Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that causes the rapid onset of round patches of baldness. The cause of alopecia areata is unknown, although in some cases, alopecia areata has been associated with autoimmune diseases.

People are often in good health. In approximately one-fifth of people who develop alopecia areata, there is a family history.
Natural Remedies for Alopecia Areata

In most people with alopecia areata, hair usually grows back within a year without any treatment. The following are some natural remedies that have been explored for alopecia areata.

1) Essential Oils

A double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the use of a combination of essential oils or a placebo oil in 86 people with alopecia areata. The combination oil was a mixture of thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils in a mixture of carrier oils (jojoba and grapeseed). This oil was massaged into the scalp daily. The control group used only the carrier oils for their massage, also daily.

After 7 months, 19 (44%) of 43 people using the essential oil blend showed an improvement compared with 6 (15%) of 41 people in the control group. Although no side effects were associated with the topical application of essential oils, they may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Hair loss in women is most common during menopause due to hormone fluctuation. You can check your hormone profile with your physician particularley your thyroid hormone. You can verify if you have low thyroid hormone by measuring under the arm temperature upon rising in the morning which suppose to be 97.8F to 98.2 F or 36.8 C to 37.2 C. Lower temperature below the lower limit indicates hypothyrodism or low thyroid. Higher temperature above the higher limits indicates hyperthyrodism. Both can be corrected by using Bioidential Hormone Treatment, using natural/herbal supplements.
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Author's Bio: 

Dr. George Grant, Ph.D., I.M.D.
Specialist in Integrative Medicine