Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Alopecia

What Is Alopecia?


Alopecia - Basics

Alopecia is a condition that causes hair loss. Although the causes are unknown, it is thought to be an auto-immune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Alopecia.

What Patterns Are Related To Alopecia?


Alopecia - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of alopecia generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of alopecia:

Kidney Jing DeficiencyLiver Blood Deficiency

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Clinical Usages

  • Exterior wind skin conditions with underlying blood deficiency - eczema (particularly dry and flaky), hives¬† (urticaria), neurodermatitis, psoriasis, dry skin, itchy skin that is generally worse at night.
  • Anemia generally, particularly when associated with related skin issues.
  • Alopecia.


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