Ayurveda can help stop hair loss

Most hair loss sufferers seek solutions from Western medicine or turn to remedies derived from local traditions. Some experts however argue that the ayurvedic system of medicine has much to offer in dealing with hair loss conditions.
Ayurveda is the traditional system of medicine practiced in India and Sri Lanka. It is a complete approach to health care designed to promote a way of life rather than an occasional treatment. As a holistic system of medicine ayurveda focuses on our uniqueness and takes into account our mental attitude, lifestyle and spirit which should not be treated in isolation from each other.
According to ayurveda, the following principles are beneficial to healthy and plentiful hair:
- The scalp must be kept cool, so protection from sun and washing in cold or lukewarm water are paramount.
- Sound nutrition is key, so a hair-friendly diet should emphasize proteins, iron, zinc, sulfur, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-Complex and essential fatty acids.
- Use should be made of hair analysis to ascertain toxicity levels and nutritional deficiencies.
- Oils, for example sesame and coconut, should be applied to the scalp to nourish, lubricate and strengthen the roots. This will also improve circulation to the head.
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Author: Richard Mitchell creator of the www.myhairlossadvisor.com website that provides information and guidance to those suffering from premature hair loss.

Detoxification: The Changing Face of Treatment

We are all aware of the harmful effects of chemicals in human body, but we can not completely avoid their contacts. Harmful chemicals enter our body through a number of sources and add to the toxin storage of the body.

Now detoxification has emerged as one of the widely used healing tools in alternative medicine. This school of treatment assumes that most of the internal disorders are the result of accumulation of toxic substances in the body. The healing process through detoxification involves elimination of the existing toxins and blocking new toxins from penetrating the system. Detoxification as a winning method of alternative medicine employs a variety of tools and techniques.

How did the concept originate?
Detoxification as a healing technique has been around for thousands of years. Fasting, which is one of the vital parts of detox method had always been recognized for its great therapeutic values. In many parts of the world, in different cultures, the value of fasting to relieve the body of harmful substances was not unknown. As for example, the Ayurvedic tradition of medicine greatly relies in detox fasting to treat a number of chronic conditions as a well as a preventive measure against many illnesses. In Europe also the value of detox had always been recognized; Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, also recognized the positive effects on health.

Detox as a part of environmental medicine
Today, detoxification serves as the major premise of alternative medicine. It is considered to be an integral part of environmental medicine too. The proponents of environmental medicine are of the opinion that today environmental factors give birth to a number of major illnesses. Environmental medicine also studies how these factors trigger off such diseases. As for example, the conditions of asthma, allergy, cancer, fatigue syndrome, and many other diseases are the direct consequence of the over exposure to toxic substances present in the environment. This view is supported by the report published by The United States Centers for Disease Control that states that over 80% of all illnesses in the USA have been caused by environmental and lifestyle factors.

Because human beings are on the top of the food chains, the problem of environmental pollutions affects the human beings most. Human beings consume toxins both from animal products as well as the plant products as use of chemical pesticides have been detected in both types of produces.

But the detoxification as a tool of alternative medicine has stirred up new hopes among the people all around the world. Detoxification as a treatment of alternative medicine can heal many diseases caused by environmental factors. Detoxification therapy proves to be effective even in such cases where conventional medicines have failed in diagnosis or treatment.
By Jason Uvios

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Herbal Remedies Can Really Work

Today many people are turning to alternative medicine rather than conventional medicine in a search for both a healthier option to prescription and over the counter drugs, and for an inexpensive means of health care. While some natural methods of health care can be as expensive as conventional ones, many of the options do promote a better way of healing the body.

There are many people who swear by herbal remedies, and there are even some doctors who incorporate herbs with modern medicine. If you go into any health food store, no doubt you will find at least one aisle stocked with all kinds of herbs in boxes, bottles and loose in bins or bags. Your first encounter is most likely because you have a cold or flu. Maybe someone in the office suggested you take some Echinacea. On the other hand, maybe you have been having difficulty sleeping, and you remember reading somewhere that chamomile tea was good for getting rid of insomnia? The very first thing you need to do before taking any herbal remedy is to do your homework. By themselves and in certain doses, some herbs are beneficial. There are, however, herbs that should not be mixed together and herbs that should not be taken in more than the recommended amounts.

