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Hair Loss Treatment at Five Journeys

Hair Loss Treatment

Experiencing hair loss can be distressing, affecting both appearance and self-confidence. At Five Journeys, we understand the impact of hair loss and offer comprehensive, personalized hair loss treatment in Boston and Newton. Our functional medicine, holistic approach, and integrative medicine principles guide us in addressing the root causes of hair loss for men and women. We aim to not only provide a hair loss cure but also promote overall well-being.

 

Importance of Early Hair Loss Treatment

Early intervention is key in effectively addressing hair loss. By identifying the underlying causes and initiating treatment for thinning hair promptly, we can often slow or even reverse hair shedding. Our team of experts will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the best natural hair loss treatment tailored to your specific needs. Don’t wait until it’s too late – take the first step towards regaining your hair and confidence.

Causes of Hair Loss

Hair loss can stem from various factors, and understanding the root cause is crucial for effective treatment.

Genetic Factors

Genetic predisposition plays a significant role in hair loss, particularly in androgenetic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness). While a hair loss cure for genetic hair loss is not yet available, we offer treatments to slow down its progression and promote hair regrowth.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal imbalances, such as those occurring during pregnancy, menopause, or thyroid disorders, can trigger hair loss. Addressing these underlying hormonal issues is often essential in treating hair fall and restoring healthy hair growth.

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions like alopecia areata (an autoimmune disorder), scalp infections, or nutritional deficiencies can contribute to hair loss. Identifying and managing these conditions are vital steps in finding a solution for hair loss.

Lifestyle and Environmental Factors

Stress, poor nutrition, certain medications, and harsh hair treatments can all contribute to hair shedding. Adopting a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and using gentle hair care practices can significantly improve hair health.

Interested in Hair Loss Treatment? Ask your provider or book a call with us!

Types of Hair Loss

Understanding the different types of hair loss is essential in determining the most suitable treatment.

Alopecia Areata

This autoimmune condition causes patchy hair loss and can affect both men and women. We offer hair loss natural treatment options to manage alopecia areata and promote hair regrowth.

Telogen Effluvium

Telogen effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition often triggered by stress, illness, or hormonal changes. Our approach involves addressing the underlying cause and supporting the body’s natural hair growth cycle.

Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia, or pattern baldness, is the most common type of hair loss. While there is no cure for baldness, we offer various treatment options to slow down hair loss and encourage regrowth.

Anagen Effluvium

This type of hair loss often occurs as a side effect of certain medications, particularly chemotherapy drugs. We provide supportive care during treatment and offer hair loss solutions for recovery.

Hair Loss Treatment

Why Begin Improving Your Health with Five Journeys?

Beginning your journey to improved health with Five Journeys offers a comprehensive approach that encompasses various aspects of wellness. Our commitment to optimal health and well-being is evident in our personalized and holistic approach to care. Here are some reasons why you should choose Five Journeys to improve your health:

Holistic Approach

At Five Journeys, we recognize that true wellness encompasses more than just physical health. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of your well-being, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Personalized Care

We understand that each individual is unique, and their health needs are different. That's why we tailor our services to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're seeking preventive care, managing chronic conditions, or optimizing your overall health, we provide personalized solutions that prioritize your well-being.

At Five Journeys, we are dedicated to helping you regain your hair and confidence through personalized and effective hair shedding treatment options. Our functional medicine approach guides us in uncovering the root cause of your hair loss, whether it’s general issues like stress and diet or specific conditions like alopecia. We then develop a customized plan for your hair fall treatment, incorporating holistic and integrative therapies, to address your unique needs. We are committed to providing you with the best possible treatment, empowering you on your journey to healthier hair and renewed self-assurance.

*Massachusetts law does not allow us to accept MassHealth & Medicaid. Other exceptions may apply.

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Genova’s SIBO Profiles are non-invasive breath tests which capture exhaled hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) gases following patient ingestion of a lactulose solution to evaluate bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Breath

COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS

COST

$85-$225 depending on insurance coverage. 

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RealTime

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At Home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$699

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. Repeat test prices $249

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Nordic-Labratories

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the genetic profile for multiple health indicators. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood Spot

COST

$319

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted

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IGX

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This company can test for lyme, babesia, bartonella and additional tick-borne illnesses. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

around $1600 (depends on panel selected)

INSURANCE

Fully covered by Medicare. May be reimbursed with PPO plans.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of harmful mycotoxins (toxins produced by molds).

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$299

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates a wide range of environmental toxins that may be leading to harmful health effects.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$199

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins.
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Quest

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Blood work for blood count, urinalysis and vitamin levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

NOTES

You often have to fast for these tests-please check your providers notes.

COST

Depending on the test, deductible or copay may apply.

INSURANCE

Depends on insurance coverage, deductible or copay may apply.
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Great-Plains

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

Glyphosate (“Round Up”) is a pesticide that is widely used and this test indicates the body’s levels.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Glutathione for 1 week, then bath or sauna.

COST

$99 ($69 if performed with mycotoxins or environmental toxins).

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted $30 discount given if done with mycotoxins or GPL Tox.
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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates many measures including micronutrients, antioxidants, minerals, detox, overview of gut function, omegas and toxic exposure. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home.

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

$179 – $400

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Genova logo

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the gut function and indicates microbiome balance, overgrowth, infection, inflammation, parasites and digestive efficacy. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Stool

COST

$179-$425 depending on insurance coverage.

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

No probiotics for one week.

VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

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WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the full menstrual cycle, female hormones, and adrenal profile.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Urine

COST

$160-$329

INSURANCE

Depending on insurance coverage. Fully covered by Medicare.

NOTES

Must be off hormones in order to do the testing.
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Galaxy

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is specifically for a tick-borne illness called “Bartonella”.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

BLOOD FLUID

Blood

COST

$260

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted
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Doctors-Data

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test evaluates the presence of potentially harmful heavy metals stored in the body.  Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

SPECIMEN TYPE

Urine

COST

Testing: $79 x2 paid to Doctor’s Data
DMSA: $38 paid to Johnson’s Compounding Pharmacy

INSURANCE

Not covered by Insurance
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DiagnosTechs

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test measures saliva cortisol testing throughout the course of one day and informs us where there might be an adrenal imbalance.

LOCATION PERFORMED

At home

BLOOD FLUID

Saliva

COST

$80

INSURANCE

No insurance coverage

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Alletess

WHY DO WE DO THIS TEST?

This test is designed to look at food sensitivities (IgG immune responses). It is available in both a 99 or 184 panel. Click here for more information.

LOCATION PERFORMED

In office

SPECIMEN TYPE

Blood

COST

$129-238

INSURANCE

No insurance accepted