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I received this question recently, what do you guys think? I'd love to hear the communities input.

Is Acupuncture Effective For Hair Loss

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It has been studied to a limited extent with alopecia areata but not androgenic alopecia to my knowledge. I don't think it would be as effective as dermarolling. Combing it with electrical stimulation or minoxidil to augment its effects would be interesting directions to go as well. I think a lot would depend on if the underlying fascia had fibrosed already or not. The balance between hormesis and anti-oxidation is the fulcrum around which every hair follicle rotates.

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Acupuncture for hair loss?...that's a new one indeed!...9_9


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