A 29-years-old female, Mrs. R.P. (PIN: 9623) visited Life Force on 15th May 2007 for the treatment of alopecia areata. She was suffering from alopecia areata from the past two and a half years. She was having large bald spots over the vertex region. She had used oral and local steroids and homeopathic medicines as well. She got a temporary relief in hair fall, but there was no hair regrowth.
She was a known case of hypothyroidism and was on thyroid supplements since the last two years. This could be the reason for her poor response to steroids. She was a regular visitor of our website and she had learnt that the thyroid levels must be evaluated in cases of alopecia, so she took the initiative and got herself tested. And, she was detected to be hypothyroid. She consulted an endocrinologist and started with eltroxin. Despite this, there was no expected hair regrowth. Finally, she came to take homeopathic treatment under the guidance of Dr. Rajesh Shah. She had a deep faith in Dr. Shah’s treatment. Her case was studied in detail.
She also had a strong family history of autoimmune diseases. Her sister had alopecia areata, and her father was suffering from diabetes mellitus.
She had a strong craving for non-vegetarian food, particularly chicken and spicy food. Her bowel habits and micturition were normal. She would get profuse perspiration over the palms and soles. She was more tolerant to the cold as compared to heat.
Mrs. R.P was a housewife. Her husband was an engineer, who was working in a private company in Pune. She was a fun-loving person, and she would like to be amongst company. Because of her illness, she had developed many negative thoughts. She was very anxious about her alopecia areata. Mrs. R.P was sensitive by nature, and she could cry easily. She could not control her tears even while narrating her complaints. This condition had made her life very miserable, and she had become socially withdrawn. She felt deep embarrassment, when she would be outdoors and people would notice her. She would tie a silk muffler over her head, however even that was conspicuous.
Dr. Shah studied her case in detail and prescribed research-based homeopathic medicines.
In the initial two months of the treatment, there was 30% improvement in her alopecia areata. There was hair regrowth on the large bald spot over the vertex region. Hair fall had stopped completely, and there were no new spots of alopecia areata.
In all her further follow-ups, she showed improvement in her alopecia areata.
In one and a half years of regular homeopathic treatment, she recovered completely from her alopecia areata. For her hypothyroidism, she had to continue thyroid supplements.
She was extremely happy with the treatment. Her faith was perfect, and her actions were justified.
This case highlights that homeopathy is highly effective in promoting complete recovery from alopecia areata safely without any side-effects.
- Written by Dr. G.A.J, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah