Memory loss or well known as amnesia is a disorder that cause people fail to remember any informations or events. The memory loss disorder could happen suddenly or it may be a process that gradually worse over time. Memory loss could be something that caused by another serious problem or illness, therefore need to be checked up by doctor. There are three types of memory loss which are immediate, short term and long term memories.
The symptoms of amnesia is inability to recall any information or past events. This disorder could be temporary or permanent. The doctor must perform thorough examination to establish whether somebody has memory loss disorder or not and define the underlying cause. Most often, memory loss, especially for older people is caused by some other disease or illness.
There are many things that can cause or triggering the memory loss or amnesia including excessive alcohol consumption, certain medication, drug abuse, smoking habit, sleeping disorder, depression and stress, malnutrition, head injury, and stroke.
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Acupuncture Treatment For Memory Loss
In order to cure the memory loss, acupuncture treatment method have some set of acupoints that can be selected. The choosing of acupoints are very much based on each patient’s condition. One set of acupoints that can be targeted are LI4, LI11, GV20, ST36, ST40, GB34. The needle stimulation can be done by manual twisting or electrical stimulation. Each treatment can take up to 30 minutes depending on the stimulation technique. The amount of session each week can range from 2 to 6, with total treatment session up to 36 sessions.4
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