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Alopecia can be divided into two varieties – I) Focal hair loss II) Diffused hair loss. It can be focal or diffused hair loss with the presence or absent of scarring

Classification Cause Scope of Homeopathy
Non-scarring diffuse hair loss
Anagen phase disorder – the growing phase of hair cycle is disrupted by some agent Chemo therapy Poisoning – mercury ,thallium , boric acid Radiation Homeopathy treatment will give very good result in this type of hair fall. The proper homeopathy treatment can be helpful to neutralize the toxic effects of various drugs on hair follicle. A right homeopathy treatment can accelerate the body’s auto detoxification process, thus will be helpful to fix the problem at its root level. The percentage of cure rate in this type of hair falling is MAXIMUM
Androgenic alopecia – male pattern or female pattern alopecia Androgen hormone Hereditary Pathological Hyperandrogenism Androgenic alopecia or male/female pattern of alopecia is a hereditary disorder. In this type of baldness any type of treatment including homeopathy treatment will not be so much helpful except hair transplant. In this type of hair fall the cure percentage is MINIMAL
Congenital Congenital hair loss As it is congenital in nature so the homeopathy treatment will not give expected result The cure percentage is MINIMAL in this type of hair loss
Telogen phase disorder – more and more hairs get into resting phase Drugs
Chemotherapy agent 
Oral contraceptive
ACE inhibitor
Beta blocker 
Antithyroid drugs
Anti seizure drugs
Anti coagulant drugs
Hormonal disorder
Hyper and hypo thyroidism
Nutritional deficiency 
In this type of hair loss you can find multifaceted etiological factor. A proper homeopathy treatment can be proved very effective in this type of hair fall. The toxic effects of various drugs which are one of the causes of hair follicle’s destruction can be neutralizing by homeopathy treatment. The various hormonal disorders responsible for the hair loss can be effectively treated with proper homeopathy treatment. The various stress factor both of physical and psychological which are one cause of hair loss can be well treated by our both constitutional and clinical homeopathy. So In this type the percentage of cure rate is MAXIMUM
Non-scarring focal hair loss
Alopecia areata Auto immune disorder This type the hair loss is due to the auto immune reaction. In any auto immune disorder including alopecia areata homeopathy can be helpful if treated in a proper systematic way. Here in this type of hair loss the percentage of cure is MODERATE
Tinea capitis Microsporum audouinii
Microsporum canis
Trichophyton schoenleinii
Trichophyton tonsurans
This type of hair loss is occurred due to tinea infection. Homeopathy has a very good fame in treating al tinea infection. Thus in this type of hair loss or alopecia problem Homeopathy will be proved very beneficial. So In this type the cure percentage is MAXIMUM
Traction Alopecia Traction from rollers, ponytails Here the cause should be avoided. With addition to that if treated with homeopathy the success rate is maximum. So in this type of alopecia the percentage of cure rate is MAXIMUM
Others Hair shaft abnormalities Hair loss due to hair pulling, twisting (tricotillomania) Lipedematous alopecia Secondary syphilis In hair loss due to hair pulling, twisting the cause should be avoided and with addition of homeopathy treatment can give a very good result. In lipedematous alopecia the subcutaneous fatty layer get thickened and diffuse hair loss occurred. With proper homeopathy treatment it can be cured completely. In Hair shaft abnormalities a patient complains of hair breakage rather than the hair falling out at the roots, one may be dealing with a shaft problem. The most common cause of a hair shaft abnormality or hair fragility is trichorrhexis nodosa, with node-like swellings through which the shaft readily fractures. This usually appears as a result of trauma. A proper homeopathy treatment can regain back the hair texture by treating the cause of hair fragility. During the course of treatment the nodular swelling on hair shaft can be permanently removed. So here in over all the cure percentage is MAXIMUM
Scarring focal hair loss
Folliculitis decalvans Folliculitis over scalp area that turn to fibrosis in course of time The Folliculitis if treated at the beginning stage with proper homeopathy can prevent the follicles from fibrosis. Here the cure percentage is very good. But once the fibrosis developed there is minimal chance of cure by any treatment. So in the beginning stage the cure percentage is MAXIMUM, but in later stage where fibrosis has already developed the cure percentage is MINIMAL.
Discoid lupus of the scalp Follicular hyperkeratosis, atrophy and scarring present Follicular hyperkeratosis is characterized by excessive development of keratin in hair follicles, resulting in rough, cone-shaped, elevated papules whose openings are often closed with a white plug of sebum. It can be caused by vitamin A deficiency or chronic exposure to arsenic. With proper homeopathy treatment it can be corrected permanently before scarring developed. With addition to that a balanced nutritional habit of natural fruits and green leafy vegetables will be very helpful So here the percentage of cure is MAXIMUM in beginning stage before scarring occurred
Tufted folliculitis This can occur after scarring alopecia of any cause. Fibrosis of the follicles can cause tortional changes so that more than one hair can grow from the follicle Tufted hair folliculitis is a progressive pattern of scarring alopecia. Its characteristic feature is the presence of groups of 10-15 hairs emerging from a single follicular opening. The cause of this disorder is unknown. It is probable that tufted hair folliculitis represents an advanced stage of follicular injury seen in several types of scarring alopecia. Here the homeopathy treatment may help if treated with constitutional way of homeopathy treatment. The cure rate depends from person to person So here the percentage of cure can be MODERATE.
Secondary scarring alopecia Burns
Skin cancer 
In secondary scarring alopecia where the hair follicle has been totally or partially destroyed can not be regenerated by any sort of treatment except hair transplant. So here the cure percentage is VERY MINIMAL
Follicular lichen planus Lichen planus of the scalp Here the cause of hair loss is lichen planus over scalp. It is thought to be due to an abnormal immune reaction. Follicular lichen planus, also known as lichen planopilaris, results in tiny red spiny papules around a cluster of hairs. Homeopathy has immune modulatory effect. So any disorder arising from abnormal immune reaction can be well treated with proper homeopathy medicines and thus in lichen planus homeopathy has a very good cure percentage. So here the percentage of cure rate is MAXIMUM.


