Chinese medicine believes that bad emotions, stagnation of liver qi,depression, anxiety and stress is closely related to hair loss. How to prevent from hair loss?In addition to keeping a good lifestyle and actively going to the hospitals for hair loss treatment, you can also try pressure points for hair growth therapy,since the benefits is that you can do it anywhere!
Daily acupuncture massage helps to promote blood circulation in the head, and maintain the hair.
In this article, we look at what hair growth pressure points are, location, and how to stimulate them.
What causes hair loss
- Genetic factors, such as:androgenetic alopecia;
- Folliculitis, anxiety, smoking, postpartum, and certain immune diseases are also related to androgenetic alopecia;
- Autoimmune factors;
- Mental factors;
- Drug side effects;
- Infection, certain infections such as fungal and bacterial infections;
- Scalp trauma;
- Some habits of hairdressing etc;
How to protect hair daily
In addition to hair loss caused by genetic factors (androgenetic alopecia) cannot be prevented, keeping daily lifestyle is helpful for prevention of other types of hair loss. In daily life, you can do:
- Minimize perm and hair dyeing;
- Keep relaxed and avoid prolonged stress and anxiety;
- Choose a comfortable hairpin and don’t tie your hair too tightly;
- Don’t comb your hair too hard;
- Choose the shampoo and conditioner that suit your hair;
- Adequate intake of protein and other nutrients to ensure the basic nutrients for hair growth;
- Intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure the body’s basic vitamin needs.
Best Pressure Points For Hair Growth
Location:In depression midway between the tip of the medial malleolus and the attachment of the achilles tendon.
Chinese medicine believes that hair is the outer appearance of the kidneys.The vitality of body originates from the kidneys,which is produced by the kidney Qi. The vitality can stimulate and promote the growth of hair. Therefore, if you want hair growth, it is very important to invigorate your kidneys. In addition to dietary conditioning, moxibustion on the acupoints of the Kidney Meridian is also a good choice for nourishing the kidney. Moxibustion on KI 3(Taixi) point can nourish the kidneys and pass kidney Qi to all parts of the body, and help grow hair.
Location:Directly above ear apex within hairline.
SJ 20 can promote blood circulation in the head, which is helpful for the growth of hair on both sides.
- UB 9(Yuzheng)
Location:1.3 cun lateral to GV 17 or 2.5 cun above the PHL, 1.3 cun lateral to the PML in depression level with GV 17.
Frequent pressing UB 9 can grow and stabilize hair, and be beneficial for preventing and treating alopecia .
Location:In a depression between the upper portion of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the trapezius, level with GV 16.
GB 20 can dredge the neck meridians,promote blood circulation in the head, and help to enhance the supply of nutrients for the scalp and hair.At the same time, moxibustion and pressing GB 20 can effectively promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Location:Directly above ST 7, .5 cun within the anterior hairline at the corner of the forehead, 4.5 cun lateral to the midline of the head (GV 24).
ST8 is commonly used for hair loss, stimulating ST 8 can promote the Qi of stomach meridian, good to hair growth.
Massage method: knead ST 8 for three times, press once with slightly intensity when pressing it.
- GV 20(Baihui)
Location:On the midline of the head, 7 cun directly above the posterior hairline, approximately on the midpoint of the line connecting the apexes of the two auricles.
Indications:Headache, vertigo, tinnitus, nasal obstruction, aphasia by apoplexy, coma, mental disorders, prolapse of the rectum and the uterus.
Pressing GV 20 can not only increase Yang-Qi, promote blood circulation in the head, and prevent normal hair loss, but also refreshing.
Location:On the dorsum of the foot in a depression distal to the junctions of the 1st and 2nd metatarsal bones.
Chinese medicine believes that the liver governs hair growth, and the hair is related to liver blood. LR 3 is beneficial for regulating liver qi. If the hair grows slowly or loses hair, it is inseparable from the lack of liver blood. Many middle-aged men’s hair loss is closely related to the lack of liver blood. Therefore, moxibustion or pressing LR 3 can dredge the Qi of liver meridian,and make Qi and blood smoother, and is also good to hair growth.
Location:With the elbow flexed, between the ulnar end of the cubital crease and the medial epicondyle of the humerus.
HT 3 can improve cardiopulmonary function, promote blood circulation in the head and scalp metabolism. When pressing HT 3, straighten your arm and use the pad of your other hand to press it, and pinch the elbow joint with the remaining four fingers.
In order to prevent hair loss, in addition to keeping a healthy lifestyle, we can also use acupuncture points for hair growth therapy. It can promote blood circulation in the scalp, increase the nutrition of hair follicles,prevent hair loss, and promote hair growth. In addition to massage, if necessary, you can take some medicines for nourishing blood and kidney for conditioning. If hair loss is severe in a short period of time, please seek the help of a professional doctor in time.