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Alopecia – Massaging With Essential Oil Mixes

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Alopecia is when hair falls from the scalp in tufts or bunches causing balding. It is caused due to autoimmune malfunction where the immune system sets on destroying the body’s own specific tissues – scalp and hair follicles being few of them.

Massaging with essential oil mixes may benefit this condition. Please note--all of the three oils mentioned below should be used with two drops each in two ounces of suitable carrier oil.

Top Note: Sage oil. This oil is an immune stimulant. It may thus promote the healthy function and restoration of the immune malfunction. Contraindication: Since it causes drowsiness, it is not to be used before driving, operating machinery, etc., or consuming alcohol. It is an emmenagogue.

Middle Note: Lavender oil. This oil is generally used in skin care and may enable damaged scalp skin to recover. Lavender essential oil is also used for hair care and may promote hair growth. Contraindication: Lavender is an emmenagogue and excessive use has shown to cause dermatitis, and irritation of mucus membranes.

Base Note: Cedar wood oil. This oil serves as a deterrent to growth of harmful micro-organisms and thus address such issues if they are the cause of excessive hair fall. Contraindication: This oil is also an emmenagogue and a skin irritant.

Carrier Oil: Sunflower oil

Head massages will improve blood circulation in the arterial capillaries of the scalp which feed and nourish your hair follicles. Many times the capillaries are weak or have inadequacies that constrict the flow of blood that carries nutrients to hair and make the hair unhealthy over a period of time.

A single massage session of the head can last up to 15 minutes.

 You may start with the front of your head and move on to the back using just the fingertips.
 The massage will employ small circular movements and slight pressure.
 Start from the bridge of the neck moving along in a straight line over the scalp and down to the nape of your neck.
 Next have your bladder meridian massaged from the inner corner of the eye to the crown of your head.

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