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Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses


Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness) - Basics

Hair loss can be attributed to several things, including anemia, cancer treatments, diet change, stress, hormonal fluctuation, certain hair products and medications, and others. Commonly, however, baldness can be linked to a form of alopecia. There are three types of alopecia: androgenetic, cicatricial or areata.
Androgenetic alopecia is commonly inherited and occurs in both men and women. In men, androgenetic alopecia causes the hair to thin at the crown of the head and eventually recede in an "M" pattern. Hair thinning is more diffuse in women, but generally does not progress to overall baldness. Cicatricial alopecia, also called scarring alopecia, attacks the hair follicles, causing the scalp to scar and prevent regrowth. Alopecia areata causes the hair on the scalp and other areas of the body to fall out in patches and can be linked to an autoimmune disease.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for hair loss.



Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness) - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating hair loss (pattern baldness). For a complete list from our store with more details see our hair loss (pattern baldness) formula section.


Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness) - Questions

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Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness) - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (1) acupuncture point may be useful for hair loss (pattern baldness). 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.)




The following (2) Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hair Loss (Pattern Baldness)

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