I haven’t shared much to date about my “hair loss adventures”, and the work it’s taken to get it growing again.
But I’m excited to show you some progress pics now that my hair is definitely in regrowth mode!
Late 2017, I experienced a personal situation that was extremely stressful
More stressful than I ever thought possible. There were many instant physical side effects.
My knees and ankles became rather swollen, to the point that I was limping for a few weeks. And I thought I was going to have a heart attack due to extreme heart palpitations.
I stopped seeing clients, and focused on my own wellbeing. I made myself a priority and treated my health with love and care.
A couple of months later, I noticed another impact
One day, I was in a change room trying on some clothes, when I noticed a large bald spot on the right side of my head (it got bigger before it got better).
It was a pretty warm day, so I’d piled all my hair on top of my head without even looking in the mirror. Until I was in that change room!
As someone who’s always had OODLES of hair, it was quite shocking.
I later discovered that it wasn’t the only bald spot. I had a couple on top of my head and several at the back, too.
The pics on the left are how things were, while the one on the right shows the awesome regrowth!
Sudden onset Alopecia can be a side-effect of severe stress
Given my history with autoimmune issues, it wasn’t surprising it showed up in my body the way it did.
But let me tell you, it was a huge test for the ego at a time when I was already feeling less than awesome.
There was a phase of awkward hair styling.
There was lots of accepting and adjustment to do.
And then there was the inner work, because I was determined that my hair WOULD grow back. Either that, or I’d get a funky shave cut!
So how did I get my hair growing again?
The level of stress I was experiencing wasn’t purely a mental/emotional issue.
Nothing ever really is just one thing or another. It was also physiological – the stress transferred from the emotional to the physical.
It’s the same as the way a car accident can transfer the shock and momentum of the crash into your body, resulting in whiplash and other injuries.
In order to regrow my hair, this issue had to be addressed on all the impacted levels, which included:
1. Micro-nutrient support
Stress will rob your body of micro-nutrients, to sustain the high levels of energy required for living in fight or flight mode or hyper vigilance. And your body needs a balance of micro-nutrients in order to function properly.
Including growing your hair!
So a key part of the work was getting the right balance of high quality supplements to balance out the deficiencies.
What each person needs in this respect will differ. The best thing about using Kinesiology to work out micro-nutrient issues is that muscle testing provides insight into the supplements required, as well as the correct dosage.
2. Re-balancing the HPA axis
HPA = Hypothalamic + pituitary + adrenal, which is our central stress response system, which governs our fight, flight or freeze modes of being.
And, whenever a major stress or trauma occurs, you can bet that your HPA axis is impacted.
Related reading: Is your stress response broken?
3. Clearing the emotional stressors
Just as important as the first two points, was resolving the stress and resulting trauma that’d been locked into my body.
I had to let go of emotional triggers, beliefs, and fears. Because when something traumatic occurs, it brings all of our stuff to the surface.
Everything you think you’ve dealt with, but isn’t quite resolved. All of it will resurface, like tapping an oil well. Up it comes!
Which is perfect, because its only when we can see our stuff that we can do something about it. It needs to be brought into the light, and our conscious mind.
It was at times, a frustratingly slow process
I worked with my own Kinesiologist on all of the above, as well as doing self-healings, and seeing a spiritual healer and a cranio-sacral osteopath, too.
I kept hoping I’d be able to see some decent regrowth coming in.
But it took months to peel back the layers, unwind the traumas, and allow the body and mind to regain homeostasis.
Which is fair enough.
Metaphysically this seems to be about clearing old roots and establishing new ones. Which of course, takes time.
All of the bald spots are now in serious re-growth mode (woo hoo!)
Initially it was amusing, because sometimes the new hair would stick up in ways I couldn’t control…
Now, the new hair looks like long layers. Over eighteen months later, I’ve had no recurrence of my hair falling out to date.
When I first shared this story on social media, someone congratulated me for sharing so openly
Here’s why I feel 100% comfortable to do so…
- I’m not perfect, and I don’t pretend to be. No one who works in the healing industry is. We’re human too, and have human challenges like everyone else.
- Alopecia is a bit of a scary topic. The idea of a woman losing her hair is something that relates to self-esteem, femininity, beauty, and generally feeling good about yourself. That’s a lot to digest. So let’s talk about it, yeah?
- Kinesiology is actually… AWESOME. It’s such a versatile modality, with so many applications.
- If sharing my story can help someone else with alopecia or another form of hair loss, then so be it.
Got an issue and you’re not sure what to do?
In most cases, Kinesiology can help.
Get in touch if you’d like to try Kinesiology for yourself.
Amanda (Ambha) Roberts is a Kinesiologist, Intuitive Healer, educator and facilitator based in Melbourne, Australia. She offers Kinesiology sessions both in-person and via Skype/Zoom all over the world.
Amanda facilitates the popular Facebook group - Empowerment for Sensitive Peeps - to support all highly sensitive people and emerging empaths. She is also the co-creator of Adventures of Staria, which includes a series of Staria cards, and an upcoming book for children (including inner children).