Alternative help for menopause and hair loss

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Acupuncture
Acupuncture needles inserted in specific points, stimulate blood flow to the hair follicle, encouraging hair regrowth. Evidence it works is anecdotal and it isn’t a quick fix, but it may work for you with a little perseverance.

Chinese herbal medicine
Chinese medicine focuses on kidneys and rebalancing energy, or qi. The theory: disruption to its flow and balance impacts on blood circulation taking its toll on the scalp and hair growth. Talk to a Chinese herbalist about how their herbal remedies and acupuncture may help with hair growth.

Aromatherapy
May help with hair regrowth. Mix 3-5 drops of one of these essential oils with a base oil and apply to your scalp a couple of times a week:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cedarwood 

Homeopathy
Practitioners may suggest remedies that treat hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance. Amedical homeopath (www.trusthomeopathy.org) will take a detailed history, look at what other symptoms you’re experiencing, and prescribe what they think is an appropriate remedy. 

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Laura Llewellyn