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Alternative Treatment for Alopecia Areata

In some cases, people try alternative treatment for alopecia areata when other treatments fail to produce sufficient hair re-growth. However, these alternative treatments (such as herbs, supplements, and acupunture) have not been studied in clinical trials and may or may not help hair to grow back. Before trying any form of alternative treatment for alopecia areata, be sure to discuss it with your doctor first.

Alternative Treatment for Alopecia Areata: A Summary

When alopecia areata treatment fails to bring sufficient hair re-growth, some people turn to alternative treatment for alopecia areata. Alternative treatments for alopecia areata include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Aroma therapy
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin supplements
  • Chinese herbs.

Alternative Treatment for Alopecia Areata: Does It Work?

Alternative therapies have not been studied in clinical trials and they may or may not help hair grow back. In fact, some alternative therapies may even cause more hair loss. It is important to note that just because these treatments are natural does not mean that they are safe. As with any therapy, it is best to discuss these alternative treatments with your doctor before you try them.

Understanding Alopecia Areata

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