Hair Analysis Definition
Hair Analysis: Hair analysis involves taking a sample of hair and having a chemical analysis performed. A sample of hair is sent to a laboratory to be analyzed for levels of potentially toxic elements, as well as levels of essential elements necessary for healthy body function. Due to the fact that hair fiber contains drug and chemical residues, toxins, heavy metals and radiation present in the body, hair analysis can often be more indicative of what is going on in the body than blood or urine analysis. Hair analysis is mainly used in the fields of alternative medicine and in toxicology.
Dr. Stephen Barrnett M.D. claims that hair analysis provides no real scientific proof of the nutritional status of individuals and only limited value of metal exposure.
Hair analysis is not widely used in medical professions in hospitals or laboratories but more commonly associated with alternative medicine and toxicology.