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Do you know the causes of oily hair loss? TCM can help you understand

Oily hair loss is a common hair problem, usually caused by excessive sebum secretion on the scalp. Excessive sebum secretion can make the hair greasy and the scalp oily, which can easily lead to scalp inflammation and hair loss. In addition, oily scalp is also prone to adsorb harmful substances such as dust, dirt, and bacteria, which can block hair follicles and scalp pores, leading to abnormal hair growth and accelerated hair loss.

In addition to excessive sebum secretion and scalp inflammation, other possible causes of oily hair loss include genetic factors, lifestyle, malnutrition, and hormonal changes. These factors may affect scalp health and hair follicle growth, leading to thinning and hair loss.

Therefore, for patients with oily hair loss, measures should be taken to control scalp sebum secretion and maintain scalp cleanliness and health. In addition, reasonable lifestyle, dietary habits, and nutrient intake are also crucial for hair health.

How to care for oily hair loss?

Proper hair care is also very important for oily hair loss problems. It is recommended to choose mild shampoo and conditioner and avoid using hair products containing chemical ingredients. At the same time, frequent hair washing may stimulate the scalp to produce more oil. When combing the hair, it should be as gentle as possible, without pulling or tugging with force. In addition, scalp massage and hot towel application can also help improve scalp health. Using a hot towel can promote blood circulation in the scalp and increase nutrient supply. At the same time, scalp massage can promote scalp metabolism and eliminate excess oil and dirt.

When using traditional Chinese medicine to treat oily hair loss, patients are usually advised to change their diet habits, avoid excessive consumption of greasy and spicy foods, and increase the intake of fiber and vitamin-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In addition, traditional Chinese medicine theory believes that hair growth and nutrition are closely related to liver and kidney function. Therefore, some Chinese herbs such as goji berries, rehmannia, and angelica can be used to tonify the liver and kidney, nourish blood and promote hair growth, and help alleviate oily hair loss problems.

Preventing oily hair loss can be accomplished through various methods, including the following measures:

  1. Dietary changes: Increasing the intake of foods rich in vitamins and minerals, such as green vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish, can promote scalp and hair health.

  2. Scalp hygiene: Maintaining scalp cleanliness and regular hair washing can reduce oil and impurities on the scalp, which can help prevent oily hair loss. However, over-cleaning should be avoided, as it may irritate the scalp and cause dryness.

  3. Using suitable shampoo: Selecting a shampoo that is suitable for oily hair can control oil secretion, keep hair clean, and reduce the occurrence of oily hair loss.

  4. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment: Traditional Chinese medicine offers various treatments for oily hair loss, such as acupuncture, scalp massage, and herbal hair washes. Herbal hair washes, such as the "Tou Dao Tang" can soothe the scalp and improve oily hair loss symptoms.

Overall, preventing oily hair loss requires comprehensive treatment, including dietary adjustments, scalp hygiene, using suitable shampoo, and traditional Chinese medicine treatment.

How does traditional Chinese medicine treat oily hair loss?

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the main cause of oily hair loss is due to factors such as damp-heat internal accumulation, poor blood circulation, and insufficient kidney qi, which can damage the hair follicles on the scalp. Therefore, the main method of traditional Chinese medicine to treat oily hair loss is to adjust the internal environment of the body and improve the growth environment of hair follicles to achieve the goal of controlling hair loss.

Acupuncture is a commonly used traditional Chinese medicine treatment method, which can improve scalp blood circulation, promote hair follicle nutrition supply, and accelerate hair growth by stimulating acupuncture points on the head. Head scraping, on the other hand, stimulates scalp meridians, regulates body blood and qi flow, and improves scalp metabolism and hair follicle health.

Severe oiliness of the hair can lead to hair loss.

Oily scalp can result in various scalp problems, such as dandruff, scalp inflammation, and oily hair loss. Excessive sebum production can clog hair follicles and roots, leading to hair lacking in nutrients and oxygen, ultimately resulting in hair thinning and loss. In addition, the sebum on the scalp can also attract dust and dirt from the air, making hair appear greasy, dull, and lacking freshness, affecting one's appearance and confidence. Therefore, proper hair care and oil control are crucial for people with oily scalp.

Compared to other methods, why choose traditional Chinese medicine to treat oily hair loss?

The advantage of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treating oily hair loss lies in its comprehensive approach, which includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, and other methods. It can adjust the balance of Yin and Yang in the human body, promote blood circulation and metabolism, improve the condition of the scalp, and thus achieve the effect of treating oily hair loss. Compared to the single approach of Western medicine, TCM places more emphasis on comprehensive treatment, not just targeting symptoms, but also focusing on adjusting the overall balance of the body.

Compared to the chemical drug treatments of Western medicine, TCM's methods for treating oily hair loss are more natural and gentle, avoiding the side effects of chemical drugs. Additionally, TCM treatment is a long-term process that requires patients to adjust their daily diet, rest and other aspects of life while regulating their bodies, in order to form good habits and improve the body's ability to self-regulate.

In summary, TCM treatment for oily hair loss is a more comprehensive and natural approach, which can effectively improve scalp health and prevent oily hair loss from recurring.

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