Mrs. AR 41 year old female staying in Malad a western suburb of Mumbai came in July 2004 with loss of hair for 3 months for homeopathic treatment. On examination, it was found that she had 2 patches on the head. One patch was bigger almost 5 cm in size and another patch was smaller, almost 1.5 cm in size. On enquiring about her stress she narrated that there were some property disputes with inlaws and they were thrown out of the house. After this stress, she lost hairs rapidly and within 3 months she developed a patch which was diagnosed as alopecia areata.
The treatment was started and the patches reduced gradually and within 8 months all her alopecia spots disappeared. Here it was important to note that first the patch on the scalp disappeared and then the patch on occiput disappeared following Hering's law of cure which is very important guideline whenever you take a homeopathic treatment. If the cure does not follow Hering's law then this is suppression,
This case demonstrates the success of homeopathy in treating alopecia areata. Modern medicine prescribes steroidal injections in such cases, where the results are quicker, but in most of the cases, they return with more bigger patches or the patient suffer from some other deep-seated illness. Whereas Homeopathy treats the problem from roots by finding the cause which is most of the times due to mental stress and hence the results are long-lasting. This lady did not have any other patch for the last 13 years. Her search for a best homeopathic clinic in Mumbai ended with a successful restoration of her hairs.