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

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.

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:

Alopecia - Questions

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Alopecia - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point 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.)

Alopecia - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for alopecia. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.

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