Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 180 entries in this glossary.
Also called Tsubo. Weak spots along an energy path that typically occur near joints in the depressed junctures where muscles meet. Two points are easily found at the natural hollow between the ear and the middle line of the neck at the base of the skull. You can apply gentle pressure to these points and in just a few seconds help relieve tension and open up pathways.
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To become active in a cause, such as hair loss, and work publicly to raise money in support of research to find cures and new treatments, as well as to support sufferers and raise public awareness and understanding.
The correct medical term for hair loss.
The most common form of an autoimmune skin disease resulting in patchy hair loss on your scalp. Its cause is unknown, and there is no known cure, although there are many treatments. Alopecia areata is considered a skin disease because it occurs on the skin of the hair, or scalp, and is usually diagnosed by your dermatologist.
Another subgroup of alopecia areata where patchy hair loss occurs only in the male beard area.
When hair loss involves your whole head, leaving it bald. In all forms of alopecia, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal from the body. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years.
When head hair loss extends to total body hair loss.
The building blocks of all proteins, important for healthy hair growth and appearance. Eating a variety of legumes, seeds, fruits, vegetables and grains daily should supply you with all eight essential amino acids.
The harsh chemical necessary in many permanent dye formulas that causes the hair’s cuticle to swell and open up to let the color dye in; ammonia is damaging to fragile, thinning hair.
The growth phase of the hair growth cycle in an active hair follicle, which can last from two to seven years.
Also called Sudden Hair Loss. This shocking condition is most often caused by medication, chemotherapy or radiation, which disrupts the growth cycle of your hair, causing it to fall out suddenly. Usually hair resumes its normal growth pattern once the disruption is stopped.
Any male hormone, such as testosterone.
Also called Androgenic Alopecia. The name for the most common form of hair loss in both men and women that is inherited but not specifically identified by genetics or identification, as in male- or female-pattern baldness or hair loss or thinning associated with aging or hormones.
The front area of your scalp or head.