Hair Fall in women

Hair Fall in Women 3

Most common causes of Hair Fall in Women are

PCOD (Polycystic Ovary Disease)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects a woman’s hormones and metabolism. The most common symptom is irregular menstrual periods which may be associated with pelvic pain, thinning / loss of scalp hair, Acne, oily skin, weight gain, infertility, dark patches over skin folds, unwanted hair on face and body. Acupuncture has been found to be very effective in regulating the menstrual periods and relieving the symptoms of PCOS.

Pregnancy and child birth

Pregnancy related hair loss is seen more commonly after delivery of child rather than during actual pregnancy. The mother’s blood and nutrients are largely consumed during pregnancy and delivery. Acupuncture along with proper nutrition helps restore the nutrition and hair regrowth.

Female hormones / Oral contraceptive pills

Oral contraceptive pills may cause hormonal changes which may induce hair fall. The hormonal changes during menopause may also have the same effect.


Thyroid hormone is a major regulator of metabolism as well as growth and development of the body. Both excess and deficiency of thyroid hormone may cause excessive hair fall.


Iron deficiency is the most common cause of Anaemia. Apart from excessive hair fall Anaemia may present as fatigue, headache, pale skin and cold hand & feet. Nutritional supplement of iron & folic acid along with Acupuncture is very effective in treating anaemia induced hair fall.

Nutritional Deficiency

Many proteins and vitamins are vital for hair growth. The specific nutritional supplements recommended for healthy hair growth are Biotin, Vit B12, Vit D3, Iron, Vit C, Copper, Zinc, Selenium.


The hormonal and metabolic changes during menopause may cause excessive hair fall. Additionally, menopause may cause other symptoms like hot flushes, irregular periods, urinary incontinence, mood swings, sleep disturbances, emotional stress, thin hair & dry skin. Acupuncture is very effective in helping you get through this transition smoothly.

Stress induced Hormonal Imbalance

Inappropriate diet, sleep and stressful lifestyle can cause serious imbalances in hormones and metabolism. The stress can divert the blood supply away from hair follicles. over time, excess levels of stress can lead to serious hair fall. Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow to the hair follicle and can work to regain hormonal balance of the entire body.