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    Hair loss solutions in Ayurveda

    Hair loss solutions in Ayurveda

    Hair Loss from the scalp is called as Alopecia.It can be a permanent or temporary.Hairs are considered as essential part of overall identity for human beings.It often represents attractiveness of a personality.Hairloss in some people causes anxiety, depression. Hair care and hair protection is easily possible through IAFA Ayurvedic measures.


    Hair growth consists of three phases


    Anagen Phase: In this phase hair grows actively for years.


    Catagen Phase: In this phase hair stops growing and separates from its follicles.This phase lasts about 10 days.

     

    Telogen Phase: In this phase follicles rest for three months and then hair falls out.

     

    Next Anagen Phase as a new hair grows in the same follicles.
    Most people lose 50 to 100 hairs per day as a part of natural cycle.If the cycle disrupted or if hair follicle is damaged,hair may begin to fall out more quickly.

    Causes of Hair Loss or Khalitya

    • Excessive consumption of hot,spicy,salty,sour Food Items
    • Unwholesome Food Combinations
    • Wrong Food Combinations
    • Day Time Sleep
    • Excessive Exercise
    • Stress,Anxiety

    Ayurvedic Reference of Hair Loss

    Types of Hair Loss or Alopecia

    • Androgenic Alopecia: It’s a hereditary type of hair loss but can be managed with medications or surgery.More common types are Male Pattern Hair Loss and Female Pattern Hair Loss.
    • Telogen Effluvium: Telogen is the resting phase of the but in this type next growth phase doesn’t begin.This causes Hair fall without new hair growth.
    • Anagen Effluvium: It’s a rapid hair loss resulting from medical treatment, e.g. Chemotherapy
    • Alopecia Areata: Its Autoimmune Condition resulting hair fall and prevents new hair from growing.
    • Tinea Captious: It’s a scalp ring Worm,fungal infection of the scalp.
    • Cicatricial Alopecia: Rare type of Alopecia,inwhich inflammation destroys hair follicles and causes scar tissue to form in their phase,and hair doesn’t grow.
    • Lichen Planopilaris: In this type scalp becomes dry,flaky rash to appear that causes hair falls out in clumps.
    • Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: This type occurs in post-menopausal women,hair loss in eyebrows and underarms.
    • Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia: It occurs because of hair products or styling techniques that damage hair follicles.
    • Traction Alopecia: It occurs because of tight ponytails,braids that pulls hair away from the scalp.

    Signs and Symptoms of Hair Loss or Khalitya

    • Itching Scalp
    • Dandruff
    • Greasy Scalp
    • Hair Fall

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    Diet Management of Hair Loss or Khalitya

    Do’s (Pathya) Consume Following,

    • Fenugreek seeds
    • Cucumber
    • Leafy Vegetables
    • Asparagus
    • Pumpkin
    • Coriander Leaves

    Don’ts (Apathya) Avoid Following,

    Excessive consumption of,

    • Hot
    • Spicy
    • Salty
    • Sour
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Ice Cold Drinks

    Yogasanas and Pranayama for Hair Loss or Khalitya

    Yogasanas and Pranayama stimulates circulation of blood and oxygen on the scalp and helps to rejuvenate hair to promote hair growth and to maintain healthy scalp and hair.It works in improving digestion and reducing stress.Practicefollowing Yogasanas and Pranayama regularly.

    • Sarvangasana
    • Vajrasana
    • Uttanasana
    • Ushtrasana
    • Pavanmuktasana
    • Apanasan
    • Ardhamukhsarvangasana
    • Kapalbhati
    • AnulomVilom
    • Bhastrika

    pranayam

    Internal Medicines for Hair Loss or Khalitya

    • Triphala
    • SaptamrutlehaVati
    • Aarogyavardhini

    • GandhakRasayana
    • Mahamanjishtadivati

    Purification Therapy for Hair Loss or Khalitya

    Purification Therapy or Panchakarma is detoxification procedure and it has unique approach to the disease hence it is essential for the management of the disease.

