TCM for Hair Loss and Hair Health

TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, as we call it in the U.S. is an ancient system of healing practiced in China for thousands of years. TCM is viewed as a science in its own right in China. Taoists have a very interesting approach to health that does work despite it using different methodologies and theories than Western Medicine. Some of the modalities related to TCM include acupuncture, acupressure, herbology, QiGong, etc.

This article is not about TCM, Chi channels, acupuncture points. But, interesting it suffices to know that TCM has solutions to hair loss. Acupuncture, acupressure and even Internal and External QiGong have been sighted to help hair health and stopping hair loss.

If you are interested in acupuncture, acupressure, or external QiGong (energy healing): You could call a few practitioners and see if they have helped others with their hair or baldness.

The good news is: There are quite a few things you could do on your own!

Tai Chi and QiGong: You could learn these amazing techniques and heal yourself. Many miraculous healing stories exist shared especially amongst Spring Forest QiGong. If you do not believe in Chi, Meridians and energy that is fine!  Tai Chi and QiGong have a very powerful relaxing effect on the body and mind. Try it simply for relaxation. We all know how bad stress and anxiety can be for hair!

Read more on QiGong here (to be added soon)

Plants:

1- Fo-ti: Is well known amongst individuals and herbal stores to promote hair growth. No scientific evidence exists yet.
Read more about Fo-Ti here (to be added soon)

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2- Goto Kola: Is used in TCM for: memory, anxiety, cognitive enhancement, insomnia, wound healing, edema, circulation, high blood pressure, male pattern baldness and age related hair loss. A few Taoist immortals have boasted about Goto Kola’s ability to retain a full head of hair, these people had a full head of hair into their 90′s.
Read more about Goto Kola here (includes a scientific study) to be added soon.

3 – Ginseng: A popular plant, not only today but also amongst TCM and the ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Both have used Ginseng for the treatment of hais loss.
Read more about Ginseng here (includes scientific studies)

Sexual activity:

In TCM texts and in ancient Taoist teachings state that a healthy head of hair in a man is indicative of a high level of sexual energy.

Click here to read TCM, Sexual Activity and Hair Loss

Click here to read about scientific research concerning male baldness and sexual activity. (to be added soon)

Updated: 12/14/2010






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One Response to “TCM for Hair Loss and Hair Health”

  1. admin Says:

    I have never used Ginseng, Fo-ti or Goto Kola. I just ordered my first Ginseng supplement to add to my daily regimen.

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