Hair loss for women is a multi-dimensional problem. Not only is there the obvious stigma for a woman to have others see her prominent hair loss, but there is also a deep psychological trauma for women who lose their hair. Much of a woman’s self-perception can be wrapped up in how her hair looks. This can be especially true if the hair loss is sudden or drastic.
Fortunately there are quite a number of homeopathic remedies and treatments for this situation. In this article we will explore many of them and provide additional information to guide women seeking this help. A doctor should be consulted before beginning a homeopathic path to remediating this emotional and physical issue. They may also be able to narrow down the numerous choices in using homeopathic medicine to treat this condition.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are few controversies when seeking an answer to why a woman loses her hair. Common reasons include:
• Dietary issues
• Lifestyle Concerns
Genetics plays a major role in hair loss as women age. These genetic issues can partially be helped by taking certain steps as women age. These steps outlined below can help women with ‘bad” genes overcome them to have healthy hair.
Most people are not aware that hair goes through two phases. The first is a growth phase, known as Anagen and the second is a resting phase known as Telogen. As women age, hormone changes make the resting phase longer and the growth phase far shorter. Things like stress, medications that change the immune system and emotional disturbances all contribute to hair loss.
Another cause of hair loss are nutritional concerns. Because the hair shaft is made up of proteins, a lack of them can cause the hair to thin. Biotin, Folic Acid and other vitamins and minerals can help supplement a diet that lacks protein to encourage hair growth.
How Does Homeopathy Help?
For conventional treatments of hair loss, a variety of supplements and other treatments, like hair replacement are used.
Homeopathic remedies can be pursued to ameliorate this condition without the use of drugs. In general the practice of homeopathy treats each individual as unique. Those professionals who practice homeopathy look into an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and social experiences before discussing a specific way to move forward. As a general rule homeopathy also looks to treat the cause of hair loss and not just the symptoms. Also, homeopathy works to heal from within and seeks to provide holistic treatments and not just get rid of the individual symptoms. Usually when a homeopathic approach is used, the illness does not come back and wellness becomes a way of life for the patient. These treatments are long lasting in their provision of relief for the patient.
There are a Number of Treatments that Can Help Reverse Hair Loss and Promote Hair Regrowth.
Some of these treatments are more homeopathic than others but all refrain from using strong drugs and rely more on the practice of homeopathy than others. They include but are not limited to:
It is available in two forms, liquid and tablets. It is also a good remedy for dandruff. Kali Sulphuricum contains Sulphur making it very helpful for treating hair loss and promoting hair growth. It can only be used for no more than two weeks and should not be used more than twice a day.
This is recommended for issues with hair loss directly from the root, this remedy treats the damaged root itself. Using Kali Carbonium regularly helps stop hair loss with the additional benefit of giving the user healthy and thicker hair.
Silica is one of the most popular used medicines in homeopathic medicine. Derived from human tissue and sandstones, it is extremely helpful for giving hair more strength. By doing this Silica helps to get rid of dryness by giving hair total nourishment. For this reason Silica is known as a growth enhancer.
It is used for premature balding doctors of homeopathy have been prescribing this liberally. Women who are prenatal or postnatal and have suffered from serious hair loss have successfully been using Lycopodium. People with low self-esteem because of hair loss and who want to change that situation have benefitted tremendously from using this medicine. To prepare this medication it is necessary to distill the spores of certain evergreen plants such as club moss or staghorn moss.
Natrum Muriaticum is an interesting homeopathic medicine. It is made from table salt or to use its chemical name sodium chloride. Natrum Muriaticum is very effective when used to treat hair loss occurring from dandruff, crusty patches on the scalp, skin disorders or for menstrual issues. Hair loss often stems from a hormonal ailments such as imbalances and Natrum Muriaticum helps ameliorate this condition.
It is used in homeopathic medicine as a hair regrowth agent. It treats disease like Alopecia which is caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes hair to come out. This often happens in clumps the size and shape of a US quarter. Hair loss from this disorder can vary significantly from person to person. Fluoric Acid is also used to treat brittle hair and idiopathic hair fall which is a sudden and unexplained loss of hair. Using it can help increase hair volume and stimulate hair growth.
Coconut Oil for dry scalp can be used to help hair growth. Many experts agree that using it on your scalp will help you achieve healthy hair and increase thickness, length and give you more luxurious hair. Research studies have shown that coconut oil can repair the skin barrier which is the top layer of the skin on your head. Evidence has also shown that coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can stimulate the production of collagen which can stimulate keratin. Keratin contains protein which is crucial to healthy hair.
Hair loss can be an emotionally difficult experience for women. These homeopathic remedies for healthy hair and hair regrowth will help to provide relief for women. Many women’s self-image are tied up with their hair and by taking action, they can help make a difference both in their looks and in their emotional well-being.