Chinese Dietary Therapy for Healthy Skin

Because the skin is a reflection of our internal health, your food choices can make a big impact on the quality of your complexion. Chinese dietary therapy, targeted to your skin type, can be incorporated into your meals to keep your skin looking radiant and fresh.

Oily skin dietary recommendations:

  • Mung beans
  • Berries
  • Bitter melon
  • Lemons
  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Celery

Red, irritated or acne-prone skin:

  • Belgian endive
  • Bitter greens, such as dandelion greens
  • Mung beans
  • Pears
  • Asparagus
  • Radish
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinegar
  • Green tea
  • Seaweed

Dry Skin:

  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Lotus root
  • Pears
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Goat and sheet dairy products
  • Oysters, mussels, and octopus
  • Pork
  • Duck
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Lentils
  • Black soy beans

Portland acupuncturist Boynn McIntire works with a wide variety of dermatological issues, and also offers specialized facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatments. Contact All and One Acupuncture to learn more!

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