Skin: Alopecia areata (hair loss): 3 Cases

About Alopecia

Alopecia areata is a patchy or total hair loss condition that usually affects the scalp but can also affect body hair. Onset is usually quite rapid, with loss of hair in round patches. It is generally considered to be incurable, but I have succeeded in restoring the hair of a number of these patients.

Occurring at any age, alopecia is most likely due to the body’s immune system damaging hair follicles by “turning off” their ability to grow. It is a so-called “autoimmune” condition where one's immune system for some reason, (e.g.stress), turns itself against patches of hair follicles in the skin.

About 50% of these patients recover spontaneously within 6 to 12 months but others may permanentlylose part or even all of their hair.

Wheatgrass extract can assist recovery of alopecia

Although quite a common condition, there is no known medical cure for alopecia. However, the application of wheatgrass extract to the hairless areas restored the hair of these three patients.

Case No. 1

This 28 year old Japanese woman suffered from alopecia areata for 5 years. Note the large, readily visible bald patch on the back of her scalp. Numerous treatments failed.

She began applying wheatgrass extract twice a week, and after just four months treatment, her hair had completely recovered.

Fig. 1. Alopecia areata. Present 5 years.

Fig. 2.  4 February ’03. Complete recovery 4 months later. This photograph was taken 2 months after recovery.

Case No. 2

This young boy lost most of his hair 5 years before he began wheatgrass treatment. His parents had spent a small fortune on dermatologists and medications to no avail. His mother was skeptical about using a “herbal remedy”, but when she saw some small tufts of new hair appear, she decided to persevere with the treatment.

After 11 months' treatment, you can see in the photo on the right that hair now covers his entire head.

It may take a year for the hair to recover, so it is important to persevere. Experience also, has taught me that “less is best” when wheatgrass is used for alopecia (and many other conditions). For instance, for alopecia, I would recommend it once weekly only - (a light spray only), and persevere.

Prior to commencement of wheatgrass treatment.

8 months later. New tufts of hair appearing.

10 months after commencement of treatment. Hair is robust, growing strongly and almost completely covering the scalp.

After 10 months treatment, mother is pleased:

“Everything continues to improve. F’s hair is growing strong and the gaps are slowly merging together. Still a way to go but on top of his head the hair is thick and healthy. We are all thrilled with the progress. He even shampooed his hair the other day, something he has not done in 4 years!!!!!

Case No. 3.

This little boy lost more than 50% of his hair when he was two years old. He then fully recovered after wheatgrass treatment which took 10 months. Fortunately for him, his grandmother never gave up.

Grandmother’s story:

“Doctor, I have a 6 year old grandson who lives with me. He was diagnosed with alopecia when he was 2 years old. We have taken him to several different doctors. They have given him shots, vitamins, herbs. We have taken him out of town to specialists. We have spent several hundred dollars, out of pocket, trying to find a cure.  All the doctors say the same thing, “There is no cure.”

The kids in his school laughed at D and called him mean names. He likes school, but he would come home crying. My girlfriend got on the internet and found “Wheatgrass extract”. She ordered some and gave it to D. I had him use it every day – just once a day. His hair appeared to be coming in so I bought 2 more so not to run out. D now has a full head of hair and I give “Wheatgrass” all the credit. It is amazing. I have told everyone about “Wheatgrass” and have shown these pictures to back up the facts.

Thank you so much for your product. I am in your debt.

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January 2007. Severe alopecia. 4 y.o. child. Treatment with wheatgrass extract commenced.

 

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3 months later. Note new tufts of hair beginning to appear.

 

9 months. Full head of hair.

These three successful cases, including a number of others where I have seen hair restored, supports the use of wheatgrass extract for treating this condition. It is also important to bear in mind that “less is best” when using the extract. I recommend applying a small amount of wheatgrass extract once a week - and persevere.

Read more about alopecia areata (Wikipedia)

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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