A receding hairline and thinning hair is a warning sign that no mister lets go off easily. And you want to try every possible recipe in the book to minimize this damage. In this reference, alternative therapies are known to be highly beneficial, and one of them is acupuncture.

This treatment is known in China for thousands of years. It helps in alleviating a variety of physical issues like pain, headaches, ailment, etc. As per this therapy, your overall health wellness is attributed to qi, which sounds like Chee. This is nothing but an energy-based force that exists in the body. When this flow is normal, you remain healthy — but when this flow gets blocked, you experience issues like pain, illness, etc.

So basically acupuncture helps in restoring the overall health of your body! In this session, an expert or a practitioner uses very fine needles to stimulate different parts of the body. The nerves corresponding to these specific spots helps in alleviating the associated symptoms.

Acupuncture is known to help different kinds of hair issues. Some of these include:

Male pattern baldness

Though evident research is not there, many claim that they were able to treat male pattern baldness with acupuncture. This problem occurs because of various genetic issues or even changes attributed to the hormones.

Alopecia areata

Research shows that, in this case, acupuncture has given much better results. When the body’s immune system starts harming the follies of your hair, it leads to very drastic hair loss. This means small bald patches start happening all over the scalp. In this case, opting for acupuncture has been highly beneficial. It is said that with repeated acupuncture sessions:

  • Blood flow is improved
  • Circulation is also increased

Women, too, experience this problem, and they have known to benefit from the same.

How is acupuncture done?

The acupuncture treatment depends on the kind of hair fall you are having. In some cases, the needles are inserted in the scalp, and others, it might be in different parts of the body. It depends on what is causing the blockade.

Thin needles are inserted into different points of the scalp. The points are selected based on the symptoms or problems one is experiencing. Usually, the areas enriched with nerves are stimulated — think glands, skin, or even tissues. To aggregative growth of hair, the follicles are targeted too.

Are there any side effects of acupuncture?

Very mild to negligible side effects can be experienced in rare cases. Most people don’t have any side effects. This may include a little bruising, twitching of muscles, or even headaches. However, these go away very fast and are not long-lasting. Also, lotions and aromatherapy may be suggested to soothe the area.

Acupuncture has been an effective therapy in treating hair loss and a range of other related health problems. Combined with a healthy diet and stress-free lifestyle, you can regain the glory of your mane!

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP

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