Posts Tagged ‘Tai Chi’

The Plum Blossom Hammer for Hair Loss Treatment

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Acupuncture to the scalp is becoming one of the treatments of choice for men and women suffering from hair loss. People who suffer from the ailment opt to do it at the clinic of a therapist practicing alternative medicine, but there are some who do their own acupuncture therapy at home through the use of a device called the plum blossom hammer. Satisfied customers have attested to the benefits of using the plum blossom hammer for hair loss treatment.

The use of the plum blossom hammer for hair loss treatment is a relatively new concept in English-speaking nations. The plum blossom hammer is a very small hammer with that is placed with around five to seven needle points. This hammer is pressed gently against certain areas of the scalp, and its daily use is said to be an effective cure to hair loss. However, it should never be used without prior authorization and instruction from a therapist practicing acupuncture.

Acupuncture to the scalp is becoming one of the treatments of choice for men and women suffering from hair loss. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that operates on the philosophy that life force, more popularly known as “chi,” flows through the body. The unhindered flow of chi promotes good health and wellness, while obstacles to the flow of chi results in certain illnesses, depending on where the chi is blocked. What acupuncture does is to eliminate these obstacles and correct the flow of chi into the body.

In Western terms, acupuncture is supposed to stimulate the nerve endings just underneath the skin through the insertion of long and fine needles. The stimulation of the nerve endings in the treated area results in the improvement of the circulation of blood to the affected area. An improved circulation of blood in the said area means that the damaged cells in the area will be repaired more quickly and easily, and that more nutrients needed to encourage and accelerate healing will be brought by the blood to the area. Improved blood circulation also entails the development of new cells to replace the dead and damaged ones in the area.

The daily use of the plum blossom hammer for hair loss treatment, while not really proven medically to completely heal hair loss, is at least effective in encouraging the growth of new cells in the hair follicles of the scalp. The growth of new cells always means that the re-growth of hair is still possible. Nonetheless, the plum blossom hammer should never be used without proper instruction from the acupuncture therapist.

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TCM for Hair Loss and Hair Health

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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!

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1- Fo-ti: Is well known amongst individuals and herbal stores to promote hair growth. No scientific evidence exists yet.
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