Treatment of alopecia or hair loss is directly related to its cause. A healthy hair follicle can produce a healthy hair. So in regards to treatment of hair loss or alopecia the treatment which treats the causative ailments can give a long standing and established result. A proper homeopathy treatment can be proved most beneficial for the treatment of any type of hair loss as homeopathy treats the root cause of any health disorders.

Hair loss due to any mental and physical stress can be well treated by proper homeopathy treatment as homeopathy medicines gives good impact on psychological and spiritual level thus helps to maintain a healthy mental condition and indirectly regulate to maintain a healthy balance of stress hormones in our body. Over secretion of stress hormones can put bad impact over the hair follicles.

Many drugs like anti cancer drugs (chemo therapy) and so many other drugs have strong side effects on the body including hair follicles. So they destroy the healthy atmosphere of the hair follicles and cause the immature massive hair loss. A proper homeopathy treatment can neutralize the toxic effects of those strong chemical drugs and also helps to accelerate the body’s auto detoxification process thus can be proved beneficial to check such type of drug induced hair loss. The homeopathy treatment not only check the hair loss ailments but also treats the person as a whole so make the person healthy as well.

Many health disorders likes tinea infection on scalp, lichen planus of scalp, psoriasis can causes hair loss. A proper homeopathy treatment can cure such diseases permanently and as well helps to treat the hair fall effectively. The important point in homeopathy treatment that it treats the person as a whole so make the person healthy not only to any specific body part but to the whole person and more over without giving any drug side effects. But homeopathy does not have any specific medicines for any specific ailments. The medicines are selected on totality of symptoms basis. So a well qualified and experienced homeopath can give a better treatment for any health issues.

Some women after child birth or during approach of menopause experiences of massive hair fall result from hormonal changes. Any hormonal treatment in those cases will not give the satisfactory results to check the hair loss. But well selected homeopathy medicines in this case not only be able to check the hair loss problem but also be helpful to cure all other associated problems as well.

In addition to a good homeopathy treatment a healthy nutrition habit is also highly required for a healthy hair and hair follicle. A low protein and iron deficient diet can make your hair weak and thin. So a well balanced natural diet is strongly advisable for healthy hairs

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Comment by Dr.Rangadhar Satapathy.MD(Hom) on March 15, 2012 at 6:57am

Thank you Dr.Rafeeque 

Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on March 15, 2012 at 12:53am

Very informative. Thanks.

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