One such herb is Ephedra, or Ma Huang. While this herb can be useful, far too many people abused it. More is not always better, especially with an herb like this. A few years ago, Ephedra was touted as the miracle herb, and quickly gained popularity in the gyms and with athletes. Ephedra boasted quick weight loss by increasing the metabolism and could help with respiratory problems. What people did not know was that Ephedra increases the body's core temperature and is a very powerful stimulant, and in some cases, people have died from taking too much of this potent herb.

Herbs do not offer an overnight cure. Where taking an aspirin or allergy pill will take merely hours to start to work, herbs often take up to three weeks to start working. Unlike conventional means, the substances in the herbs have to build up in the body before they can start to take effect. There are some herbs, like Seneca (a laxative), or ginger (a digestive aide) that will work within a few hours.

There are some herbs that work more quickly than others. Chamomile, Kava-Kava and Valerian, which are all good for sleeplessness, will begin to work in a few hours. If you have an upset stomach or a case of car sickness, ginger will take care of that immediately. If Valerian sounds familiar, it should, this herb's derivative is Valium. Although Valerian is not addictive it is still best to use it with care. As with all herbs, do your research first and remember it is best to err on the side of caution and treat all herbs with the respect and care they deserve.
Author Resource:- Jeff Clare has worked in healthcare and now writes regularly on health related topics including homeopathy and lung conditions and much more
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Some Alternatives to Conventional Medicines

Having practiced the use of Alternative Medicine for many years, and taught their use on my courses, I would give you some advice on what is available as an alternative to prescribed drug medication.

However, I must say emphatically that if you are presently under the guidance of your doctor and he or she has prescribed medication, then please do not ignore his or her prescription and simply use an alternative. You must consult your doctor. Speak to your doctor and ask if he or she supports you avoiding the drugs prescribed.

I also apologise to those of you reading this that are experts and/or practitioners in the fields of medicine that I refer to as, no doubt, you may feel I could have said a lot more on each subject

My Suggestions:

The following are my suggestions and have proved effective in the treatment of the ailments mentioned. The list is by no means comprehensive, as it would take a full book to cover every possibility and it is no substitute for a qualified therapist. Indeed, if any of my suggestions do not work, that simply means they are not right for you and a professional will be able to prescribe a correct remedy:

Try using the Homeopathic remedy Aconite.
These remedies come in various strengths and you should use 30x only. The reason is that the lower strength (6x) works on the physical and the higher strengths on the mental/spiritual levels. Higher than 30x should be prescribed by a qualified Homeopath only.

You can also use Aromatherapy, to relax the mind and body. Lavender is the most common and my advice is to buy only the best quality.

There are also Bach Flower Remedies that may help. The two most common are Mimulus (cause of fear is known) and Aspen (cause of fear unknown).

This is a complicated problem as there are so many forms of depression. Normally it is caused through having lost someone or something.

Depression is always best treated under medical or experienced supervision but the following may help:
Bach Flower Remedy: Sweet Chestnut (for deep despair)
Homeopathy: Ignatia 30x or Nat. Mur. 30x

Depression should never go unsupervised and should be treated by an experienced doctor or therapist.

You could try taping a small magnet (not too strong) on the inside and centre of each wrist about a quarter of an inch below the bottom of the palm. Search your chemists/pharmacists for the magnets as they are often sold there (In the UK try Boots Stores).

Alternatively you can use the homeopathic remedy Cocculus 6x. (Remember - 6x works on the physical aspect of an illness).

By far the best for this problem is the herb AGNUS CASTUS(Chaste Tree). This is STRONGLY recommended and should be taken over a period of three months before it becomes fully effective.

The next best is Evening Primrose Oil and a Homeopathic remedy is Pulsatilla 6x.

If there is a problem with the reproductive system, painful periods etc. I STRONGLY recommend AGNUS CASTUS, preferably in powder/tea form but can also be in tablet form.

The above are only a very few of the problems that can be treated with Alternative Medicine and depending on feedback. I also realise that there are many other forms of Alternative Medicine treatments that I have not mentioned, but it is only space that prevents me including them.

Author Resource:-
Robert Shields teaches Hypnotherapy and Fear Elimination Therapy He has taught Hypnotherapists since 1986 and is a qualified hypnotherapy trainer in the U.S.A., Canada and the United Kingdom. His 31-lesson diploma ( http://hypnotherapy-training.com )course presently costs $197.97 or UKP98.00.