The complementary and alternative medicine for alopecia, along with conventional treatments, can help in managing the excessive hair loss. Some of the alternative therapies available are not compatible with research and clinical trials, and may not be effective in promoting regeneration of hair. In fact, some of the alternative medicines can make the condition worse. It should also be noted that despite claims to be natural forms of therapy, this type of medicine are not guaranteed to be sure, it's best to consult a licensed physician before starting any form of alternative medicine for alopecia.
Alternative forms of drugs that are said to help relieve symptoms and effects of alopecia are as follows:
According to researchers at the Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Scotland, aromatherapy is an effective form of alternative treatment for patients with alopecia areata.
People who undergo aromatherapy have shown significant results after several months to undergo treatment. It concluded, based on the study by the research group, that aromatherapy is an effective and safe alternative for treating this disease hair loss.
- change in diet and nutrition
The intake of food aid to inflammation, such as saturated fats and dairy products should be reduced. More vegetables, whole grains, essential fatty acids, proteins and should be introduced into the diet. Trace minerals, such as those present in the blue-green algae helps the regeneration of hair. The same is true of biotin.
For people who suffer from androgenetic alopecia, the intake of vitamin B6, zinc and gamma-linolic acid may help to inhibit 5-alpha reductase. The hair loss caused my hormonal imbalance can be reduced by intake of essential fatty acids, vitamin E and magnesium as these increase the production of hormones.
Herbal extracts in the form of dry, such as capsules, powders and teas, extracts of alcohol, glycerol or extracts can be used to alleviate the effects of alopecia.
Using different blends of teas such as ginkgo, black Cohosh, Yarrow, Saw Palmetto, beta-sitosterol, chaste tree, Echinacea, Astragalus, and ginseng may help regrowing hair that was lost due to alopecia androgenetic, hormonal imbalance or autoimmune diseases.
- Physical Medicine
The techniques used for stress reduction can be done to increase blood flow to the scalp, thus aiding in the process of regeneration of hair.
Some forms of therapeutic massage can increase circulation and reduce stress. Massage your scalp with the use of oils such as rosemary, sage, Cedarwood, thyme and can greatly help to increase circulation. These essential oils should be massaging the scalp daily. The use of massage oils and has been proven to work and have shown no adverse effects, however, some people may have allergic reactions to waste oils.
Preliminary studies have been conducted to explore the use of hypnosis as an alternative form of medication to assist in hair growth for people with alopecia. Patients who participated in the study have shown a significant increase in the regeneration of hair. These studies, however, has some limitations and may not be as conclusive when compared to large studies conducted in other forms of medication.