HAIR FALL– HOMEOPATHY IS THE ANSWER
Most of us are unhappy with the way our hair is. It is either too thick, too thin, too light, too dark, too curly, too straight, too long or too short.
We all have initially, approximately 100,000 hairs on our head. Each grows independently of the others, in three stages: 90 percent in the growth stage, lasting as long as four-to-five years; 10 percent in the 'resting' stage, lasting several months-until the hair falls out because of new growth underneath-and the 'new' stage, when increased cellular activity in the hair follicles produces new hairs.
Normally, we lose about 50 hairs each day, shampooing, brushing or leading our normal lifestyles. In this article we don’t
discuss about the normal hair loss due to old age or baldness after a certain age. What we discuss today is abnormal hair loss. Unnatural hair loss is a result of one of these reasons: hormone levels and mineral uptake, metabolic disorders, psychological imbalances, pollution, lifestyle errors, stress, genetic factors, pregnancy, large doses of vitamin A, certain medications (including chemotherapy for cancer), diabetes, anemia or iron deficiency through blood loss, rapid weight loss through unskillful diets, and from malnutrition or starvation. Likewise, pulling hair too tightly in braids or pony tails; constantly wearing very tight wigs or hats, or hair-straightening regimens and permanents, applied too often or improperly,
even other diseases … all or any of these can result in hair breaking easily, as well as diffuse thinning or even lead to hair
Again, hair usually grows back once the underlying problem is corrected. But due to diet, environment, stress and our present lifestyles, correcting the underlying problem has become a difficult issue.
Lack of nutrients vitamins, accumulation of toxins in the body, too much salt, fats etc are the major culprits to fight against,
along with some powerful, side effects free medication to restore your body to its fullest glory.
Remember, any hair problem is just not what it seems. It is much more complicated than that. Your hair problem is merely a reflection or symptom of what your inner body system is going through. After all, bad skin (or hair) means a bad (unhealthy) body.
If you're shedding more than the normal level, you don't have to accept it as a burden you must bear. A little lifestyle change goes a long way to stop hair loss.
The typical western diet full of High-fat, high-animal protein and high-salt damages the kidneys and creates acidic blood,
thereby leading to hair loss.
Here are some well researched tips to protect you and gift yourself, gorgeous, shiny, silky, healthy crown of hair.
1.Avoid over consumption of salt (most vegetables have their own natural sodium) and sugar; skip them entirely, if possible.
2. Same with alcohol and tobacco, also contributing causes of hair loss and dandruff.
3.Avoid excessive shampooing--once daily is usually sufficient, using a mild, unmedicated, nonalkaline shampoo (organic ingredients, whenever possible). All bathing or showering strips from your skin the oil which traps water and keeps your skin moist, so avoid harsh soaps, especially those containing deodorant. Also avoid astringents, unless you have oily skin, in which case you can wash/shampoo more often. Those with 'dry' hair may follow shampoos with acid rinses or with oil-based conditioners (again, using organic ingredients whenever possible).
4.Try headstands--or any position lowering your head below your body--several times daily (15 minutes each time).
5.Massage your scalp by hand, or with an electric vibrator.
6.Avoid excessive mental labor, as well as mental stress, both of which reduce scalp circulation by constricting blood vessels. Meditation and mental visualization and relaxation techniques are helpful.
7.Because minerals are even more important to healthy hair than proteins, include both in your diet. Nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss, as well as premature graying. In some cases, a copper deficiency may cause premature
graying. Try one 2-mg. capsule daily of copper from chelated copper gluconate. Overall, eat a balanced, high-quality diet (organic, whenever possible), and/or supplement with good multi-vitamin, multi-mineral, trace-element and amino acid
8.Just as moderate exercise increases bone density and can improve hearing, it also improves blood circulation in your scalp.
9.Periodic, scientific juice-fasting removes toxic chemicals built up in your body, especially from chemically-grown foods, the air, the water and drugs used, thus producing healthier hair and preventing premature graying (and aging); average adult carries 5-10 lbs., accumulated over a lifetime!
10.An ounce (each) of sage and rosemary, left for 24 hours in a pint of good water, provides
a tonic for treating dandruff.
11.Apple-cider vinegar, applied as a rinse, is another folk remedy for dandruff: heat only slightly, pour on, and let it 'set' for an hour on a towel-draped head, before shampooing.
12.Vitamin E, rubbed on the scalp, is also an effective remedy against dandruff.
13.Rinse immediately after swimming in chlorine- or otherwise-polluted water.
14.Avoid prolonged exposure to harsh, direct sunlight. Ultraviolet rays do the most damage, so avoid the hours they're most intense--10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during Daylight Savings). Even in the shade, ultraviolet intensity can be 50% of that in bright sunlight, while sandy beaches can actually intensify UV exposure by 25% (100% in snow). Same on hazy or cloudy days, when 70-to-80% of UV rays reach the ground. Most skin cancers, for example, are related to the total amount of sunlight absorbed, so do meter yourself.
15.A correlation has been drawn between excess stress and hair loss, even among modern teenagers, so do try to reduce stressors in your life, as much as possible. Using your wisdom in finding ways to manage stress is fundamental to
achieving better hair and skin vitality, not to mention the other physiological, psychological and spiritual payoffs.
16.With 50% of women now coloring their hair, manufacturers have perfected far-less-damaging products, although do avoid the hottest settings of hair-curlers, curling irons and hair-dryers, both to prevent hair damage, as well as avoid skin burning.
