A New Understanding of Acnes—A New Perspective of Acne Elimination
A Taiwanese newspaper published an article by Physician Lin Xingmei entitled The Understanding of Acnes—To Begin the Acne Elimination by Finding Reasons, which help people cure and prevent acnes from the seven factors leading to the emergence of acnes, namely, excessive internal secretion, oily diet, skin dust, physical damage, hot and moist environment, irritation of cosmetics and medicinal effects. Actually except the above inducements, there are also genetic genes, bacterial infection, insufficient trace elements, bad mental condition, lack of sleep, lung and stomach heat and moisture and stagnation of blood heat, etc included in the Chinese and foreign medicine textbooks, magazines and reports. Since these are legitimate medicine textbooks, professors have to repeat what the book says and students have to study medicine from professors, which reflects the stubborn academic thoughts in the medical circle. There are many inducements but there aren’t final conclusions, so physicians have to choose drugs for the treatment and prevention according to their own understanding and methods in the books. However, the treatment or prevention cannot achieve good effects. Acnes will occur repeatedly and finally turn into middle-age scars or coppernose, which damages the facial skin and brings much great distress to people.
What are the inducements of acnes? Can they be effectively cured, prevented or eliminated? We shall put forward new interpretations and new theories, and find out new drugs and prevention methods.
The author began to study on the treatment drugs and inducements of the rosacea and acnes. According to the statistics of clinical mite examinations, diagnoses and treatments, 100% of the rosacea sufferers have high mite infestation and over 80% acne sufferers are positive in the mite examination. The sufferers with severe symptoms are tested to have high mite infestation. The ointment developed by the author (1990-1993) was approved to be solely produced and sold by Yunnan Zhongzhou pharmaceutical Co., Ltd with the name Zhongzhou Ointment (GYZZ No. H53021786) after the new drug application, toxicological tests, pharmacodynamic tests, mite elimination tests, the second phase clinical tests and new drug evaluation. China Patent Bureau issued Inventive Patent Certificate and Confidential Treatment Notice to the preparation method of the ointment for the treatment of rosacea, and the ointment became the Chinese patent medicine. During the clinical tests of Zhongzhou Ointment, the author regularly examined the mites and observed the symptom changes. It is concluded that, with the alleviation and cure of the symptoms of the sufferers after using the medicine, the mites become less and turn negative. It is proved by the medical treatment practice that, the rosacea and acnes are caused by the parasitism and growth of the Demodex in the human skins. The rosacea and acnes can be removed in case the parasitic Demodex in the skin is eliminated. People without parasitic Demodex will not suffer from acnes. According to this medical treatment practice, the inducements described in the old-fashioned medical textbooks shall be changed and discarded. Therefore it is in conformity with the scientific practice to change the diagnosis names of acnes and rosacea into the human Demodex dermatitis.
What is Demodex?
According to the epidemiological survey, there are hundreds of species of mites in the nature. The mites in the carpets or grass can be seen with eyes or magnifier, and they are mainly like small spiders or ticks. They are called dust mites or tick mites rather than Demodex. The mites growing in the skins of various animals such as cattle, horses, sheep and pigs are not related to the Demodex. The Demodex mainly live in human skins, and can only be seen under the medical microscope. It looks like silkworms in shape, it has a head and tail with four short feet on both sides of the frontal breast and rings on the abdomen. It is divided into long mites (generally referred to as Demodex folliculorum) and short mites (generally known as Demodex brevis).
Demodex is a genus of tiny parasitic mites that live in or near hair follicles of mammals. About 65 species of Demodex mites are known; they are among the smallest of arthropods. Two species living on humans have been identified: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis, both frequently referred to as eyelash mites. Demodex canis lives on the domestic dog. Infestation with Demodex mites is common and usually does not cause any symptoms, although occasionally some skin diseases can be caused by the mites. The female and male mites mate with each other and lay eggs, and develop from egg metamorphosis, larva, first-phase nymph, second-phase nymph to adult. The adults will mate and lay eggs again, and reproduce one generation in about 15 days. Attached: Demodex Life Cycle.
How does Demodex enter human skin? Why can it cause diseases?
Demodex is mainly spread through the mutual contact between people with mites and people without mites, such as facial contact, kisses, hand touch, sharing towels or bedding. When the people without mites are infected, the mites will enter the healthy skins and live in the facial hair follicle sebaceous gland which has rich sebaceous gland and suitable temperature for its growth. It sucks sebum, excrete feces, wriggles, crawls, reproduces and dies, and its corpse will decay and liquefy in the sebum. Since the whole life cycle of the mite is conducted in the sebaceous gland, its feces and liquefied corpse will cause mechanical and chemical irritation to the skin texture, and the large quantity of the substance will cause allergic reaction to the partial texture. When all the dirty substances shall be discharged out of the body, the skins will suffer from inflammations and lesions such as itches, aches, red spots, papules and pimples, etc, which is known as acnes. Under this circumstance, mites will continue to reproduce, inflammations will repeatedly occur, the damaged skin will have uneven scars, dilated follicles, expanded blood capillary, proliferative plump or even superfluous pimples without correct mite diagnosis and effective treatment by mite-elimination medicine, which damages the natural beauty of the skin. Attached: Schematic Diagram of How Demodex Enter Human Skin, and Picture of Human Facial Cases
According to the epidemiological survey, the newly born babies don’t have mites, so it can be concluded that the mites are not caused by genetic genes, but infected by the contact with people with mites. With the growth of the babies, they have increasing possibility of infection. The infection rate of Demodex is about 60% throughout the country. It shall be noted that the infection rate is not equal to the prevalence rate. People with mites will not necessarily suffer from diseases. The diseases depend on the mite quantity in the skin and the human immunity performance. The people with low immunity performance will suffer from diseases. It is reported that 2.44% rosacea is caused by high mite infection, and 10.04% acne is caused by high mite infection. The high prevalence rate and the great damage to the skin beauty are the most concern of the people.
How to cure and prevent the acnes and rosacea?
1. Firstly, discard the several disease inducements in the old textbooks and publicize the theory of Demodex and use it for treatment and prevention according to the modern advanced medical scientific research achievements and medical practice.
2. If possible, train a group of special physicians to organize the general investigation and treatment, in order to cure and prevent the disease earlier, teach people with mites how to eliminate and prevent mites from being spread to others.
3. Promote the principle of prevention first, publicize medical science and the damage caused by the Demodex to the human skin, and prevent the transmission and mutual infection of Demodex. Especially the healthy people with mites will have the largest threat to the babies. If 60% of the people with mites can kill the mites with the Zhongzhou Ointment for external use, improve the sanitary conditions, the next generation will not be infected with mites, and acnes and rosacea will be conquered consequently.
Attached: 1. Demodex Life Cycle
2. Schematic Diagram of How Demodex Enter Human Skin, and Schematic Diagram of Diseases Occurrence
3. The Typical Cases of Diseases Caused by Demodex
The Demodex treatment and prevention expert of voluntary treatment group of Chinese medical experts and associate chief physician
Zhao Zhongzhou, the subject professor of Hong Kong International College of Chinese Medicine, on Nov.8, 2010 in Kunming