Memory in Chinese Medicine
The desire to Enhance Memory is universal. Memory issues are a common complaint in the modern world. Everyone forgets things at some time. How often have you misplaced your car keys or forgotten the name of a person you just met? Some degree of memory problems, as well as a modest decline in other thinking skills, is a fairly common part of aging. There’s a difference, however, between normal changes in memory and Neurodegenerative disorders, which tend to be gradual in their onset followed by progressive deterioration. Even though the brain shows the symptoms, In Chinese Medicine the root of neurogenerative diseases are actually based in the kidney and are a result of deep deficiency in the kidney jing and bone marrow. This pattern is usually complicated by an excess pattern of blood stasis, and phlegm accumulation.
First step is a trip to your MD’s to make sure that you get an accurate break down of what you are dealing with. After that dietary and life style changes can often help to slow down the progression of symptoms. In addition to brain workouts and dietary changes Chinese herbs can be very helpful in managing this situation, when looking for a more modern day formula to: Tonify the Kidney yin, yang, and marrow, regulate the circulation of qi and blood, and open the sensory orifices to promote awareness and alertness, look for a formula containing one or more of the herbs below:
Best Chinese Herbs for Memory
Huang Qi – Raises the Yang qi to tonify the spleen qi and boost short term memory
Du Zhong – Tonifies the Kidney Yang and strengthens the essence to help with memory
Gou Qi Zi – Nourishes the yin of the liver and Kidneys, to help nourish the fluids in the body and head