17.Don't assume that ingesting more protein will stop or prevent hair loss. Consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables lots of sea food and maintaining a balance in carbs, fats and protein levels is vital for healthy hair. Also focus on appropriate exercise and on good (organic, whenever possible), balanced nutrition, including whole grains, nuts and seeds; fresh, raw fruits and vegetables (especially silicon-rich kelp, onions, nettle, comfrey and alfalfa);raw (unfertile, whenever possible) egg yolks once or twice a week, and if you still use milk, goat's rather than cow's, usually in the soured form--kefir, yogurt, etc.
18.Also, try to be accepting of what Life has dealt you, genetically, understanding that even though all of the above can help with hair problems--especially those caused by nutritional deficiencies--all but 2% of male-pattern baldness, for instance, results from an overproduction of sex hormones which thickens the galea--the top sheet of scalp tissue--thus constricting the ability of blood capillaries to feed hair roots.
19.Finally, do not forget that there are numerous natural therapies available for even the smallest or the strangest health problem you have, like Homeopathy and natural medicine. They have proved their powers in curing several diseases not even comprehended yet by modern medicine.
20.If your parents or grandparents exhibit hair loss, you're not doomed, but you do have an even greater need to watch your diet and use herbal remedies. If you do start losing your hair, however, handling it well can make all the difference between hair loss becoming a source of embarrassment or a fashion statement.
A woman with hair loss should discuss the proper treatment with a naturally oriented Homeopath or naturopathic physician. He can help you get to the bottom of what's causing the loss of hair and then prescribe the appropriate action. If you're a typical adult, you have about 100,000 hairs on your head. And you're not willing to part with a single one of them. Yet once your hair starts to thin, there's little Western medicine can do. Except in cases caused by radiation treatments, scalp infections or severe stress, hair loss in men and women is hereditary and permanent. Only one prescription product, minoxidil, has won approval as a hair loss cure. And it doesn't work for everyone, especially when there is actual baldness rather than thinning. Homeopathic medication used with the approval of your Homeopath, will help slow hair loss or increase hair growth.
Castor oil treatments sometimes alternated with slathering the scalp with aloe vera juice, olive oil, or equal amounts of rosemary tea and olive oil, onion juice, or onion juice mixed with honey applied to the scalp before
bed and covered with a plastic wrap to protect the bedclothes, then rinsed thoroughly each morning can work wonders on your hair.
Your Homeopath may also recommend certain beneficial Essential Oils for Hair Loss along with a few meditation techniques and yogis exercises to improve your symptoms. Bay, Cedar wood, Grapefruit, Jojoba oil,
Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Thyme are some of the beneficial essential oils to promote healthy scalp, hair growth, and reduce hair fall.
Several homeopathic remedies are thought to be effective for hair loss, particularly thinning caused by pregnancy, stress, or emotional trauma.
Homeopathy has some powerful remedies to effectively fight against dandruff, hair fall, thin hair, itchy and dry scalp, frizzy, or oily hair, nits and lice, graying hair etc all catering to the suffering individual as per specific circumstances.
For example, Homeopathy has remedies like Fluoric acid - For brittle hair that falls out in small tufts. Lycopodium - For
premature balding and graying, or hair loss after childbirth. Eczema is often behind the ears. Kali carbonicum: For dry, thinning hair. Kali Sulphuricum - For yellow, flaking dandruff, which may be moist or sticky. Natrum mur - When hair
loss is accompanied by dandruff and white crusts on the scalp. Phosphorus - when hair falls out in handfuls. Phosphorum acidum: for alopecia stemming from depression. Selenium - For hair loss on the body and scalp and when scalp feels
painful when touched. Silicea - When the hair lacks nourishment, this remedy helps to bring strength and bounce back to the hair.
YOUR QUERIES ANSWERED:
I am a young male 26 years old and have been suffering from hair loss (receding hair line) since last 2 years. I have tried every treatment possible including GPs, hot oil massages, different types of hair oils, shampoos etc but with no results. I do not want to consider hair weaving yet. I have no family history of hair loss. Kindly advise me what to do in this regard as I find it very hard to lead a healthy social life with this problem.
Raj Kothuru : Dear Mr.R.P, firstly the underlying cause for this problem has to be identified and treated. The reasons
could be varied and specific Homeopathic treatment is urgently needed to suit your unique constitution.
I prescribe specific combinations in varying doses, Fluoric Acid, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sulphur etc specially selected to suit each individual condition.
Other things to consider:
Also you have not mentioned whether you are a smoker and also about your diet etc but please quit smoking if
you are a smoker.
Try to reduce your stress levels as much as possible. I know this does not sound easy with our lifestyles today
but it is possible by following some simple meditation and relaxation techniques.
Keep your body well hydrated by consuming at least 8 glasses of water a day. Make sure you eat at least 3 serves
of fresh fruit and vegetables every day without fail.
A good tip for you. Once a week take a small bowl of pure olive oil (even any vegetable oil will do) and warm it gently, but never in a microwave. Then soak your hair in it and gently massage the scalp with your finger tips never with your nails. Apply gentle pressure on and off for at least 10 minutes at different areas. Then wrap your soaked hair with glad wrap for 30 mts. Then shower with warm water. Use herbal shampoos or conditioners. Avoid them completely, if possible.
Take silica supplements (Tissue salts) to improve the wellbeing of your hair. Thank you.
In every 'body' there is a built in doctor, developed over 40 million years of evolution.
Homeopathy simply kicks this existing doctor into action.
Drugs, and pharmaceuticals weaken the built in doctor - the choice is yours.