Brain health is just as important as heart health and second only to your total wellness. If you have ever seen the ravages of Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s you understand how important it is to keep the brain healthy. Few people realize what a dramatic impact acupuncture has on the brain. Click on the link below to get a better picture of how acupuncture affects the brain using the technology of an MRI machine.
Aging and the Brain
As we age, brain health becomes a more and more significant area of an overall holistic health plan. The Chinese have been concerned about keeping the entire body healthy for thousands of years, and that obviously includes the brain. In the last decades neuroscientists have uncovered seemingly miraculous functions of the brain and central nervous system. We now know that the brain and the nervous system is much more regenerative, or “plastic” than we previously knew. Common problems like traumatic brain injuries can be helped greatly by regular acupuncture. Additionally, nerve problems, and various neuropathies can also improve with acupuncture.
Stop you Brain from Shrinking
Protecting the brain from shrinking as we age is incredibly important and we can help you understand how to to just that. As we age, inflammation can impact the size of the brain affecting our memory and focus. Keeping the memory strong and sharp is one of the goals of keeping a healthy brain. The brain is composed of trillions of neurons and to keep the brain strong and healthy we need to understand the impact of food and nutrition on brain health.
At the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, we utilize Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture to help a person keep their brain strong and healthy as they age. We teach people about the value of nutrition, herbal medicine and acupuncture and how combining these therapies together can help keep the brain strong and healthy.
To learn more about what acupuncture and Chinese medicine can do for you and the health of your brain contact us at the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic: (828) 254-4405.
© James Whittle M.S. L.Ac.