Hair Loss

Hair loss can be from Vata, Pitta or Kapha (ama) dosha. To heal the condition, the cause must be removed, so first know which dosha or combination of factors is causing the condition. Some triggers may be a shock, hormonal disturbance, overuse of chemical products, genetics, malabsorption, malnutrition, habitually intense thinking, habitual pulling of hair, etc. Hair loss is associated with Ashti Dhatu agni or bone metabolism, as teeth, hair and nails all are considered by-products or waste products. Therefore the cause is found in the history and the asthi dhatu pulse at the fifth level out of 7. Once a bald man came to see Dr. Lad for consultation. After stating his concern, Dr. Lad bowed his shiny head to the gentleman. It was a very funny moment!