic so it can enter the Lung channel, clear heat, permeate the skin, and kill bacteria.  It also helps with tissue regeneration.   Lu Hui contains saccharides, amino acids, vitamins, and trace minerals that are essential to the healing of the skin.  This is a great herb for an acne condition that is presenting with more heat than dampness.  If you are interested in learning more and want to try an herbal formula to fight your acne, please give us a call or stop on by!  We’d be happy to help you get back to clear skin and a healthy body!