Acupuncture stimulates blood circulation to the scalp, which increases nourishment of the hair follicles. Part of our program will include recommendations regarding dietary changes, supplements or Chinese herbs that promote hair growth.
The kidney plays an important role in keeping the hair glossy, strong and in place. It states that: “kidney, determining the condition of bone and marrow, has its manifestations in the hair of the head”. Some even quote the function of the kidney as being reflected in the glossiness of one’s hair. So, when hair loss occurs, a depletion of kidney jing a/k/a shen jing bu zu, is often the culprit.
When the hair begins to thin, an acupuncturist trained in Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) will look into the sluggish/depleted kidney energy/jing and target the appropriate points. Other organs that play a role in hair loss are the lungs and adrenal glands. The following is how the three affect the hair.
- Detoxified blood is provided by the kidneys, sent to nourish the scalp and hair health.
- Oxygen and moisture come from the lungs.
- Overworked, stressed adrenals can manifest hair loss.
- We insert needles at specific points to the body and scalp to increase Qi . It helps stimulation to the scalp to enhance circulation. This in turn helps the hair follicles get stronger and stimulates new hair growth. It is also believed that acupuncture can enhance the health of the surrounding tissue, making the area experiencing hair loss healthier. This practice may help treat underlying causes that are causing hair loss.
- We use a variety of herbal formulas specifically designed to increase hair growth.
- Nutrition and vitamins are essential to any good program to restore hair loss, and no program for treatment of hair loss is complete unless you are getting all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients your hair needs to be healthy