Ayurveda methods and Homeopathy for Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that results in the hair loss in the shape of round or oval areas without visible inflammation of the underlying skin. It occurs in the hair-baring areas, but most commonly happens in the scalp.
It usually begins as one or more small, round or oval, smooth patches and affects both males and females. It can begin at any age, but it presents itself usually in childhood or young adulthood. In about 1 – 2% of cases, it can spread to affect the entire scalp – this type of alopecia areata is called alopecia totalis or the entire body – alopecia universalis. Its course is cyclical and highly unpredictable, and can vary between individuals.
There are different treatments available, such as: steroids, cortisone injections, oinments and also hair transplantation in the form of strip incisions- small strips of skin with hair are transplanted to the affected area, follicular unit extraction – where grafts of hair follicles are placed into the receptor sites, then mini-micrografting – donor tissue is cut into small pieces, those that contain 1-2 hairs are referred to as micrografts and those that have 3-6 hairs are called minigrafts and at the end there is option of laser grafting – graft receptor sites are made with a laser.
People that are little bit more in touch with the nature prefer Ayurveda methods. It is an ancient Indian medicinal system that uses plants and herbs with curative properties. It focuses on the three doshas which are vata, pitta, and kapha and the disease is viewed as a state of imbalance in each person’s doshas. Ayurvedic treatment for Alopecia centers is about balancing the manifestations of 5 elements that govern all functions of the body and promote healthy hair follicles, resulting in re-growth. Clinical research suggests tremendous success of this system, which includes both oral therapies as well as local applications for Alopecia.
Homeopathy has produced extraordinary results with hair loss and baldness related diseases like Alopecia Areata. It uses minute amounts of natural substances that mimic the body’s symptoms, stimulating the immune system to regain its balance. When it comes to Alopecia Areata, homeopathic remedies include sarcodes that are used to promote endocrine balance in the body. Sarcodes are bioenergetics impressions of healthy organs, glands and secretions, when administered, and it is believed to be of benefit to normal structure and function of the corresponding body systems.
Natural nutritional supplements are available in a form that is both free of chemicals and easily absorbable by the body. Dietary supplements like:
- Vitamin E 1 IU – For regrowth of Hair
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids – For providing Nutrition to Skin and Hair
- Gelatin and Glycerin – Growth and Maintenance of hair and skin cells.
- VitaminB3 – Causing vasodilation, thus improving blood circulation etc.
These natural add-ons have been found to play a very significant role in reducing hair fall and promoting its growth. There are also mild Marbo shampoos and lotions that are 100% made from different medicinal herbs so it can activate growth of new hair on thinning and bald regions. Sage and rosemary extracts regulate sebum secretion, prevent scalp greasing and soothe scalp itching and irritation.