Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia have serious problems with two or more brain functions, such as memory and language. Memory Loss is the most common symptom of Dementia.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Dementia.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of dementia generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of dementia:
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for dementia that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Dementia
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating dementia. For a complete list from our store with more details see our dementia formula section.
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