If you’re struggling with Alopecia or hair loss, you may be looking for an alternative treatment or a complementary treatment to add to your hair loss prevention strategy. Acupuncture has been known to help with a number of unwanted and frustrating issues. And, for thousands of years, has been a non-invasive option for people who are struggling with hair loss.
Alopecia is the scientific, medical term for hair loss. It can happen to both men and women, but most people who struggle with Alopecia are over the age of 40. It’s a condition that is known to be genetic, meaning that it can be passed down from generation to generation and people who have parents who have hard loss are more likely to experience it themselves. Essentially, Alopecia happens because the immune system stops supporting cells that are responsible for hair growth. This results in a person experiencing hair loss and no regrowth. It can begin with thinning the hair and noticing patches of hair missing and may only affect some areas of the scalp.
There are many treatments and strategies that people who are living with permanent hair loss may try. These treatments can include prescription shampoos, over-the-counter ointments, prescription medications, and supplements. Unfortunately, many people may not respond well to these treatments as they can bring about adverse reactions or side effects. Other people may turn to more invasive treatments like surgical hair transplants. However, these cosmetic procedures can be costly, require lengthy recovery periods, and can even be very painful.
Many people may look to acupuncture for alopecia treatment as it does not have a high risk of side effects, is not as expensive as alternative treatments, and is non-invasive. Furthermore, many people may consider acupuncture as an additional treatment to use in combination with other treatments. In either case, acupuncture has shown success in helping people to regrow and keep their lost hair on a long-term basis.
It’s believed that acupuncture for Alopecia works by stimulating blood circulation, which can help to restore the function of the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. In turn, it can also help to keep hair follicles strong enough to hold the hair that regrows, resulting in keeping hair longer. With acupuncture sessions, people who are experiencing hair loss have a more affordable, less invasive, and less risky way to approach their hair regrowth desires.
If you’re looking for a way to attack Alopecia at the root and sustain hair growth without the use of risky medications or invasive surgeries, acupuncture may be right for you. Dr. Tony Wilcox at Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach, South Florida offers acupuncture sessions to help treat a number of conditions, including Alopecia and hair loss. Find out more about whether or not you’re a good candidate for acupuncture sessions at our clinic by contacting us today.