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Doctors Thought I Would Not Lose Hair During Chemo

Author: Diana J.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 03-12-2015
Views: 3,172
Word Count: 199
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10536-OR
Scientific Studies: 3

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I was losing my hair due to chemotherapy treatment and was desperate to keep some of it. Due to the type of cancer (bowel), I was told I probably wouldn't lose my hair. But when I went onto the next type of treatment, it started falling out, and I even bought a wig.

To combat this, I researched in the Essential Oils Pocket Reference and on Then I got a small, 50 ml (1.7 fl oz) bottle and filled it with the following:

Filtered tap water
20 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia)
10 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
5 drops Lemongrass

I then sprayed this essential oil mixture on my head and gently rubbed/massaged it in, first after showering and thereafter whenever I remembered. The nerve endings (tingling) settled on my head, and my hair has started to grow back even though I am still on chemo treatment.

I have made several mixtures and sometimes have varied the concoction (I added Helichrysum in one of them), but the main ingredient is always Melaleuca Alternifolia for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory actions.

I trust my intuition as to which essential oils suit what I am going through. I try what I can, as everything helps.

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: neuralgia, neuritis, bald, balding, baldness, hairloss, thinning, alopecia, regrow, regrowth, receding, chemo, cancer, cancerous, tumor, tumors, scalp.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1.In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis.Link
2."The essential oils of Chamaecyparis obtusa [a conifer in the cypress family] promote hair growth through the induction of vascular endothelial growth factor gene.... [C]onsumers suffering from baldness and/or other forms of hair loss have reported a hair growth promoting effect of shampoos containing these oils."Link
3."Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link

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