Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Alopecia - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

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).

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.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for alopecia:

Connections coming soon, for now please use our stores formulas by conditions page.


The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for alopecia. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

There are no associated points at this time.



There are (1) Chinese herbs currently associated with alopecia. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for alopecia. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

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