Acupuncture St Helens can help prevent balding by improving follicle growth and circulation to the scalp. There are specific acupuncture techniques for balding and hair loss as a result of alopecia and acupuncture does aim to treat the root causes of alopecia. Modern medicine suspects that alopecia is due to a dysfunctional immune system; the system erroneously considers hair follicles pathogens and attacks them. Acupuncturists look at alopecia in a different perspective and each individual have unique causes of this disorder. Acupuncture treatment for balding or falling hair is usually complemented with Chinese herbology. Dr. Emil Hey, a researcher at the Medical University, Bulgaria, found out in a test of over 500 individuals that ear acupuncture is one way of finding out the underlying causes of the numerous kinds of alopecia. Dr. Hey also concluded that auricular acupuncture can be used as an adjunct with other modalities for treating alopecia. Treatment should also specify exact tender acupoints instead of depending on a standard chart of acupoints.
The basic goal in treating balding, be it due to male pattern hair loss, premature balding or alopecia via acupuncture is to reestablish unhindered chi flow and improve blood circulation to the hair follicles and scalp. Reed-thin needles are inserted into the scalp which will help improve circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. Acupoints in other specific areas of the body are also treated to treat the factors, which can be causing weak energy and blood flow.
Some acupuncture points for premature hair loss, balding or alopecia are:
Acupoint Tou Wei – This acupoint can send the chi to the hairline which can treat premature baldness, receding hairline, falling hair or alopecia.
Acupoint Xuan Lu – These points allows chi flow to the scalp to treat premature baldness, hair loss or alopecia.
Acupoint Bai Hui – The scalp is nourished by chi to treat premature baldness, falling hair or alopecia.
Acupoint Spleen 6 when treated for improve blood production and circulation good for the prevention of hair loss.
All of these points have connections to the major organs such as the spleen, kidneys, liver, lungs, gallbladder, intestines and heart. Once proper blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles is achieved, the herbs used containing essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals to engender the growth of hair follicles stimulates hair growth in the head. Moreover, the other deficiencies in the affected organs are addressed causing the body systems to function normally once more. Thus, improved blood flow not only in the scalp and hair follicles but also in the organs and tissues of the body that were once undernourished will help heal other disorders in the body.