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Chinese Health Gem of the Month with Rene Ng (Dom, Ap, L.Ac.): Secret Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

May 29, 2015 07:47PM

Hair loss, for most of us if not all, is inevitable. Here are some natural remedies practiced by the Chinese over several generations to address both hair thinning and hair loss:

Massage the affected area on the scalp with FRESH ginger juice. Squeeze the juice from a raw ginger root. Wait 15 minutes, then use a stimulating device such as a hair brush, tooth brush, derma-roller or scalp-scratcher to tap the affected area. Do this daily at least once (twice or three times is preferable) daily.

Take the Chinese herb Shou Wu (also known as FoTi or Polygonum). This can be purchased as a drink or in extract pill form. Shou Wu has been used by the Chinese for thousands of years to, not only address hair thinning and hair loss, but also to restore the hair’s natural color. The effects take a while to happen, so you will need to be patient.

Apply the sap from Aloe Vera plant directly to the area of the scalp being affected. Do this at least once a day.

Spend about 15 minutes breathing in fresh air that is rich with oxygen. This is best done in a wooded area or a park filled with trees. Once you feel refreshed and filled with fresh oxygen in your blood, rub your palms together until they are warm, then use them to gently tap the part of your scalp that is affected. Do this at least once a day, the more the merrier. 


Rene Ng, DOM, AP, L.Ac, is a board-certified, licensed Acupuncture Physician and Chinese Herbalist located in Sarasota, Florida. In 2014, he was voted Sarasota’s “Favorite Acupuncture Physician” for a second year in a row and was also the area’s “Favorite Anti-Aging Practitioner.” Ng can be reached at 941-773-5156 or via email at [email protected]

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