Homeopathic Treatment for Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata, a kind of disorder in which hairless patches develop on the scalp or any hairy part of the human body. Alopecia Areata is a chronic, recurring and autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease means a condition where the body attacks its immune system. One or more bald spots occur commonly on the scalp, but this can also be observed in other hairy areas of the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes, face (beard area), private parts, and other body parts.

People of any age can be affected by Alopecia Areata, but it is most common in early childhood and adulthood. It does not cause any pain or disability, but it may profoundly affect one’s personality as it can be a cause of embarrassment for the diseased.

How Homeopathy can help in curing Alopecia Areata ?

People of any age can be affected by Alopecia Areata, but it is most common in early childhood and adulthood. It does not cause any pain or disability, but it may profoundly affect one’s personality as it can be a cause of embarrassment for the diseased.

  • One of the best choices to cure Alopecia Areata is by Homeopathic Treatment, particularly in the early-detected cases and mild to moderate cases. 
  • Alopecia Areata is an internal disease that needs to be treated through internal immune-correction which is possible with homeopathy.
  • Homeopathy is safe and highly effective in most cases of alopecia
  • Previous use of corticosteroids may slow down the results with homeopathic treatment.
  • Homeopathic medicines, such as Phosphorus, Natrum muriaticum, Fluoric acid, Phosphoric acid, Lycopodium, Vinca minor, and others, can trigger the body’s immune system to fight back the disease effectively. There are over 40-50 possible drugs to select to treat alopecia areata. It is not advisable to take these medicines without a prescription.
  • These remedies could bring the deranged immunity back to normal. 
  • The exact medicine must be selected based on individual case evaluation.

Scope of Improvement for Alopecia Areata by Homeopathic Treatment:

  • Mild to moderate cases of alopecia areata can be treated effectively with homeopathy. Timely diagnosis is the key to a good recovery.
  • Cases that are detected early and which are not complicated with any other autoimmune disease have a good scope for recovery.
  • Non-scarring alopecia has a wider scope of treatment compared to scarred alopecia.
  • Individuals with large and widespread bald patches (severe alopecia- grade 3) have less scope of recovery. Such cases could be irreversible and their further spread can be controlled to some extent.
  • Children suffering from alopecia have a much better scope of recovery than adults.
  • Homeopathic treatment offers long-term relief compared to any other form of treatment.
  • It reduces the chances of relapse significantly in promptly detected cases of alopecia. It is important to know that there are significantly fewer chances of recovery with homeopathy when it comes to the other types of alopecia i.e. Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis.      

How long will it take homeopathy to cure Alopecia Areata ?

  • The duration of homeopathic treatment completely depends on the type of alopecia and duration of alopecia (i.e. since when the individual is suffering from it).
  • Early detection and prompt treatment reduce the duration of the treatment significantly. If the disease is progressive (advanced alopecia), the time taken for recovery is more.
  • Individuals suffering from mild to moderate alopecia (small to moderate-sized bald patches) take less time for recovery compared to people having large patches.
  • Individuals having one or more associated autoimmune diseases need long-term treatment than those who do not have any other associated disease.
  • Approximately four months to two years may be required depending on the size and the number of spots, underlying causative factors, and previous treatment.
  • It is not possible to grow hair on scarred alopecia areata (such as Lichen Planopilaris) or Alopecia Totalis.  
  • There could be individual variations. Some cases may respond fast, while some may respond slowly.