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Bemoaning Baldness: Male Confidential

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

June 11th, 2024  |  13 Comments

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Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy® baldness, hair loss, alopecia

Happy Father’s Day to our devoted, loving menfolk.

In clinical conversations with my male clients, I find one point of confidential concern has been balding and hair loss. Ladies, we know how devastating thinning hair can be. Why would we think the emotional toll is any less for our men?

As you know, I have always cheered for the great men in homeopathy and our personal lives. Societally, men have been given short shrift as of late. I, for one, am a fan of and grateful for men's colossal achievements. So I'd like to help them when I can.

One of my students recently asked, “Is the protocol for male baldness the same as alopecia for women?”

Thank you for that question, as it provides me with two excellent teaching moments.

First, homeopathy is generally the same for women, men, babies, seniors, dogs, cats, cows and giraffes.

Granted, a few exceptions exist where a particular protocol may have historically been utilized in one gender over another. However, homeopathy is more often than not an equal-opportunity medical paradigm.

In other words, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander (and actual geese).

Secondly, an understanding of synonyms can be vital in homeopathy. (Yes, even for common words like baldness.)

You might be wise to keep a thesaurus right next to your repertory and materia medica in your homeopathic library.

In the year of Mastery™ following my Academy of Practical Homeopathy®, students and I spend a great deal of time “wordsmithing” as we look up definitions and synonyms of conditions and symptoms. While our language can be exceedingly nuanced, at the end of the day, many differing terms are just alternate ways of expressing the same thing.

For instance, is there a radical difference between indigestion and reflux?

Some people use the term quinsy instead of sore throat.

Do you call it eczema or contact dermatitis?

I prefer otitis media over ear infections.

A rose is a rose is a rose. There are many words meaning the same condition or symptom. Sometimes, the Practical Homeopath® needs to differentiate; sometimes not.

Indeed, in this case, alopecia, baldness, hair loss and hair fall are relative synonyms — all tantamount to the same pathology. When choosing a homeopathic medicine for this condition, we don’t necessarily need to split hairs (pardon the pun).

So, to answer my student’s question, yes. The protocol for male baldness would be the same as for female alopecia.

Usually, by middle age, men have adjusted to the inevitability of their burgeoning scalp and have given up. Consequently, I have no experience with a more advanced case of male pattern baldness, so I cannot guarantee the protocol’s efficacy at that point.

Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy® baldness, hair loss, alopecia

Homeopathy can address male hair loss.

Borrowing from the Drs. Banerji, I have found in my clinical experience that the protocol of Ustilago maidis 200 (once daily, until very much better) has worked well with younger men at the onset of hair loss. I’ve written about this protocol before.

I’ve successfully utilized Equisetum mother tincture, commonly known as horsetail, both personally and professionally. I put 15-20 drops in my beverages one to three times during the day. (Mighty Members can find more specific information in several of my weekly Memos by searching the archives for “Equisetum” on their Mighty Members page. If you’re not yet a Mighty Member, what’s keeping you? Join us for more candid educational conversations tinged with a personal touch.)

Joe DeLivera, a homeopath known to the internet as JoePathy, also recommends Arnica montana 30, prepared as a water dose and spritzed on the hair’s problem areas. (Learn the specifics of preparing JoePathy’s water dose in my blog post, When in Doubt, Arnica.)

With any of these methods, you’ll also want to add a “tincture of time.” By that, I mean that restored hair growth won’t necessarily occur overnight! But within months, one might expect to see:

  1. A halting of the progression of hair loss
  2. A reversal of the hair loss
  3. New hair growth

Ladies, today, we will spend time appreciating our men. But let’s not reserve that effort for only one day. Let’s join together to help make our men’s lives better every day by helping them through the inevitable injuries, diseases and annoyances that can weigh heavily on them.

How? By passing on the good news of Practical Homeopathy®, of course.

Happy Father’s Day, men. As always, we love and admire you!


Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy®


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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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13 thoughts on “Bemoaning Baldness: Male Confidential”

  1. Bonnie Kacher says:

    Jay Yasgur has published a homeopathic dictionary.

  2. Rachel McDaniel says:

    I’ve tried both the Ustilago for months and months and Herb Pharma Horsetail. Nothing has helped my hair loss. Not even constitutional homeopathic care. I might try the Arnica.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Sometimes homeopathics take as long as a year of use to see a halting of a condition and/or a slight uptick in growth.
      Additionally these are the 1st medicines we consider but there are others as the 2nd or the 3rd line.

      1. Rachel McDaniel says:

        I did try it for about that long. I’ve tried the Phos acid, and every other one you’ve mentioned in your years of articles. I even consulted with you. Now I am a classical homeopath (with an open mind) and still nothing as helped.
        But to give people an idea of what you are signing up for when you start a protocol, I took Hep Sulph 200 for almost two years for my acne before it finally cleared up. Sends horror chills down a classical homeopath’s spine haha. But I am open minded. Homeopathy is a growing and evolving science/art.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

          Homeopathy is not nor does it purport to be 100%. Nothing is 100%.
          Having said this, acne should not take 2 years to clear up.
          It was likely the wrong remedy.

  3. Ross Gill says:

    Thank you very much for this article. As a man who is 63 years old, I have experienced thinning of hair on my scalp for the last few years. I will certainly begin using the homeopathic remedies you mentioned. I have found castor oil, applied to the scalp; in order to restore some thickness, and it may also regenerate some hair growth. However, I have also used castor oil for about 4 weeks so far, so time will tell.

  4. Rachel McDaniel says:

    I was your client at the time, you had me take it for that long. Eventually you upped it to 1m. I broke out into boils. You had me stop treatment. Over the next 6 months my skin cleared up.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      It now sounds like you suffered an aggravation which was likely a good thing.
      ‘Happy to hear.

  5. Taine Riggio says:

    I would like to try Joe DeLivera’s protocol for hair loss. The first step in his protocol is to mix Arnica Mother Tincture with olive oil. Is Mother Tincture the extract that would be sold by a company like Herb Pharm? If so, wouldn’t that stain the scalp and roots yellow, especially if you have gray hair? Also, while I’m waiting to get Arnica 30 liquid dilution for the wet dose, could I use a pellet of Arnica 30 in the 500ml bottle of distilled water instead? Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      HerbPharm is good.
      I can’t say whether that small amount may stain grey hair.
      If you decide to use it in that fashion, let me know. Its a valid question.
      And yes you may use pellets in 500ML of water.

      1. Taine says:

        Will do. Thank you!

  6. Andrea Hueble says:

    For a woman, in her late 50s, who has had alopecia for several years, would you recommend the Ustilago and the Equisetum?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      The alopecia protocol is not age, length of time suffering or sex descriminate.

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