Despite what you might think, hair loss is not a trivial matter. It can destroy one’s self-esteem and make them feel like they are unattractive and unable to socialize. Thus, it is important that we find ways in which we can treat this condition before it gets out of hand. In the United States alone there are over 40 million people who suffer from some form of hair loss or alopecia. Many turn to “natural remedies” such as homeopathy in order to combat their problems with thinning hair or balding spots on their heads because they have been led to believe these methods do not come with any side effects compared to chemical medications prescribed by doctors. The purpose of this article is thus to give an overview of whether or not homeopathy can help in treating or even preventing hair loss.
What is Alopecia or Hair Loss?
To start with the basics, Alopecia is an autoimmune disorder that results in hair loss (specifically, hair loss on one’s scalp). There are two major types of alopecia: alopecia areata and alopecia totalis.
1. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that results in hair loss on one’s head, specifically on the scalp or face. This hair loss occurs due to the body’s own immune cells attacking its hair follicles for reasons currently unknown.
2. Alopecia totalis is similar but instead of just being attacked on parts of one’s scalp the whole scalp is attacked, in turn making it impossible for one to regrow their hair. There are also two different types of alopecia totalis depending on whether or not the body’s immune system is attacking all of its hair follicles (pan-alopecia areata totalis) or only some of them (focal alopecia areata totalis). Similarly to alopecia areata, there is no known cure for alopecia totalis. As for whether or not homeopathy can be of use in treating any form of alopecia, we will get back to that later on.
How Homeopathy Treat Alopecia
The main focus or goal, when treating hair loss with homeopathy is the overall well-being of the patient and maintaining their health and vigor (whether they have no symptoms or multiple symptoms like insomnia and anxiety). This area is where homeopathic medicine shines. Unlike modern allopathic medicine which tries to identify a specific cause for a particular disease, such as BPH (enlarged prostate) or diabetes; homeopathic medicine takes the approach that every single patient is different and their symptoms are all unique to them.
Homeopathic doctors try to treat the whole person, taking into account the individual’s entire medical history before developing a homeopathic treatment plan for each patient. This also means there is no standardized procedure or specific protocol when treating each patient as it varies from one person to another depending on what they need. Treating hair loss with this medicine makes perfect sense because hair loss doesn’t only affect how an individual feels about themselves but can also have psychological effects such as depression and anxiety which could be treated with homeopathy.
1. The first step in treating hair loss should always be focusing on improving nutrition by increasing vitamin intake through foods rich in protein, iron, magnesium, etc.
2. The next step is to make sure the individual’s overall health is maintained because hair loss does not happen in a vacuum. Hair loss can be triggered by stress, nervousness, anxiety, obesity, smoking, eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia), lack of sleep, etc. So it makes sense that if one tries to improve their living conditions certain symptoms related to hair loss may subside which will lead them to believe that homeopathy was responsible for curing their condition when in fact they could have improved simply by making healthier choices.
Homeopaths believe that if the person is healthy, they should be able to heal themselves. This theory can also apply to Alopecia or Hair Loss. A lot of people are looking for natural remedies because many modern treatments have adverse side effects and don’t always work. If you want help with your alopecia today, give us a call!
More About the Authors
Essential Zen focuses on Homeopathy, which is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals to stimulate the healing process. It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany and is becoming more popular in the United States. Our mission is to increase that popularity and help it continue to grow.
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