Alopecia Totalis - Ayurvedic Methods To Manage It!

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Alopecia Totalis - Ayurvedic Methods To Manage It!

Alopecia totalis is a condition of skin that leads to hair loss. It is not similar to the localized problem of Alopecia Areata. Local Alopecia Areata tends to cause round patches of hair loss on the scalp but in case of Alopecia Totalis, it leads to the scalp turning completely bald. Alopecia Totalis also tends to differ from the most severe form of Alopecia Areata, which is known as Alopecia Universalis. This particular form of Alopecia causes complete loss of hair over the entire body.

We will talk about the Ayurvedic treatment for this problem but before that, let us take a look at the main symptom along with the causes leading to this problem.

Symptom of Alopecia Totalis

The primary symptom of this condition is that there will be complete loss of hair on the head.

Causes Leading to Alopecia Totalis

Doctors along with the researchers are still not able to point out the cause of alopecia totalis, though they understand that the condition is basically the result of the problem occurring in the immune system. A person’s immune system is his/her body’s defence mechanism, which helps to protect human beings from illnesses but there are occasions when the immune system can also attack the healthy tissue.

If a person is suffering from any form of Alopecia, that means the immune system attacks the hair follicles of the person. Thus, the attack triggers inflammation, thereby leading to loss of hair.

Treatment in Ayurveda for Alopecia Totalis

Each and every one of us loves to have nice and healthy hair but it does not happen on all occasions. More and more people tend to suffer from the problem of hair loss. There are different types of hair loss, Alopecia Totalis is one of them. The main reason behind going for Ayurvedic treatment is because, it looks to treat condition by way of natural means through herbs, natural oils and other ingredients. Ayurveda is primarily based on the principle that the universe comprises of five elements like Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether. These elements get represented in human beings by three doshas:

  • Vata Dosha
  • Pitta Dosha
  • Kapha Dosha

When any of these doshas get accumulated in one’s body, body balance gets disrupted. Maintaining the exact balance of the three doshas is of utmost importance. The natural treatment of Ayurveda for this condition makes use of the following:

  • Natural Powders
  • Natural Paste
  • Natural Oils

Massage through natural oils and applying the combination of paste and powder is extremely convenient for any individual suffering from this problem. People can apply the mixture of powders and paste on the head at night, cover it up with shower cap and then wash it off next morning. Following this treatment method for a period of time would yield positive results.

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