A 35-years-old female, Mrs. M. J. (PIN: L8660) reported to our clinic with the complaints of hair-loss in patches (alopecia areata) since one month. The patches were circular, approx 1-inch x 1 inch in size. She also complained of hair loss (approx 60 hair/day), dandruff, and itching on the scalp.
The quantum of hair on her scalp was gradually reducing. She had similar complaints 3 years back that had improved with Ayurvedic treatment. This time too she had taken Ayurvedic treatment for a month, but she did not experience any improvement.
Her appetite was normal. She had craving for spicy food and aversion to sour things. Her perspiration was profuse and offensive. Her sleep was sound and bowel movements were normal. Her menstrual cycles were normal.
She was working as an accountant in a firm and was staying in a joint family. She was short-tempered, and she would get angry soon and retaliate immediately. Her married life was not very happy since she would feel that her husband was not as loving and caring towards her in comparison to his brother, who she found was more caring towards his wife. She would frequently have fights regarding this issue with her husband. Also, she would compare herself with her sister-in-law and used to feel her in-laws were biased. She had a brooding tendency over the past incidents and would cry on remembering them.
There was family history of asthma, as her father had suffered from it. Other than this, there was no significant family history of any other major illness.
On the basis of above case details, she was prescribed homeopathic treatment.
Within two months of the treatment, her alopecia areata was 50% better.
By the end of four months of the homeopathic treatment, there was complete re-growth of hair on the alopecia areata patches. Her hair-loss had also reduced to about 30 strands per day which is normal. Dandruff and itching on scalp had also reduced to a great extent.
Her treatment was concluded soon thereafter.
This case highlights that homeopathy is quite effective in treating the patches of alopecia areata and in promoting the re-growth of hair successfully and safely without any side-effects.
Remark: The remedy prescribed in these cases is patient-specific i.e. it has been prescribed based on the symptoms specific to the patient at that point of time. It is advisable that the patient does not indulge in any self-medication.