Neurological disorders cover a wide spectrum of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of aliments in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder. And depending on the disorder, there is usually not a lot of hope for those suffering that they will ever recover. This potentially leads to depression, anxiety, insomnia and other afflictions that can develop from being diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) looks at this and most other problems, from a much different angle. At the very base of our being is the cell. And when the cell is broken down even further, it literally can be translated into energy. While neurological diseases manifest frequently in the brain, the chances are high they may actually begin somewhere else in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the patient holistically instead of compartmentalizing the issues. This leads to a greater overall and fully customized treatment plan for each patient.
TCM utilizes many different treatment modalities to help the patient get better, including acupuncture, herbs and herbal formulas and even nutrition. Here are some ways that TCM can help those suffering with neurological disorders.
Chinese Herbal Formulas for Neurological Disorders:
Combinations of herbs, known as formulas are used frequently in TCM. One such formula used to treat neurological disorders is Tian Wan Bu Xin Dan. This formula treats long term brain disorders like dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. The herbs in this formula stimulate the production of blood flow to the brain. This is only one example of a formula used to treat neurological disorders. One of the great things about Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Herbal Medicine in particular, is that this one formula can help treat numerous conditions, as long as it fits the pattern and constitution of the patient.
Nutrition for Neurological Disorders:
A healthy diet will keep the brain and the body functioning properly, while reducing the risk of developing a serious neurological disorder. Even things like chronic headaches can sometimes be cured just by supplementing magnesium into the diet. Nutrients like omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin B12, amino acids and folate are all crucial when it comes to brain health. Being deficient in even just one of these can lead to memory loss, tremors or other debilitating symptoms. Foods like fish, avocadoes, hemp seed, flax seed, whole grain breads and a variety of brightly colored fruits and vegetables will provide the nutritional components listed above.
As you can see, TCM is a great way to deal with neurological disorders. If you are having difficulties dealing with these types of issues, contact me and we will figure out what we can do for you.
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