Alopecia… hair loss and bald patches

Alopecia (hair loss) is another condition which not only affects our appearance but a persons self esteem. There are many types of alopecia, the main one which I have treated multiple times successfully is Alopecia Areata where hair loss occurs in patches on the scalp. For people subject to this condition, this generally occurs during periods when the are going through of high stress. There is a higher occurrence in women than men and it is classified as an auto-immune condition.

Using acupuncture and also chinese herbal medicine, I have witnessed complete hair regrowth with hair follicles in these bald patches regrowing in as little 1 month to 3 months – across a variation of age groups 30-75yrs of age

Depending on the extent of the hair loss, how long it has been and how one responds to treatment… this will provide a much more accurate view of the actual treatment period.

Psoriasis… dry itchy, scaly skin

Tis the season, come the spring season patients have walked through the clinic door for not only hay fever but actually psoriasis. Psoriasis is a dermatological condition that some people live with throughout their lives. Of the cases I have treated, it has caused them so much anguish… some put up with it for 5 yrs, others over 20 yrs.

The thought of exposing skin with summer dresses or wearing their hair up was just out of the question for the young women. The dry itchy, scaly skin over their arms, legs and in the hairline was just the start of it. For some it also worked its way to their face where it just couldn’t be hidden.

Using prescribed steroid creams initially provided some relief, however over time their skin soon returned to an uncomfortable state and the creams no longer provided any result.

Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease, and acupuncture is very effective in treating auto immune conditions. So it is worth keeping in mind that acupuncture is able to significantly assist in management of these dermatological conditions.

*Lifestyle and dietary changes can also assist in reducing flare-ups.