According to the World Health Organization, there are 55 million people diagnosed with dementia worldwide. Cognitive impairment can affect people with neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and post-stroke.
Poor cognitive function can affect:
- Quality of life
- Mood and memory
- Reduce social participation
- Reduce functional independence
- Personal relationships
- Be a financial burden
Acupuncture has been around for over 3000 years and has many benefits. Some acupuncture points connect to the different parts of the brain, which can improve connection and function when stimulated. Animal studies found that acupuncture improves cognition, memory, and learning.
Benefits of acupuncture and brain health:
- Manage pain
- Improve sleep
- Improve digestion.
- Decrease anxiety
- Promote blood flow and circulation
- Improve memory and focus
What we treat:
- Brain fog
- Sleep issues
Natural ways to support brain health.
Good nutrition is essential; foods like walnuts, berries, kale, sweet potatoes, and dark chocolate (85% cocoa or higher) specifically nourish the brain.
Routine exercise is beneficial in improving circulation. Yoga, tai chi, walking, outdoor activity, and dancing are healthy ways to move and energize the body and mind.
Make sleep a priority and minimize stress. Uncontrolled stress levels can change brain structure, which diminishes memory. Focus on what you can control and develop good coping skills to manage stress.
Keep the mind active and challenged. Be open to new experiences, learn a new language, join a social group, and cultivate relationships. These are ways to support your mental, physical, and emotional health.
Chinese medicine is rooted in maintaining emotional and physical balance, emphasizing good nutrition. More research is evolving and suggests that a healthy diet and regular exercise may prevent cognitive decline.
If you need a tune-up treatment or know someone who could benefit from acupuncture, please call the office at 727-871-0928.