Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Forgetfulness - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of forgetfulness 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).

Forgetfulness (retention loss) refers to apparent loss of information already encoded and stored in an individual's long term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for the Forgetfulness.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for forgetfulness:

Connections coming soon, for now please use our stores formulas by conditions page.


The following (1) acupuncture points may be useful for forgetfulness. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (1) Chinese herbs currently associated with forgetfulness. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for forgetfulness. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

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