Herbal and natural treatment success stories?

I have had alopecia areata for about 6 years now and had lost most of the hair on my head, but am at the stage now where i have several patches of dark hair, several patches of white fuzzy hair and only a couple with no hair. This gives me hope but i want more progress and am determined to make this happen.
I am not interested in steroid injections anymore or chemical medications so I am starting to try different herbal and natural remedies.
I want to hear your success (or failure) stories. Tell me what remedies have helped you and what remedies did nothing.
Right now I am taking silica gel, using essential oils for shampoo and massage, drinking kombucha tea and a couple other things here and there.
I'm starting to get the feeling that applying things topically as well as taking things internally are part of the trick..thoughts?
Thank you! <3

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Comment by Paty on November 11, 2011 at 7:07am
I went to an Indian store and the man working there saw my bald spots and swore by a neem shampoo and an oil which many Indian woman use on their scalp to make healthy. Ive been using for some time now and i have the fuzz in my patches. As soon as my boyfriend crawls outta bed ill get the names and letchu know. Hate to wake him on his day off.

Have a great morning halina.
Comment by Paty on November 11, 2011 at 9:11am
Its called alma hair oil and its imposed from India. Just realize it has anti oxidant in it which is awesome.
Comment by Paty on November 11, 2011 at 9:11am
Not imposed but imported. Darn cell phone.
Comment by Sidney Prescott on November 12, 2011 at 5:35am

thank you Paty i'm going to look into this Amla oil i believe its called when i looked it up? I'll see if my local health food store has some. thanks!

Comment by Paty on November 12, 2011 at 6:11am
Its green and so is the neem shampoo. Been doin totally organic and both are all natural. Good luck =]
Comment by Stacy on November 12, 2011 at 3:06pm

Ive been using Hair Essentials from Naturalwellbeing.com and have had good success. My story is on there under their review section. It obviously doesnt prevent the loss but it does help speed up the regrowth process. Check out the reviews and what the company has to say about the product, it makes sense as to why it works. You should try it for at least 3 months although I started seeing results after a few weeks.. and the best part is if it doesnt work out for you it is fully refundable. btw Ive had AA for about 9 years now and this is my second time losing my entire head of hair. Good luck!!! :)

Comment by Stacy on November 12, 2011 at 3:07pm
ps.. looks like your just across the ocean from me, Im in Powell River :)
Comment by Lindy Hudis on November 12, 2011 at 3:15pm

I take biotin, and it has helped me greatly.

Comment by Sherry Schaefer on November 12, 2011 at 3:23pm

Hi Halina, Have you heard of the aromatherapy protocol published in a certain medical journal? I can't remember which journal but it was a randomized, double-blind controlled trial lasting 7 months. The aromatherapy blend uses 4 oils in a base of 2 carrier oils. I started using it within a couple months of my first areata episode and I did grow my hair back. Was it the oils? Who knows, but it might be worth a try. I did acupuncture at the same time. Here's the link where I last found it archderm If it's no longer there, let me know, I have the protocol (the 'recipe') on my hard drive. It doesn't smell bad.

Comment by Sherry Schaefer on November 12, 2011 at 3:26pm

Something else to consider is going on an anti-inflammatory diet. Everyone with an autoimmune disease should be on it - probably everyone, period. Dr Andrew Weil has a good one. It stresses avoiding processed foods and concentrating on whole foods. And green tea!

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