Sepia is a remedy which is given both as skin, hair and hormonal remedy and as an overall constitutional remedy. What the latter means is that, when the body goes out of ‘balance’, due to a number of factors, from stress to a bad diet to hormonal imbalances to ageing, certain symptoms arise, and one of them can be hair loss; if hair loss has been a chronic problem for you and you are a woman, you may be suffering from overactive sebaceous glands and/or hormonal imbalances, which could only affect your scalp and your hair. Sepia is a homeopathic remedy highly indicated for women whose hair loss has triggers or causes above indicated.
Which (in terms of constitutional types) is the typical female sufferer (whose hair is falling) who can benefit from the homeopathic remedy Sepia?
The physical Sepia type has a pear-shaped female form, (as opposed to the ‘apple shape’), with drooping shoulders, a pale complexion and dark circles around her eyes, sometimes it is advisable to concentrate on the mental type and overlook the physical characteristics. Thus, if you are a woman suffering from hair loss and feel overwhelmed by responsibilities and work, tend to be depressed or apathetic (even in a very mind way) and/or and prefer quiet and solitude to social gatherings (a typical ‘Sepia’ psychological trait, which many of us share!), then the homeopathic remedy Sepia may well be for you, even if you are not a ‘pear-shaped’ woman. You may be a ‘thinker’, someone who spends long periods of time working by yourself and not a party-animal, often preferring one-to-one connections and plenty of alone-times: again, if your hair falls out and you tend to be this behavioural type, consider Sepia carefully: I have seen Sepia prescribed to these women who suffer from hair loss, often with hormonal undertones. Such ‘hormonal undertones’ may manifest themselves, with regards to hair loss, in the form of excessive ‘shedding’ of hair (and sometimes more ‘oil on your scalp) before your period is due; on the other hand, during the days just after your period conditions may be significantly better.
Specific ways in which the homeopathic remedy Sepia helps, related to scalp and hair health: this homeopathic remedy has a positive effect on the blood flow through the body which, in turn, improves the organs’ nourishment and good functioning; this also entails significant improvement in the menstrual cycle when there have been abnormalities of any kind. The improvements to the blood and glandular ‘flow’ as well as to the overall nervous system significantly contributes the relieving psychological depression and that sense of feeling ‘overwhelmed’ by stress and too many responsibilities as well as emotional and physical problems relating to hormonal imbalances.