Posted by Jarad (Auckland, New Zealand) on 07/11/2008
[YEA] Bach Flowers For Hair Growth.
First off, thank you for this fantastic site. It has really helped me.
I will give you a run down of my situation as I feel it's all-relevant in some way or another.
For many years, about 17 years (starting when I was 21) I have been worried about my hair, which has always been quite fine. Because I thought it was thinning I read all I could and searched out remedies etc. As I didn't want to admit it to anyone I felt isolated. I really worked myself into a state by constantly checking in the mirror at home and where ever I went. The problem with this is that all mirrors have different lighting and some lighting makes hair look thinner etc. It was like I wanted confirmation and then some way of tracking the process so I could see if what I was trying as a remedy was working. I tried topical herbal solutions. One called Nioxin (the shampoo basically makes your hair thicker). This made me feel better but it didn't really help my state, which was basically, secretly underneath it all,...anxiety. But I kept spending $ on these things and vitamins. I had developed a kind of dread. I had real insecurity.
I visited a few natural doctors, Chinese, Ayurvedic etc. about this and general things. I discovered I had quite low blood pressure.
I started using Tumric, fennel, Cumin, Basil, Cardimon, Coriander and Cinimon.
I went to a herbalist who muscle tested me and reckoned that my thinning hair was caused by dairy products and hormonal reasons. I could cut out the dairy, but the hormonal thing, I had no idea why that was. But I got herbs off her to deal with this. And I felt better.
She also said my tests told her that dipping my head bellow my knees regularly for 60 seconds would help (I thought at the time this was silly. But now I think it's a very good idea).
I was always looking at other men to see if they where balding as a way of either feeling better that I had more hair than them or thinking "Oh no that's how I will be".
I had a very uncomfortable feeling. I would wake up feeling gutted. So did a lot of meditation to deal with these awful feelings. But I was addicted to looking and checking. My scalp felt tight so I randomly massaged it.
I had a hair analysis test about 3 years ago and went on a homeopathic detox because of high lead. It also showed Amalgam. After this detox I took Chlorella tablets for months. By this time I had decided that my thinning hair was because of stress and these heavy metals. This test also said I had a Thyroid issue, being under active (Even though I'm quite skinny).
I kept using the Nioxin topical treatment (which really just makes hair look thicker I think).
Over the years, at times I perceived that my hair was getting thicker, but I think it was just as it was at the time just different lighting and hair cuts. And after this sense of wow its growing thicker now, I would then have panic attacks when I saw in certain lights that it was indeed getting worse.
Its all about the tracking and gauging what's happening and then the reaction + or -. A real roller coaster of emotions. My state was not about acceptance. It was a battle.
What I felt all along, deep down, was that "This is not how things are meant to be" This is why I was searching for a remedy. Not just because I was vain. Maybe this is because there WAS a solution to my hair thinning, I didn't feel acceptance of my condition.
About a year and a half ago I started to seriously search the inter net for cures. I found lots of herbal remedies and was about to send off for some but thought I would just go the local health food shop and get the free herbalist to make me up a combo of the herbs these products contained, Saw Palmetto etc, for DHT blocking etc.
I did this for 6 months or so. I didn't perceive much difference.
I went to my Anthrosophic doctor about 10 months ago who suggested I take Iscador (Mistletoe homeopathic by Weleda) by injection, which I did myself. This he said would boost my immunity and cause my hair to grow thicker. I was taking it 3 times a week. You must have this prescribed to get it and use under supervision.
I was taking Saw Palmetto, Thyro Vital Complex (with L-Tyrosine, Withania, Kelp, vitamin + minerals) Life Stream's "Skin" (Aloe Vera, Horsetail, Gotu Kola, Grape Seed) Vit B complex, Fish Oil. MRI brand "Multi Complete" and Cell Salts (all 12 combo). Also I have always and still have a good, natural, hole food diet with small amounts of meat and fish.
At this time I found the Earth Clinic web site. I started the suggestions; rubbing my fingernails together. I also took a deep breath, dipped my head bellow my knees and while holding the breath, gently pushed my fingers from my neck down my side burns and down my forehead and held at my hairline for a few moments, Then coming back up and breathing out. I did this morning and night.
I also started using a Plumb Blossom Hammer, which is a small acupressure tapping hammer with little needles. I was tapping my scalp all over till it was all red twice a day.
I perceived that my hair was in fact getting thicker by this regime.
