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Alternative Medicine that Works for Regular Folks


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Hair Loss Remedy
by Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc

Brian is the founder of the Pulse of Oriental Medicine, medical professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.

Brian Carter, acupuncturist, herbalist, and author

Well, before we get into the nuts and the bolts of my reviews of various solutions, I must say that the search for a hair loss remedy is much like the search for a quick and easy weight loss solution - there are lots of options, lots of opinions, and lots of scams.

So let's try to steer clear of the scams, base things on reliable authorities, and find you something good... or at least not waste your money.

One of the most famous, of course, is the Hair Club for Men and Women. They say that since 1976, Hair Club has been the
#1 Alternative Hair Loss Remedy in America!
And we know that anything hair related that survived the 1970's must be robust, because that was a tough time for hair. Their home page is also important to view because, as we know, balding people are not allowed to make out in front of fireplaces until they fix their hair problems. (Joking aside- I'm filtering out the bad hair loss remedy websites and only showing you good ones).

Don't get them wrong- their hair loss treatment is not (as the photo on this page would suggest) to just use your sexy look 6 hours a day until your hair grows back. That same page talks about bad hair loss remedies, gives 3 hair suggestions, and discusses hair transplantation and medications.

In my own tradition, Chinese medicine, the herb he shou wu (pronounced heh show woo; aka polygonum) is said to be good for hair loss and prematurely graying hair. But I'd fully investigate the medical options below first, and if I tried he shou wu, it would be with a figurative grain a salt.

Medical Hair Loss Remedies and Info:

Probably the most comprehensive and authoritative portal site for hair loss medicine is on MedLinePlus. For example, they have a treatment related link to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Check out for the medical information on hair loss, and credible hair loss remedies.

You can view free webcasts from doctors about hair loss and what really works as a hair loss remedy at Hair Loss Central.

And that should be plenty to give you an idea of what will really work as a hair loss remedy. Let me just give you a couple of pointers about avoiding scams on the internet before you go:

  • Beware sites that display loads of ads, especially with pictures and constantly changing images
  • Always considering the authority/expertise of the source - what science are they referring to? How many credible, educated doctors support a particular hair loss remedy?

Good searching!

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