20. August 2012 · Comments Off on Treating Hair Loss with Bellevue Acupuncture · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Baldness is experienced not only by men but women as well.  It is a natural phase of life and a lot of people start to experience thinning hair and/or lessening hair line at the age of 40.  Still there are other reasons why hair loss occurs and these factors are not necessarily due to aging or can it start when you reach your 40s.  In fact a lot of people are now starting to lose their hair at their 20s and 30s. This can be due to overall poor health, poor blood flow, prescription meds, environmental exposure, poor diet, disease and genetic predisposition.  So many treatments are available for growing baldness but the one that is truly effective but quite unknown is acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal practice working on the process of utilizing needles for energizing particular body points.  Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and it is a very successful treatment for dozens of common and uncommon health conditions.  The problem is that Western society’s chauvinism has looked down on this treatment and other very valuable forms of natural therapies and thinks that modern technology is superior to all.  Nevertheless it has been proven consistently that acupuncture improves blood flow and stimulates nerves that provide great benefits including the removal of pain and body growth.

Acupuncture is also proven to prevent loss of hair mostly because of its effect in improving the function of the circulatory system.  True there may be other causes for hair loss but more often than not poor blood flow in the scalp is the basic reason for it.  The head is actually a part of the body that does not have abundant good blood circulation.  Because of this the scalp receives less nutrients compared to other parts of the body.  Therefore, the lesser the scalp receives blood the less capable the scalp can generate new hair growth and maintain the health of the existing follicles and hair.

Of course, good blood circulation is a good thing no matter what.  But if you want a stop to your hair loss and reverse hair loss, then you need to improve blood flow to your scalp.  Acupuncture can help remove the blockages that impede blood and energy flow thereby nourishing your head and whole body with much needed nutrients and energy.

A lot of acupuncturists today utilize many tools like the 7 pointed star and the plum blossom hammer along with the thin acupuncture needles to stop and reverse hair loss.  With these tools, the procedure begins by inserting the needles placed in the scalp or pressed over it at certain acupuncture points.  You may think this is a painful procedure and people may even avoid acupuncture altogether because of this but in reality this procedure does not cause any pain at all and if there is a sensation felt, the sensation is minimally felt.