Shortly after this I became very emotional and upset about other things. I thought that these issues where caused by the Iscador, or the scalp tapping, so I stopped and my regime was crushed. I soon felt that my hair was once again thinning. I also felt the Saw Palmetto wasn't really doing anything. On top of these stuck feelings I realised I had an odd ringing in my left ear that sounded like mores code. I was beside myself! I felt like my body was malfunctioning, and I was looking and checking everything trying to track these new rapidly appearing symptoms. I called all kinds of practitioners to find some clues to it. I was physically exhausted through lack of sleep from the stress.
I got great relief from a Japanese acupressure technique called Shin Jin Jitsu. This really helped my emotional turmoil, amazing.
I went to a Homeopath who gave me a homeopathic called Wiesbaden (aqua 5c, use under supervision of Homeopath). This he said would grow my hair. He also said that the Plumb Blossom Hammer does work but that I didn't need it, just his remedy. I took it for about a month 3 x a day. Not sure if it worked.
I went back to the Anthrosophic doctor. My Thyroid was normal now, and so too was my blood pressure (which had been low)
My scalp started to smell this I think was from using the Plumb Blossom Hammer. I got rid of the smell by applying coconut oil over night a few times as suggested on Earth Clinic. It worked.
I got my last Amalgam filling removed and went back to the Earth Clinic web site and found the Oil Pulling suggestion. I did this and my week feeling, sensitive gums felt better. I was also inspired by the promised heavy metal removal. So I did it every morning (and have been doing so for 6 months). I do sesame mostly. Coconut oil works for my sensitive gums, just twice. Weleda Herbal Toothpaste (silica based).
I did the oil pulling while fingernail rubbing for 10 minutes each morning. Then two glasses of water one with cider vinegar. Deep breathing and head below the knees for a few moment regularly over the day. I also started the hair brushing suggestion on this site, which I did twice a day.
So now back to my hair worries. I felt this terrible knot in my stomach, and at times in my heart. Again at this time I went to a place I had gone to 4 years ago that helped me sort out my health. They use a machine that reads the meridians from my fingers and toes. This gives a picture of how the organs are functioning inside the body. The practitioner is very skilled at the choosing homeopathic treatments and diet based on the readings.
(They can test substances on the body also. Most of the vitamins tested they on me where fine but the COATINGS on the tablets and capsules where BAD (So I recommend washing the paint like gunk of your tablets and empty the capsules out). They said that as the tablet goes through your body it is accompanied by this coating and your body will reject both as waste not nutrient.)
They ultimately said my body was not absorbing nutrients because of my emotional imbalance. They prescribed me a Bach Flower combination. This really helped. I went back and they gave me a new combo to deal with other emotional issues, my absorption was getting better with my feelings. The following month they said my absorption of nutrients was even better. I told them that the yucky feelings where pretty much gone, I was feeling like myself again. They then prescribed another homeopathic and a new combo of Bach Flower remedies, but this time for my SCALP. Some how they ascertained that my scalp was stressed and this was why my hair was thinning. I was to put 5 drops in an eggcup half filled with good water and then simply apply it to the whole scalp twice a day.
The combination of Bach Flowers would be dependent on your personal stress reasons.
Within two weeks I had noticed a change in my scalp. Deep down I felt that this was the real solution! I ran out of Nioxin shampoo and stopped it. It tested no good for me anyway. I also stopped the Plumb Blossom Hammering.
The next visit and they said my absorption of nutrients was excellent now and I was feeling so much better.
Into the second month and my hair is definitely getting thicker.
My dad is going bald and his dad is bald. So I had figured maybe its just hereditary. But my dad didn't start thinning till he was in his late 40s. But I also know that this was probably his most stress full work heavy time of his life being self-employed. So I feel that it is actually stress in my family that is the issue. I have been self- employed for 17 years and quite a stress sensitive person. This is held in my scalp but the Bach Flowers relax it. I will see what happens now that this cycle has been interrupted with continued use.
So if it is stress for you, try Bach Flowers. It's also no good having uncomfortable feelings full stop. These must be relieved for good health and proper nutrient absorption.
I am not sure exactly if it's just the Bach Flowers applied to the scalp or if it's a combo of the oil pulling, rubbing nails together, hair-brushing technique etc. Or maybe the removal of my amalgam fillings.
I figure that doing it all can't hurt. But listen to yourself above all.
THANK YOU AGAIN EARTH CLINIC!!! (I tell every one about you. One guy said the Oil Pulling fixed his gum infection)