HAIR LOSS ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT Acupuncture can be helpful for hair loss by promoting blood circulation to the scalp and supporting follicle function. Here is a specific acupuncture treatment for hair loss and balding caused by alopecia
Hair growing phase.
The hair cycle is made up of four stages: anagen, catagen, telogen, exogen.
- Anagen (Active growth phase) lasts for about 2 – 6 years, where you can observe your hair growing half an inch every month.
- Catagen (Transition phase) the hair follicle slowly detaches itself from the papilla, which contains the very tiny blood vessels that nourish the cell. The loss of nourishment means that the hair also stops growing. This phase lasts for about 1 – 2 weeks
- Telogen (Resting phase) and Exogen, respectively. In telogen, the hair is supposed to be at “rest” until it finally detaches itself from the follicle and enters the exogen or shedding stage. Once the hair is detached from the follicle, the follicle remains inactive for about three months, after which a new cycle begins again.
Major causes of hair loss
Food – A diet that is poor or lacking in certain nutrients, particularly iron, protein, and vitamin B, which are essential in the production of keratin, can cause a long telogen phase and a very short anagen stage. On the other hand, excess supply of vitamin A in the body, especially those taken through supplements, can prove to be toxic and can cause a range of adverse body effects including loss of appetite, fatigue and consequently, hair loss.
Bodily activity – stress-related hair loss is most common in women than in men, and is more a temporary than a permanent case of hair loss. In such cases where the body is subjected to extreme stress, hair fall happens within 3 weeks to 6 months after the event.
Medical conditions and medications – A common medical condition that also causes hair loss is hypothyroidism. Those taking medication for high blood pressure, such as blood thinners, and for depression may also experience temporary hair loss. Chemotherapy is also one of the primary causes of balding among cancer patients, men and women alike.
Hair practices – Hair styling products from shampoo, conditioner, to hair dye, bleach, gels and perm and straightening products may contain chemicals that can damage the scalp and cause the shaft to break, resulting in hair thinning.
Medications for hair loss Minoxidil (Rogaine).
Finasteride (Propecia). The drug is recommended for male use only
Liquid coricosteroids are injected into the scalp every four to six weeks
Coricosteroids creams and ointments
Cosmetic and surgical treatments Hair transplant/surgery. Laser treatments. Platelet rich plasma therapy. Scalp reduction. Tissue expansion. Hair multiplication. Hair Spa Hair concealers and hair fibers. Hair pieces and wigs.
Natural curesMassage with natural ingredients. A good head massage can increase the blood flow to the follicles to help in the absorption of nutrients needed for your hair to grow. Using these kitchen ingredients and essential oils on your head can help in repairing damaged follicles, treating scalp infections and disorders, and stimulating hair growth.
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