Worried about hair loss? In the early days of my herbal practise I saw cases of alopecia only infrequently. However, over the last 10 years, the number of referrals has been steadily increasing to the point where treating hair loss is a significant proportion of my case-load. There are a number of different types of alopecia, the main two being alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia areata usually starts with small patches appearing on the scalp where some hair has fallen out. The second type is driven by hormonal imbalances and is characterised by more diffuse hair loss, often worse at the hairline. Whilst the causes of alopecia vary, a common feature underpinning the majority of cases is STRESS. This is particularly so in the case of Alopecia areata, but both of these imbalances can be caused or exacerbated by the level of stress we are experiencing. It is vital that the effect of stress on our health and wellbeing is recognised and that we take effective steps to contain such negative outcomes. Herbal medicine can play an important part in helping with hair re-growth. An important group of herbs known as adaptogens, support many of the endocrinal and hormonal functions of the body. These and other herbs also have restorative powers which aid the nervous system, nourishing an overwrought and depleted system to gradually regain its normal function.
To discuss any problems related to hair loss/alopecia, you can contact me on 0872455519 or email [email protected]
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