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Treatments For Baldness – Unconventional Cures for Hair Loss

May 22, 2011
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There are many treatments for baldness. Most of them involve the use of medications in pill or topical forms, which, when taken regularly, are expected to stop massive hair fall and prevent balding. 

Just like other conditions, balding may be caused by different factors.  For one, there’s the medical condition called alopecia; there’s also male-pattern baldness and hair shaft disorders.  The last may be something that can be inherited.

Generally, hair loss can be prevented by reducing stress and eating right.  A healthy diet directly contributes to re-growing the hair while stress reduction has been proven to promote hair growth.  Both enhance hair’s texture too.

Aside from these, there are other treatments for baldness. They may be unconventional, but many of those who tried could attest to their effectiveness.   If you wish to learn about them, read on.

L-Lysine
L-Lysine is a type of amino acid which stimulates the growth of hair.  Studies have shown that an increase of this in one’s diet can be beneficial especially if the person has been experiencing massive hair loss. 

L-Lysine is prevalent in a lot of vegetables as well as in lentils and beans.  Other sources of this amino acid are cod, parmesan cheese, meat, and fenugreek seeds. 

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is growing in popularity although this is not really a new type of medical practice.  It’s actually pretty ancient.  Anyway, it can be helpful in hair loss by stimulating the flow of blood in the scalp.  This stimulation can promote the functioning of the hair follicles so hair can grow normally.

There is a specific type of acupuncture for a specific cause of balding.  Generally though, the process can enhance the immune system, promote digestion, and lessen stress.  As already mentioned, these are common causes of balding.

Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years in curing all sorts of diseases and conditions.  For hair loss, plants such as gingko, relora, and milk thistle are popular remedies.  They are great for alopecia patients as well as those who have inherited some disorders in their hair shaft.  If the balding is stress-related, relora is the particular herb used.

If you are one of those people who love to go natural, herbal remedies may be the best for you. They are also now available in capsule forms.

Homeopathy
Homeopathy involves the encouragement of symptoms of the disease to happen.  This is meant to improve the immune system and help treat the illness. As treatments for baldness, the homeopathic remedies may vary too, depending on the cause of the condition.  Commonly though, they include the use of Ignatia (from St. Ignatia bean), Sepia (from the ink of cuttlefish), and Pulsatilla (from windflowers).

These are some unconventional treatments for baldness.While they have been proven effective by some people, it would be best to consult with your doctor first on whether any of these alternative treatments are worth trying.  Also, make sure that you only deal with a reputable practitioner so you can get the expected results.

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