Treating Hair Loss
I have successfully treated hair loss in women. Of course this is different from the pattern baldness found in men which I have not treated. With women I find that the root cause must be found correctly and treated and this is usually easy to do. I find that in most cases one of two things is the cause (or a combination of the two). First, if the woman has been under a significant amount of stress for a good amount of time it can effect the kidney energy. In Chinese medicine the kidneys are responsible for the health of the hair and the kidney energy can be weakened by stress or fear. The second cause I see is menopause. One of the more common symptoms of menopause is hair loss, and it can be more pronounced in some women. Often with this type of hair loss the scalp will tingle or sting or feel warm or hot. In both cases the treatment can be very effect using acupuncture and often Chinese herbs.
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Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond