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Cathy Wong, ND

Cedar Essential Oil for Alopecia?

By August 26, 2013

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A condition marked by sudden hair loss, alopecia areata affects about five million Americans. While treatment typically involves use of medication, some patients turn to natural remedies to stimulate hair growth. These remedies include essential oils used in aromatherapy, including cedar essential oil (a substance also used to alleviate skin problems like acne and eczema).

Although research on cedar essential oil and its health effects is fairly limited, one small study from Archives of Dermatology found that use of an aromatherapy blend containing cedar, thyme, rosemary, and lavender) essential oils was somewhat beneficial in the treatment of alopecia areata. Patients in the study massaged the blend into their scalps every day for seven months.

Other natural therapies may aid in treatment of alopecia areata. For instance, some research suggests that undergoing hypnotherapy may benefit alopecia patients.

For more information, read my article on cedar essential oil.

Comments
August 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm
(1) callahan says:

This is nonsense. Alopecia areata is a medical disease and any treatment should be evaluated properly. (in a randomized, placebo-controlled way)

An early, uncontrolled trial of hypnotherapy worked, when the trial was tried with proper controls, no effect was seen.

Almost every study that has no control group shows a benefit. The results are meaningless, and when meaningless results are then thrown to the public, misinformation, and harm ,ensues.

September 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm
(2) may says:

Actually, this artical is true, I used cedar mixed with blackseed, it grew 75 percent of my hair back in hairloss areas. Herbs are medicine. Man medicine wouldn’t have formed without HERBS

October 5, 2013 at 5:46 am
(3) where can I get garcinia cambogia says:

Nice respond in return of this difficulty with solid arguments and
explaining everything on the topic of that.

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