Acupuncture can help for hair loss because it has effect on the circulatory system. The head receives less blood flow, and when acupuncture is done, it will enhance the blood flow, and enable the hair follicles to feed on the nutrients so that the hair will grow and it will look healthy.
Basically, acupuncture focuses on the release of body energy to the scalp and blood circulation. The body contains energy which is known as ‘qi’ by the Chinese. When this energy flow is blocked, it reduces the rate of blood circulation to the scalp and hence, the hair follicles are not well supplied with necessary nutrients to inhibit growing of hair.
Acupuncture needles are placed on spots known as ‘Soft Spots’. These soft spots are located on the body on areas known as ‘meridians’. The needles are thin, size of the hair in nature. These needles are inserted on these spots for energy release and better flow of blood to the scalp. Thus, the hair follicle roots are enriched with necessary nutrients and supplement to enhance hair growth. As a result, the hair is nourished, grows faster, stronger and thicker.
The acupuncturist inserts the needles on the soft spots with the use of tools such as plum blossom, seven-pointed star, etc. Invariably, blood flow is spread to all areas on the scalp. Body energy is also dispersed across all these areas. This then enable the scalp to inhibit hair growth from the hair follicles on the scalp. It is important to know that, the process of growing hair is a gradual one, it takes time and consistency.
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