     

    Snehana

    It improves blood circulation,relives stress,relaxes muscle and relieves pain.

     

    Swedana

    In Swedan purification Therapy in which Ayurveda herbs steam given to the patient.SarivaKwath,DashmoolKwath, are used in Swedan.

     

    Virechana

    Medicines are given orally to clean gastrointestinal tract.Body removes toxins through the rectum.

     

    Nasyam

    Some Ayurveda herbs mixed with oil or any other liquid like milk or ghrita drops puts in the nostrils.Ghrita,Anutail,Shadbindu Tail used in Nasya.

     

    Raktamokshana

    Or blood letting.It is used to remove impure blood from the body and it helps to eliminate vitiated dosha and toxins from the body.

    Single Herbs used in Hair Loss or Khalitya

    • Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
    • Shikakai (Soap Pod)
    • Reetha (Soap Nut)
    • Kumari (Aloe Vera)

    • Japa (Hibiscus)
    • Neem (Azadirachtaindica)
    • Brahmi (Bacopamonnieri)

    References

    1. Shloka No. 28, Chapter – Kshudraroga, MadhavNidan Indian Materia Medica of Acharaya Madhava.
    2. Ashtanga Hrudaya, Hindi Commentary by Shri Krishanalalji Bharatiya (Rasayanvidhi Adhyaya – 39/159 Uttarasthanam)
    3. Sushruta Samhita by Maharishi Sushruta, Nibandhasamgraha Commentary by Dalhanacharya, Edited by Choukhamba, 2005, Uttartantra, Chapter 27, p. 21.
    4. Charak Samhita, Vidyhyotini Hindi Commentary of Dipika by Kashiram Shastri and Dr. Ghorakhnath Chaturvedi, Chaukhamba Bharti Academy, Varanasi, Part I, Reprint 2005, Ch. Su. 24.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question.What illness causes Hair Loss?

    Answer. Most common illness that causes Hair Loss are Pregnancy,Thyroid,Anaemia etc.

    Question. Can Hair Loss is the sign of big disease?

    Answer. Hair Loss is usually temporary,but sometimes it could be the sign of serious going on in the body.

    Question. Does Stress causes Hair Loss?

    Answer. Yes,Stress can cause Hair Loss.

    Question. Can Ayurveda cures Hair Loss?

    Answer. Yes, Ayurveda cures Hair Loss.

    Question. Can Ayurveda prevent Hair Loss?

    Answer. Yes, Ayurveda is the only medical science which guides about how to prevent diseases.

    Question. What is the cause of hair thinning?

    Answer. According to Ayurveda, hair thinning or receding hairline is caused due to imbalance in the doshas. The imbalance in the mind and body equilibrium is the main reason behind hair loss and hair thinning. People with aggravated Pitta dosha are more prone to hair loss, premature graying of hair etc.

    Question. What are the herbs useful in hair loss?

    Answer. Various herbs such as Amla (Indian gooseberry), Shikakai (Soap pod), Reetha (Soap nut), Kumari (Aloe vera), Japa (Hibiscus), Neem, Brahmi etc. are quite effective.

    Question. How Ayurveda treats hair loss?

    Answer. Various purificatory therapies in Ayurveda for hair loss include Snehana, Swedana, Virechana, Nasyam, Raktamokshana etc. which are quite beneficial in the natural, safe and effective treatment of hair loss.

    Question. How Yoga and Pranayam can help in hair loss?

    Answer. Yoga and Pranayam are quite effective in hair loss as these help in stimulating the circulation of oxygen and blood on the scalp and help in rejuvenating hair to promote growth and also maintain healthy scalp. These also help in reducing stress and improving digestion.

    Article Written By: : Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

    Keywords: Hair Loss, Hair Fall, Alopecia, Khalitya, Hair Growth.

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