For Hair by Dr. Kang Formulas is used as a supplement to a balanced diet when treating hair loss or alopecia.
For Hair formula has the function of nourishing the Liver and Kidney, tonifying the Blood and eliminating Dampness and Heat.
TCM Indication: Syndrome of Liver and Kidney deficiency leading to hair loss, itching scaly skin, weak eyesight, vertigo, and lassitude in the loin and legs.
The Western scientific perspective on hair loss has been pretty well defined as an ailment of the skin wherein free testosterone gets changed to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) by 5-alpha-reductase enzymes that begin to form in the late twenties and thirties. This is a normal aging process and seems to be linked to the X chromosome. Males receive only one X chromosome which is always expressed and, therefore, they get the full effects of male-pattern balding.
Females get two X chromosomes each of which is expressed randomly so they get a "mosaic" effect. With lower androgen levels than males, females who experience alopecia will mainly get thinning of the hair in the frontal, parietal and crown regions and rarely experience complete baldness in any area. The only successful Western treatment thus far for baldness is finestride a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor. It does not restore hair to regions of complete baldness, but does prevent further balding while it is used. It unfortunately carries with it the risk of sterilization in 1% of those tested. For some, this risk is too great and also suggests other, as yet unknown, side effects.
Traditional Chinese Medicine views hair loss as a Blood deficiency wherein the Blood cannot nourish the skin. This leads to Cou Li ("between muscle and skin" - like reticulo-endothelial immune function) weakness which then allows external Wind attack. The excess Wind leads to Blood dryness, and hair is lost due to a lack of nutrition. Emotional stress can also injure the Spleen and Heart over time and negatively affect hair growth. Alopecias specifically belong to Kidney Essence deficiency. Other pathologies which contribute are mental anxiety negatively affecting Heart and Spleen functions, Yin deficiency with excess Heat, or accumulation of Dampness and Heat arising to the head.
Potency: 7:1, 500 mg caps
Chinese Symptomology: Hair loss, Itching scaly skin, Weak eyesight, Vertigo, Lassitude in the loin and legs
Western Symptomology: Alopecia
Actions: Nourishes the Liver and Kidney, Tonifies the Blood, Eliminates Dampness and Heat
Pattern: Syndrome of Liver and Kidney deficiency.
Ingredients: Han Lian Cao, Eclipta prostrata Herba Sheng Di Huang, Rehmannia glutinosa Radix Shou Di Huang, Rehmannia glutinosa Radix, wine cooked He Shou Wu, Polygonum multiflorum Radix Tu Si Zi, Cuscuta chinensis Semen Dang Gui, Angelica sinensis Radix Bai Shao, Paeonia lactiflorae Radix Zhu Ling, Polyporum umbellatum Sclerotium Ku Shen, Sophora flavecentis Radix Bai Xian Pi, Dictamnus dasycarpus Radix Cortex Di Fu Zi and Aconitum carmichaeli Radix.
Suggested Use: Take 2 to 3 tablets 2 times per day in the morning and evening or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing or taking prescription medication.
Keep out of reach of children.