How to treat Alopecia Areata With Homeopathy

Is a coin-sized portion of your scalp peeping out? Well, it might be alopecia areata or commonly known as patchy hair loss. It occurs in people of all ages and affects 1-2% of the human population. (Source: Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy (IJRH)) It is the loss of hair in circular or oval patches from the scalp, eyebrows, beard, etc. The bald patches are typically the size of a five-rupee coin or one-rupee coin. There might be one or multiple bald patches.

Alopecia totalis presents as total loss of hair on the scalp, resulting in complete baldness. It starts with small patches of hair loss on the scalp that spread over time until the entire head is bald. This type of hair loss starts unexpectedly and happens quickly. Alopecia universalis is the rarest and most severe type of alopecia areata. It presents itself as the total loss of hair over the entire scalp as well as the entire body.

Alopecia Causes

Alopecia areata is caused because of autoimmune disorder. In this disorder, the immune system targets the hair follicles, damages them and makes the hair fall out in clumps. This causes a bald patch in the affected area which has a smooth surface. Though this disorder has no serious impact on life, it triggers mental and emotional stress. It is an overwhelming moment for a person suffering from alopecia areata.

Who are prone to have alopecia areata?

Alopecia can happen to any person. But there are increased chances of suffering from alopecia areata in individuals who have a very strong family history of alopecia areata or any other autoimmune diseases. A person with a tendency to develop alopecia areata could also suffer from it after he / she has gone through a major episode of stress, grief, depression, anxiety or loss of a loved one.

Conventional treatment options

Homeopathic remedies for alopecia areata

The common conventional treatment for alopecia areata is local steroidal injections with or without oral steroids. It has side-effects when used on a long-term basis. Chances of recurrence are almost 50% with conventional methods of treatment for alopecia.

Treat alopecia areata with homeopathy

Homeopathic remedies for alopecia areata optimize our immune system. Therefore, homeopathy provides an effective and lasting solution to this problem. Furthermore, once it is treated with homeopathy, the chances of recurrence rate are also highly reduced.

Vinca Minor is a homeopathic medicine which works well in cases of hair fall in spots that are replaced by white hair. Baryta Carb helps to recover from bald patches that occur on the top of the scalp. Lycopodium works for bald patches on the temples. Silicea is good for alopecia areata occurring on the back of the scalp. Fluoric Acid helps in the hair regrowth. Phosphorus works for the loss of hair in patches.

To test the efficacy of homeopathic medicine for alopecia areata, a group of 60 people who had chronic conditions including alopecia universalis were monitored. And it was observed that 88.33% of them experienced over 50% improvement in their condition. (Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine)

Do not ever self-medicate. Always consult a homeopathic specialist. He/she will evaluate your case history before prescribing a homeopathic medicine.

Homeopathic doctors comprehend alopecia areata very well. The very first step in the treatment is a thorough diagnosis of your condition. And then a personalized treatment plan is charted out for you. Homeopathy doctors comprehend the emotional difficulty faced by alopecia areata patients as well. Along with the treatment, the doctors counsel and guide you on how to deal with the problem.

Book an online appointment with your hair doctors for alopecia treatment in homeopathy which is totally free of any side-effects.

Self-help tips:

  • Hair requires a good amount of protein to remain healthy and grow well. Hence, include proteins like soya, fish, eggs, chicken, beans and legumes in your daily diet.
  • Have good amounts of fruits and green leafy vegetables in your daily diet for shiny hair.
  • Add nuts in your diet to provide vital fatty acids which make your hair strong from its roots.
  • It would be great if you can give up smoking as it could lead to hair loss.
  • Chuck out refined and processed food from your diet which slows down the process of healing.