A certain amount of hair loss is normal for both men and women. If you notice a few strands of hair in the tub after showering, there is probably no cause for concern. However, if you experience an excessive amount of hair loss, Edgar Cayce’s readings offer you some very specific and unique advice.
Before going further, it is important for you to know that there are two generally accepted categories of hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss (alopecia) is genetics. Traditional medical science would indicate that this type of hair loss is generally irreversible, though medications do exist to slow hair loss and in some cases stimulate regrowth. Lesser causes of hair loss, but still significant, are medications, stress, and disease. Changing medications, reducing stress, and improving health can dramatically affect this kind of hair-loss pattern.
The Cayce Perspective on Hair Loss
The concern regarding hair loss and baldness was addressed in 132 documents contained within the Edgar Cayce readings database. His “reading” of the causes? Spinal misalignment and thyroid imbalance are the two primary causes Cayce cited for hair loss. Debilitation, toxemia, and poor capillary circulation are pinpointed as factors in some cases as well. Let’s review these possible factors one by one.
The spine functions as the body’s nerve center, regulating the activities of the glands, organs, and circulatory system. These systems are vital to the health of skin and hair. Thus, it makes sense that a spinal issue could impact the health of the scalp and hair follicles.
The thyroid regulates the metabolism, which in turn interfaces with the nervous system. Thyroid imbalance can interrupt the energies within the body that promote balanced and vital eliminations and circulation. What can happen in this situation is that the hair follicles become starved for much needed nutrients – resulting in brittle hair and/or hair loss.
Interestingly, Cayce pinpointed “sapped vital energies” and debilitation as contributors to hair loss. Modern medical science agrees with Cayce, naming stress as a very real, and present, factor in hair loss for both men and women.
If there is one systemic condition that Cayce pinpoints time and again for many, many ailments, it is toxicity! Cayce is very clear that an overly toxic system interferes with healthy circulation. So, keeping your body chemistry properly alkaline – and free of harmful substances, is key to a healthy head of hair.
Poor Capillary Circulation
It makes sense that poor capillary circulation affects healthy hair. Once again, this can be caused by all of the factors mentioned before, and needs to be restored in order for healthy hair to thrive.
Hair Loss Prevention
Cayce was quite clear that there were ways a person could prevent and/or slow hair loss. Spinal adjustments, iodine-rich foods to support your thyroid (kelp, seafood), concentration on reducing stress in your life (or at least how you respond to it), reduction of intake of toxic substances, such as preservatives, nicotine, and alcohol, and improvement of overall circulation (body massage – scalp massage). Together, these practices will improve your chances for maintaining a healthy head of hair.
In addition to insights into the root causes of hair loss, Cayce gave one of his most unique remedies to those suffering from hair loss . . .
Crudoleum®! Yes, Cayce recommended this scalp treatment that involved crude oil as a scalp stimulant. Here are directions for applying this remedy:
Apply Crudoleum for 10 to 15 minutes with an electric vibrator that has a suction applicator (or massage by hand). Afterwards, rinse with a solution of grain alcohol [Crudoleum Hair Rinse]. Then, apply a small amount of white Vaseline to the scalp and massage it in with the electric vibrator for another 10 to 15 minutes. Thoroughly cover the scalp and allow the Vaseline to remain overnight. In the morning, wash gently with an olive oil based shampoo or tar soap. Repeat this treatment five days in a row, leave off for two weeks, and repeat again. Many people have begun to see results in several months. We hope you will, too!