Author Dr Shivakumar K
Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali KR
Hair problems answered with Homoeopathy is a complete handbook of trichology and homoeopathy by Dr Shivakumar BHMS, MD (Hom). Which is the ﬁrst reliable and authentic book in homoeopathy that covers the major hair disorders with general and homoeopathic management.
Currently trichology is a fast developing but expensive ﬁeld, but the fact is that majority of the hair disorders can be easily and permanently managed with homoeopathy and there is no recurring expenditure.
This book covers anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of hair, investigations, diagnosis of different types of alopecia and effective management of dandruff, premature greyness, hirsutism, and evaluation of hair fall. There are interesting sections like, cosmetic tips, latest developments in the ﬁeld of trichology, syndromes that include hair abnormalities, interpretation of ﬁndings in alopecia and differential diagnosis of alopecia by investigations.
He also incorporated ﬁndings of “A study on alopecia aerata and its Homoeopathic management” which was conducted at Govt. Homoeopathic Medical College Calicut during his postgraduation.
Dr Shivakumar tried his level best to include detailed homoeopathic therapeutics, miasmatic approach and a concise repertory abstract of various disorders related to hair that will be a great help and support to practitioners of homoeopathy.
- Anatomy of skin
- Embryology of hair
- Anatomy and physiology of hair
- Basic types of hair
- Biochemistry of hair
- Hair colour
- Different categories of hair
- Alopecia and its classiﬁcation
- Congenital alopecia
10. Telogen efﬂ uvium
- Anagen efﬂ uvium
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Alopecia areata
- Scarring or cicatricial alopecia
- Alopecia in chemotherapy
- Interpretation of ﬁ ndings in alopecia
- Differential diagnosis by investigations
- Homoeopathic therapeutics of alopecia
- Therapeutic materia medica of alopecia
- Miasmatic interpretation of alopecia
- Premature graying (canities)
- Head lice
- Split ends
- Syndromes that include abnormalities of the hair
- Evaluation off hair falling and general management
- Nutrition and hair
- Homoeopathic approach
- Cured clinical cases
xvi Hair Care and Homoeopathy
- Repertory on hair and its disorders
- Advanced investigations in trichology
- Hair care
- Hair cosmetics
- Testimonials from celebrities
- A study conducted on alopecia areata
The author had gone through the major standard dermatology literatures and websites to collect authentic literature about hair disorders.
The book also reveals advanced clinical investigations to arrive a t correct diagnosis and follow up – since trichology is not simply applying medicine externally and giving internally.
Miasmatic interpretation of different types of hair disorders and proper remedial measures also included.
The chapter on evaluation of hair falling and management deals with common conditions which lead to hair falling and suitable nutrients that promote hair growth.
Pages : 208
Price : 199
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