Alopecia areata (hair loss) recovery. 3 Cases

About Alopecia

Alopecia areata causes patchy and sometimes total hair loss, usually on the scalp, but also on other parts of the body and it can occur at any age. Hair loss is most likely due to the body’s immune system damaging hair follicles thereby “turning off” their ability to grow – i.e. an “autoimmune” condition.

About 50% of these patients recover spontaneously within 6 to 12 months but sometimes hair loss is permanent.

Wheatgrass can assist recovery of alopecia

Alopecia areata is quite a common condition that causes patchy and sometimes complete hair loss, most often on the scalp. It occurs at any age and is considered to be due to the body’s immune system attacking hair follicles and “turning off” their abiltiy to grow.

About 50% recover spontaneously within 6 to 12 months, but others can suffer permanent hair loss. Supposedly, there is no cure recovering completely using wheatgrass extract.

Treatment instructions

Apply a little wheatgrass extract to the affected area twice a week (Monday, Friday) and persevere for at least 12 months. Sometimes, hair re-growth can appear after only several weeks’ treatment. Do not overtreat.

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 had not worked for her. She began applying wheatgrass extract several times a week, and just four months after commencing treatment, (twice weekly), her hair had recovered completely.

Large area of hair loss in female due to alopecia areata - pre-wheatgrass treatment
Fig. 1. 14 Aug. ’02. Alopecia areata. Present 5 years, prior to treatment with wheatgrass extract.
Hair loss recovers with wheatgrass
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 prior to wheatgrass treatment. His parents had spent a small fortune on dermatologists and medications that had little or no effect.

The boy’s mother was skeptical about using a “herbal remedy”, but when some small tufts of new hair appeared, she was more enthusiastic and persevered.

It may take a year for hair to recover, but in most cases, perseverance paid off. One important thing I have learned over time is that “less is best” when using wheatgrass for  healing. In this young boy, twice weekly application would most likely have been a better way.

severe hair loss of 9 year old boy due to alopecia - pre wheatgrass treatment
August, 2007. Treatment commenced with daily wheatgrass extract.
alopecia areata: young boy's hair recovering after 8 months treatment with wheatgrass extract
March, 2008 – 8 months treatment with wheatgrass extract. New tufts of hair appearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hair recovery of child with alopecia areata after 9 months wheatgrass treatment
April, 2008 – 9 months – hair now covers most of scalp.
full recovery of hair in 9 year old boy after 11 months treatment with wheatgrass extract
June, 2008 – 11 months after commencement of treatment. Hair is robust, growing strongly and almost completely covering the scalp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s comment:
“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.

In this case, the little boy lost more than 50% of his hair when he was two. He has since fully recovered after wheatgrass treatment, but it took 10 months. Fortunately, his grandmother never gave up.

Grandmother’s story:

“Doctor, my name is C. W. 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.

Ms. C. W. Ohio, USA. November, 2007

Severe alopecia in 4 year old boy before commencing wheatgrass extract treatment
January 2007. Severe alopecia. 4 y.o. child. Treatment with wheatgrass extract commenced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full recovery of hair in young child with wheatgrass extract
After 9 months the child has a full head of hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chris Reynolds.