A 29-years-old creative designer from Mumbai, Mr. N.C. (PIN 23082) visited Life Force on 5th July 2014 for his complaint of alopecia areata. Since three months, Mr. N.C. had noticed a bald patch on the right side of his head and a small spot on his beard region. These patches had been increasing in size. He also suffered from occasional itching over the affected areas. He had taken certain allopathic medicines and injections in the last two months with no relief.
Mr. N.C. also had generalized hair fall and thinning of hair since three to four years. He would lose about 100 to 120 strands of hair every day.
Mr. N.C. was a non-vegetarian with an average appetite. He craved for milk, eggs, chicken, and fish. He was a social drinker, who would consume alcohol once or twice every month. He had an average thirst for one to two litres of water every day. He would perspire profusely all over the body and was intolerant towards the heat. He enjoyed a sound sleep and had no complaints related to his urination or bowel movements.
Mr. N.C. was a creative designer working for a brand management company. He had an elder brother who was married. His father had expired a year ago, and his mother was a homemaker.
His father had suffered from cancer and mother was a diabetic. She also had an under-active thyroid. His brother had alopecia areata. This shows that he had a strong genetic background of autoimmune diseases.
He had undergone a tonsillectomy 15 years ago, but had not suffered from any major diseases in the past.
Mr. N.C. had a happy and well-supported childhood. He was a mild guy who used to be calm and quiet. He could not work too well under pressure and would get confused. When things would get complicated, he would get irritated and would keep quiet for some time. At home, his mother and sister-in-law would have clashes which would affect him.
His case was studied in detail by Dr. Shah and he was prescribed Phosphorus along with Dr Shah’s research-based medicines.
Two and a half months later, on 27th September 2014, he visited the clinic for a follow-up. He reported that there was a slight re-growth of hair on his scalp area, while his beard region was as it is. The mild itching that he used to have earlier was not there now. His hair fall was as it is.
On 3rd March 2015, he visited Dr. Shah after five months. He had missed his treatment as his alopecia had completely recovered on the scalp region. There was 75% improvement in his beard region too. He had noticed 50% improvement in his hair fall.
Three months later, when Mr. N.C. visited the clinic on 18th June 2015, his alopecia areata was completely cured. His bald patches were completely covered with hair and no new patches were reported during the course of treatment. His hair fall had reduced to 40 to 50 strands of hair lost per day. His dandruff was also better. Mr. N.C. continues to follow treatment for his hair fall. He is doing much better now.
This case highlights the effective role of homeopathy in treating autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata successfully and safely. Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disorder, or a disorder in which our immune system mistakenly destroys our own body’s hair follicles. It is a disease occurring due to an internal derangement, requiring internal medicines, rather than just external applications. Homeopathy helps in obtaining complete recovery from alopecia areata effectively and without any side-effects.
- Written by Dr Amrita S, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah