In tcm, the hair condition manifests the condition of our Blood, Liver and Kidneys.
Healthy hair is thick dark and glossy. To achieve healthy hair there must be an abundant flow of Kidney essence (Jing) and Liver Blood. Any deficiency may result in dull, lifeless and brittle hair and even premature hair greying and thinning.
Record shows that hair greying and thinning should start only from the late 30s to 40s for both men and women, in the natural aging process. Premature hair greying and thinning may be attributed to factors such as deficiencies in the Kidneys, Liver, Blood, Spleen and Stomach, Liver-Qi depression, or heat and dampness stagnation.
tcm Treatment for hair problems:
- External application and internal consumption of Chinese medicine
- acupuncture treatment
This treatment improves hair problems by dispelling the pathogenic factors (Blood heat, wind and dampness), and
enhancing the functions of the Liver and Kidneys.
Tips to improve Hair condition
Hair greying and hair loss is a sign of aging. The two organs responsible for major aging signs are he Liver and Kidneys. Generally, the Liver regulates the quantity of Blood and the Kidneys store the essence (Jing) of life.
“Rub a slice of fresh ginger on your receding or thinning hairline to prevent
further hair loss.”
Below are some of the food and herbs that help restore healthy hair.
Black Sesame Seeds (Heizima, 黑芝麻)
Fleeceflower Root (Heshouwu, 何首乌)
Chinese Angelica (Danggui, 当归)
Black Soybean (Heidou, 黑豆)
Prepared Rehmannia Root (Shoudihuang, 熟地黄)
Privet Seeds (Nvzhenzi, 女贞子)
Cordyceps (Dongcongxiacao, 冬虫夏草)