Hair Loss And Homeopathy

The first question that comes to any ones mind is – how to get away from this malady?

Is there really any treatment or just a hoax, just advertising without any effect?

There are certain things which we have to accept in our life – and one such thing is hair loss.  As one starts aging there is a normal hair loss which is acceptable seen in both males and females.  This acceptable limit everyone is aware off.

The treatment is required only if the hair loss is premature i.e. before the acceptable age limit.  In today’s fast world there are so many factors which have to be considered before beginning the treatment of hair fall.  For every small ailment one is seen taking opinion of a specialist and continuing with one drug or the other for even a smaller ailment which may disappear if allowed to run its own course.  Is this a good thing?  What is happening to the natural immunity in ones individual?  Slowly it is deteriorating and causing multiple problems including hair loss.  When one takes medicine any medicine for that matter he is not allowing his body to express its regret over certain things in the form of symptoms.  So when the expressions of the body are suppressed by one way or the other the expressing force which is trying to travel outside is let inside and then this force starts damaging the important internal organs of the system thereby slowly affecting adversely the immunity of ones individual.  Anything that lessens this immunity is bound to produce some or the other form of symptoms and one such symptom is hair loss.

The reason in today’s world is fast life, loss of sleep, irregularity of food habits, lack of balanced diet, lack of exercise, stress and tensions, financial worries, problems in relationships,  competition in ones field etc.  These factors if present whatever medicine you take might help in the initial stage for a short time but hair loss will restart once you stop the medicines.  I have seen children of ages 5 and above complaining of graying of hair and also hair loss.  What does this indicate?  What one should blame about?

The following things one has to be careful about:

1) Stop using bore water

2) Avoid frequent shampooing

3) Keep away from pollution

4) Avoid washing hair with very HOT water

5) Take regular head bath

It is not only the treatment which is important but also other factors which might help to stop the hair loss.   I have seen tremendous improvement in the hair loss when along with the homeopathic medicines the patients do certain exercises which I advise them.   Depending on the reason of hair loss the homeopathic treatment has to be undertaken, for e.g. hair loss after acute fever/illness might require remedies like China, carbo veg, Lcithin, Selenium etc.  while hair loss due to grief will require remedies like Acid phos and Ignatia, hiar fall related with stomach problems might be helped with silicea and nux vom, while hair loss after bleeding will be helped tremendously by Phosphorus.

Alopecia aerata is another such condition which can be benefited with homeopathy.  In this condition one sees hair loss in patches.  Remedies like Acid flour, and Syphilinum have influenced quite a number of my patients in this condition and they are very grateful to me for being able to solve this problem.

Other measures which might help reduce hair loss can be massaging of the scalp gently say once in 10-15 days.  Regular sleep. Regular eating habits, good nutritional diet, less of medication, less of stress and tensions.  Emotional stability is of utmost important and has to be taken into consideration while treating the patient homeopathically


What exactly is dandruff? According to me it is nothing but scaling of the scalp. I have seen that usually to stop this instead of external application of shampoos and oils one has to undergo internal homeopathic treatment which will help to eradicate the dandruff permanently.  This might take some time but usually I have seen that once treated with internal medicines it never recurs again.

One might ask if externally it is necessary to apply any oil or shampoo for dandruff.  In my opinion the external application might help only temporarily so if one has to go for permanent solution it is advisable to continue internal homeopathic remedies.

Remedies like Graphites, Sulphur, Psorinum, Nat mur Thuja and Kali sulph etc are useful and have helped quite a number of patients.

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SARS & Homeopathy

You must be aware that during an epidemic, a person who has lesser immunity is the one who is affected and starts suffering; while a person who has better immunity levels does not suffer from the epidemic disease. In simple words the disease force has to overpower the natural immune force to attack the individual. This is possible only if the individual immune system is strong enough to fight back the disease force. To increase the immune power of an individual one should adhere to a simple living, balanced diet, regular exercise, less stressful work, and avoid late nights, eating of unhygienic food, fast food, avoid being angry, avoid emotional stress, etc. Naturally when you are adhering to this standard, your body gets sufficient nourishment and proper rest. This will naturally improve your resistance power and there are less chances of falling ill.

Homeopathy depends on the symptoms of the individual. Which means that anything that goes wrong in and outside the body, the body immediately shows it in the form of symptoms. For example, a person gets wet in the rain and starts getting headache. The body produces headache in trying to defend itself from this sudden exposure to rain. In this case, a single dose of the appropriate homeopathic medicine will immediately cure this headache. If the person neglects this headache, then in all probabilities, he might suffer from cold, nasal discharge and flu like symptoms that are a natural outcome of getting wet in the rain. This means that the headache that could have been cured in the initial stages by homeopathic treatment now has gone deeper and flu like symptoms with fever has appeared. This can also be treated with homeopathy. Instead of waiting for all these symptoms to develop, when there is slight deviation health that can be noticed through changes in symptoms, he should immediately resort to homeopathic treatment.

SARS is a respiratory illness that has recently been reported in Asia, North America, and Europe. SARS begins with a fever greater than 100.4°F [>38.0°C]. Other symptoms may include headache, an overall feeling of discomfort, and body aches. Some people also experience mild respiratory symptoms. After 2 to 7 days, SARS patients may develop a dry cough and have trouble breathing. SARS appears to spread is by close person-to-person contact. If you think you (or someone in your family) might have SARS, you should consult a health care provider as soon as possible. Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you have a surgical mask, wear it during close contact with other people.

Homoeopathy can be applied to SARS. If the patient immediately resorts to homeopathic treatment in the initial stages itself; irrespective of the nature of the disease, just by considering the symptoms, the patient can be very well treated successfully by homeopathy. Thereby further development of the SARS symptoms can be averted.

In short, there is no need to panic about this disease. Instead, a proper approach towards the same by uplifting ones immune levels as mentioned above, will help many people. If at all there are symptoms developed like sore throat and fever, immediately consult your doctor and start treatment, which will arrest further development of the disease. Prevention is always better than the cure. There are certain homeopathic remedies that will help to increase the immune levels of the individual so as not to suffer from the Upper Respiratory Tract diseases. Those who are about to travel or those who feel that they easily suffer from URT diseases should take these homeopathic medicines that will keep them fit in this fearful situation of SARS also.

In my last twenty-five+ years of practice I could prevent spread of several viral diseases like measles, mumps, chickenpox and viral conjunctivitis successfully with homeopathic medicines given to family members where these cases were reported. Similarly, I feel that certain homeopathic remedies if taken in advance should give enough immunity to an individual to resist the SARS virus. It is too early for me to claim anything as regards SARS; but from my experience, I definitely feel that HOMEOPATHY can offer a better prevention and thus could help to control the spread of SARS.

– by Dr. Santosh Kothari .

Pregnancy & Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a science, which deals with the intrinsic nature of man and helps him to attend the highest ideal of health. Before Conception it is advisable for both partners to be treated homeopathically. Children of homeopathically treated parents are less victim of heredity and are less ill.

To have a healthy baby also there has to be an ideal atmosphere at home. The best time to have a baby is immediately after the marriage. This is so because in newly married couples there are no difference of opinions and both are in love with each other. The age is exact and the pressures of the in laws are less as all of the family members are still trying to assess the newly weds behavior and in initial stages of marriage there is greatest harmony in home. It is a prerequisite for the mother not to have any mental tensions and pressures bothering her after the conception. These pressures act on her and also indirectly on the baby. This indirect pressure on the baby can cause multiple problems in future after the birth. The mother-in-law syndrome that works in majority of Indian homes also has to be blamed for this. They have lot of expectation from their daughter-in-laws. If these are not fulfilled then there is an emotional pressure; which starts building up in the daughter-in-law. These emotions get suppressed majority of the times and the same character is imbibed in the child and you may get a child who is shy, hides his emotions, unable to face the society etc. On the contrary if these pressures are not there the child will be the healthiest one in every respect viz. Mind, body and spirit. So if the mother-in-laws want their grand children to be healthy it is their duty not to pressurize their daughter-in-laws and there should be always a feeling in the minds of daughter-in-laws that they are with their parents. Psychological role therefore plays a major role in having a healthier baby. Along with this the diet of the going to be mother has to be nutritious with plenty of milk, fruits, green leafy vegetables. Also exercise mainly a walk for almost half to one hour will be beneficial for both the mother and the child.

Homeopathy has lot of things to offer during pregnancy. In initial stages the expected mother can take bochemic salt no 28 which has all the ingredients required for a healthy baby. For pregnancy nausea medicines like Symphoricarpus Racemosa, Cocculus, Sepia, N.vom etc. can help the expecting mother. Acute problems that come up during pregnancy like fever, cold and cough, abdominal pains, diarrhea etc can also be well treated with homeopathic medicines, taking into consideration the acute symptomatology during these illnesses. As these medicines are safe there are hardly any side effects both on the health of the child as well as on the health of the mother. In cases of threatened abortion due to fall Arnica will come handy, and in other causes Viburnum Op in tincture form will reduce the discharge immediately but in these types of cases it is always better to consult your homeopathic doctor. In women having recurrent abortions Syphilinum can be very handy. Bio-comb no 26 if taken from the 2nd month of pregnancy will help to have a healthy baby and also a normal delivery.

The “lie” of the baby can be corrected with remedies like Puls. If there is a sudden feeling of the motions of the fetus being stopped remedies like Caulophyllum will help. In violent movements of the fetus remedies like Ars, Lyco, Sili, Thuja etc might do the job. For rigid “OS” during labor pains remedies like Belladonna, Chammomila, and Caulophyllum will help. In long and painful labor Arnica will immediately ameliorate the soreness and also help to prevent the post labor complications. For slow labor pains remedies like Caulophyllum, Ignatia, and Scale cor, will do the needful. Convulsions coming on during labor can be treated with remedies like, Cicuta ver, Cup met, Secale cor, Ignatia, Hyoscymus etc. Post delivery for increasing of milk in nursing mothers Alfa Alfa, Ricinus com, Lecithin can be given. If there develops an aversion to the baby and the mother becomes hysterical with neurotic behavior Platina will help. In mastitis and breast abscess Phytolacca is the remedy.

:- by Dr. Santosh Kothari .

Children & Homeopathy