How To Use Chinese Herbs For Hair Loss In Menopause - Dana LaVoie, LAc

How To Use Chinese Herbs For Hair Loss In Menopause

In this video I'll show you how to use two of my favorite Chinese Herbs - to help prevent or reverse thinning hair during or after menopause.

This is video 1 in a 9-part video series on thinning hair during & after menopause

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My first favorite herb for thicker hair is...

Chinese herbalism has long tradition of using certain herbs for thick, shiny hair. and in todays video were talking about my two favorite herbs & how to use them.

There's one Chinese herb that's famous for being used to keep hair healthy & young looking - its called He Shou Wu - and I do love it dearly - however!!

There are a few things you need to know about using this herb safely & effectively

1 - this herb has to be processed correctly after harvesting to get rid of toxicity - so it's incredibly important you get this herb from a reputable herb supplier - not just get the raw herb or the ground up raw herb.

2 - AND this herb just doesn't work for your hair if the plant not mature enough when the herb is harvested 

Of course it's much less expensive to harvest the plant when its very young - but it wont do much for your hair (the older it is the better!)

So processing and sourcing are very important for this herb. 

Also this herb works MUCH better as part of a formula that has herbs to support microcirculation AND digestive aids - as this herb is known as potentially hard to digest!

If you want to know more about the best sources and how to use this herb look out for my free video series on using Chinese Herbs during & after menopause. 

My second favorite herb for hair loss is... 

Another Chinese herb that is often used for thicker, healthier, younger looking hair is

But like He Shou Wu, it can have negative side effects if it's harvested before the plant reaches a certain age!

With ginseng, quality is everything.  I'd rather not take it at all than take poor quality ginseng (which I call a headache in bottle!) 

Also most ginseng is hot and dry so during menopause can, from a Chinese Medicine perspective, make hot flashes, dryness, and even dizziness or vertigo worse!

But there is a way to use safely during menopause!  And there's one variety of ginseng, American ginseng that's cool and moistening instead of hot & drying:)  (This is my ginseng of choice for women 40+)

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Be sure to check out the other videos in this series on thinning hair. 

Check out the other videos in this series on all the different causes of hair loss in women over 40 - the links are just below the video at the top of this page.

And please remember...  Nothing in this video is meant to diagnose or treat any disease and to always check with your healthcare provider before starting any new herbal remedies.  

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Thanks so much for joining me here today!

 I'd love to know what was the one thing that jumped out at you - that you're going to start using right away?  

Please type that into the comments below along with any questions. 

And be sure to check out the other videos in this series. 

Peace & Wellness

 - Dana

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Dana LaVoie, LAc

Hi, I'm Dana, an Acupuncturist & Herbalist with over 15 years' experience specializing in women's health. I'm here to show you how to use customized Chinese Herbs supported by the best diet and lifestyle for your hormones to feel amazing during & after menopause.

  • Hi Dana! I’d love to know your source for Chinese Herbs. Specifically the ginsing and He Shou Wu you mention in this video. I just over the last week have noticed that my hair is falling out about double the normal rate. At 53, a recent convert from vegetarian to vegan, and pretty healthy eater I am assuming I NEED some supplements. 🙂 Thanks for all you do. I love watching your videos.

    • Hi Deanna – where are you located? Also.. If you’re interested in using herbs in this way – as superfoods/supplements/strengthening/prevention/healthy aging/hair & nails & structural support… You might want to consider a balanced, 3 treasures tonic herbal program – to really have the herbs as part of your supplement/foundational routine. If you want to know more about that – why don’t you click and schedule a free call with me? I have opened some spots on my schedule!

  • Hi Dana. Would either of these herbs be effective if applied topically to the scalp? Also, do you have any quality brand recommendations? Thanks!

    • Hi Cheryl, I have another blog in this series coming out soon on essential oils for supporting hair growth – and the essential oils are what I like to use topically on the scalp. The herbs I generally use internally. I’m sure you could rinse your scalp with a tea made from the herbs… I just find nothing beats the essential oils for topical use.

      Re sourcing – yes using the right brands of herbs is VERY important!!! If you’re interested in using Chinese herbs, I highly recommend watching your email inbox (I noticed you’re one of my email insiders) I have a free online mini course – a series of videos coming out in the next few weeks on how to use Chinese Herbs – and I’ll talk in detail about sourcing. It’ll be perfect!

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