Memory & Concentration

Poor memory and difficulty concentrating, though obviously related, are actually two distinct symptoms in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with potentially different causes.

Memory typically declines gradually with age, but poor memory can occur suddenly in the case of acute concussion and post-concussion syndrome. New parents, especially moms, are exhausted and often complain that their memory is just not the same as before they had kids.  Certain neurodegenerative diseases, like stroke, MS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS, cause the memory to decline much more severely or quickly than normal, with devastating consequences.  Though the circumstances of these memory changes are all very different, they share one thing in common:  they can all be improved with TCM, particularly with scalp acupuncture, and can improve substantially and suddenly in some cases.

It may sound too good to be true, but it's not.  People whose poor memory is due to fatigue, or where the decline in memory is mild, may feel improvement after only a handful of treatments.  People with neurodegenerative disease will need consistent regular treatment for many months, with follow-up treatments becoming less frequent as they improve.  They will also need ongoing treatment as the disease progresses.