Spot balding may not sound like a very serious condition on the surface, but any auto-immune disease causes concern in those that are affected by them.
This specific type of baldness, clinically knows as alopecia areata, takes place when the body starts destroying its own hair follicles.
It normally begins on the scalp but can spread to other parts of the body, and while these large bald spots or thinned out areas may not always be permanent, they are noticeable enough for people to seek immediate treatment.
Triggers of the condition include stress, emotional trauma, genetics, some environmental factors. These causes are so widespread that it makes it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem.
Many people seek conventional treatments that could be costly, and possibly involve further health complications. Immune suppressing medications and powerful steroids are the most commonly used treatments.
Thereís good news though. Natural remedies do exist, and they are certainly worth trying, if youíre ever faced with such a challenging social issue as spot balding.
Before even looking into the specific natural remedies, consider altering your diet significantly to include as many foods known to reduce inflammation as possible.
Also, look to remove foods that might cause inflammation: this would include any packaged and processed foods.
Now take a look at these six remedies for spot balding:
Zinc can boost your immune system naturally. Curiously, some researchers believe that lower zinc levels contribute to alopecia areata.
You can find zinc at your local natural foods store, but could also get more zinc in your system by eating more spinach and pumpkin seeds.
Ginseng is next on our list. It does wonders for our body with benefits that include increased concentration, memory, and physical endurance. Itís also great for the immune system.
Specifically, red ginseng has shown promise in its ability to fight spot balding. It works to reduce inflammation and helps boost our immune system.
Probiotics that are present in foods like yogurt, kimchi, kefir, and fermented vegetables, reduce inflammation and help repair the healthy flora in our gut.
Too often our immune system suffers when the good bacteria in our intestinal tract isnít balanced. Thatís why probiotics should be considered when treating alopecia areata.
Quercetin is a little known supplement that fights inflammation and damage from free radicals. Itís often used to combat autoimmune issues.
It can probably be found at the nearest natural foods store, but some foods that are naturally high in quercetin are apples, peppers, dark berries (blueberries and blackberries), and red wine.
Essential oils can also fight alopecia areata. Lavender essential oil can help reduce inflammation in the body while rosemary essential oil, when applied to the affected area can thicken hair follicles.
When using rosemary oil, apply a few drops directly to the scalp or other area a few times a day.
Acupuncture is growing in popularity in the west now, and has the ability to help eliminate the cells that attack the hair follicles and cause hair loss.
Performed regularly, this treatment can also help regenerate hair follicles.
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