Monday, March 05, 2012



Hair loss… 
Hair loss is a problem of many people and most of them get frustrated because they spent a lot for things promoted widely via television and media channels. Commercial products of 100% efficacy cannot be a cure for each and every type of alopecia because there are so many triggerring factors causing alopecia or hair loss. [hereditary, stress, hormones, medicines, irregular food habits, environment etc]. As per Ayurveda the answer is Prakriti [basic nature]. Just like human fingerprints each individual has unique basic nature so the treatment and its result may vary from person to person. (PRAKRUTI ASSESSMENT). Ayurveda is India's traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda means the "science of life".

World Health Organization [WHO] has recognized Ayurveda as prime alternative therapy. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian medical science, the origin of which can be traced back from Vedas which are the ancient books of knowledge, or science, from India.

Ayurveda believes in three doshas which are vata, pitta, and kapha.
Each person has a unique blend of the three doshas, known as the person's prakriti [basic nature].
Due to this Ayurvedic treatment is always individualized. In Ayurveda, a disease is viewed as a state of imbalance in one or more of a person's doshas.

'Alopecia' is a medical terminology which is used for various types of hair loss. There are different types of alopecia like androgenetic alopecia, diffuse alopecia, traction alopecia, cicatricial alopecia etc. But among all, alopecia areata is a highly unpredictable, autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

Perfect etiology of alopecia areata is not known but medical science believes that the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person's own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage.

Alopecia areata -

1.) usually starts as one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp.
2.) It can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis)
3.) complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

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