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 Tinna Ros on November 12, 2011 at 4:34pm

Hi Sherry Schaefer... do you know which oils were used in this trial??? Is it something we can blend ourselfs??

Comment by Sue on November 12, 2011 at 5:07pm

On the advice of my Homeopath (who is also a qualified Dr) I am drinking 50ml Aloe Juice daily and rubbing 99.9% pure Aloe Gel on my bald patches, bit too early to say if it's working.

Comment by Sue on November 12, 2011 at 5:07pm

On the advice of my Homeopath (who is also a qualified Dr) I am drinking 50ml Aloe Juice daily and rubbing 99.9% pure Aloe Gel on my bald patches, bit too early to say if it's working.

Comment by Rebecca Cox on November 12, 2011 at 6:28pm

I have been using a scalp treatment called Nioxin from a walmart salon and taking hair, skin and nail vitamins made by pharmasure that I get at Rite Aid. I noticed similiar patches of hair when I started using this and I now have a full head of hair. I also have both of my eyebrows and all my lashes again. My hair has been growing strong for about a year and a half. I hope yours comes back strong too. Best wishes to you :)

Comment by emmettbrown on November 12, 2011 at 6:42pm

Have you tried a gluten and/or dairy-free diet? That turned out to be the root of my alopecia areata problem. One thing you might also want to note - since AA is an autoimmune disorder, you might want to try avoiding anything that cranks up your immune system. For instance, I was taking a green tea supplement when my first outbreak started and it exacerbated things because it is a powerful immune booster. It was like throwing gas on a fire. I also have problems with zinc due to this.

Comment by linda carraway on November 12, 2011 at 7:26pm

I use Nioxin shampoo and scalp therapy. I've used it off and on for 25 years,it helps keep the scalp clean so you get stronger roots. I 've also just stated taking a multi vit. and iron,I do have more growth in the slick spots on either side above the ears. That area has been slick for about 14 yrs.

Comment by FooLing on November 12, 2011 at 8:06pm
Ehh..I got AU last year,since April I started using Chinese herb.My doctor has a lot of experience he saix that he cured many of this case,Now I had some fuzzy hair.According to my condition,he suggest me drinking RED tea,because green tea is "cold" in Chinese medcine theroy.
Comment by KimF4L on November 12, 2011 at 8:28pm

has red tea worked?

Comment by FooLing on November 12, 2011 at 8:34pm
I think it's the medicine(herb) that works.....He told me that I shouldn't drink things like cola,red tea is almost the only beverage i should drink...
Comment by Djuna on November 12, 2011 at 10:44pm

I've had AA for almost 15 years now. Nobody in my family has it and I've always felt it was something internal. A year ago I also lost the rest of my body hair except for some eyelashes and some hair on my upper legs. I started seeing a medical intuitive. I was a little skeptical although I grew up with lots of alternative medicine but this person came highly recommended. She cleared a lot of things out and told me to stop eating dairy and that my entire body was covered with mucus from the inside (gross!). I didn't listen right away but I just felt awful all the time. Lots of congestion, wheezing, itchy eyes and more hair falling out. I had been to an allergist but he said I might have food sensitivities but that they couldn't measure that since my reaction wasn't immediate. So finally a few months later I stopped eating dairy and also nuts. I felt a lot better. And about 9 months later some hair started to grow. And then one day I had to start shaving my legs. I NEVER thought I had any kind of food issues. But I strongly believe that it was an underlying issue all this time. I NEVER had any symptoms other then my hair falling out. I recently went to see an NAET (allergy elimination treatment) practitioner. I can now eat most of the foods that I was sensitive too and my hair is still growing. Only time will tell whether my hair will grow back or not. But I think I've finally gotten to the source. So I don't have any particular products that you can use but maybe my journey will help someone else here.

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