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A Holistic Triumph: Acupuncture for Hair Loss & Alopecia Reversal

About: Alopecia Areata Treatment

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease whereby hair is lost from the body, usually from the scalp.

The main focus of acupuncture and herbal medicine is to restore or improve the immune system, thus, the body will not attack its own cells and cause hair loss. Other areas of focus include promoting blood circulation, reducing stress, addressing hormonal imbalances and improving gut health.

Every individual’s case varies, therefore, a consultation is usually the first step

Alopecia Areata Treatment Advice And Tips To Regrow Hair And Reverse Alopecia

Massage Scalp

Using all fingertips, position on scalp and dig deeply. Feel the tenderness whilst pressing these points. If you aren’t pressing firmly, this exercise won’t be of much benefit.Make sure to cover all areas of the scalp. If you can perform this exercise for ten minutes a day, it can initiate hair regrowth by stimulating blood circulation to the area.

Regular Exercise

The body is designed to move, so it’s important that we incorporate all sorts of exercise into our day-to-day, from light brisk walking to running or jogging.

Exercise doesn’t have to be the same every day, there are several activities that include cardio or aerobic workouts such as cycling, rowing, or swimming, or any strength and balance training, such as yoga or pilates. Mix it up and have fun with it.

Encourage a friend or family member to join you, it will make it a more fun experience. Exercise distresses the body and promotes good circulation in the scalp region, as well as many other benefits.

Eat Well

Try to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet whilst trying to regrow hair. Eat plenty of non-animal protein such as beans, seeds, nuts and whole grains. Consume foods high in calcium, such as green leafy vegetables like spinach, tofu, soy products and soy milk. Foods rich in vitamin B are essential such as nuts, carrots, romaine lettuce and tomatoes. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables in general. Frequently include fish in the diet as the omega 3 can fight inflammation and restore a healthy immune system. Healthy oils should also be included in the diet such as olive oil, canola oil, walnuts and flaxseed.

Avoid foods such as animal fats, excessive dairy products, sweets and foods high in sugar, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, oily and greasy foods such as chips.

Check Vitamin D Levels

A simple blood test is all it takes and if you are deficient in this vitamin than it is highly recommended to take daily supplements.

Other supplements to include are zinc, iron, vitamin B, silica.

Reduce Stress

Learn to reduce stress with meditation, seeking professional help, or talking to family and friends.

To learn more about a natural, holistic approach to Alopecia Areata treatment, please contact us today.

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Sustain Health
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