Female hair loss

In females, hair loss is usually seen after menopause and postpartum. Unlike male hair loss patterns where hairline recession is most noticeable, female hair loss patterns normally start thinning on the top of their scalps and rarely lead to total hair loss. The Ludwig scale grades severity of alopecia in females.


Hair loss (Alopecia) is no longer a trademark of only middle aged male. It is now prevalent in females as well as in younger generations. Rapidly changing society and high-stress lives are accelerating hair loss for all demographics.

Genetic factors are the most common cause of female hair loss. However, other factors such as stress, hormonal imbalances, side effects from medications, irregular diets which result in nutritional deficiency and unhealthy habits can cause hair loss as well.

In the Oriental medicine approach, we focus on correcting the imbalances of the body by providing optimal conditions for hair growth using acupuncture and herbal medicine. Everyone has different causes of hair loss and different scalp conditions. When hair loss is increasing it is best to find a professional and receive a proper diagnosis. If it requires treatment you should start it as soon as possible. Timing is key, and the earlier you act, the better and faster results you will see.