In middle-aged and elderly people, some people’s memory begins to decline. If they go to the hospital for examination, the hospital may consider some of them as brain atrophy.
The patients often have dizziness, headache, insomnia and dreaminess, weakness in the waist and knees, numbness of hands and feet, tinnitus and deafness, and gradually become unresponsive, slow in movement, muttering to oneself, and unanswered questions. Memory impairment, changes in character and behavior, loss of intelligence, dementia.
Then what is the Brain Atrophy causes and treatment?
Modern medicine believes that brain atrophy is a phenomenon in which the brain tissue produces proton mutations due to various reasons. Pathologically, the brain tissue is reduced in size, the number of cells is reduced, and the ventricles and subarachnoid space are enlarged. The disease mostly occurs over the age of 50, with a course of several years to decades. There are more men than women. It can be divided into diffuse brain atrophy and localized brain atrophy.
In traditional Chinese medicine, brain atrophy is considered to be empty of the brain, which is mainly caused by insufficient kidney essence, or insufficient blood and blood stasis.
Wang Qingren’s in his ‘Yilin Gaicuo’: “Those who are old and have no memory, will gradually empty their brains. ” “Huang Di Nei Jing” says that “Lack of Qi in the upper part,then brain deficiency”, and the causes and the treatment methods as following.
1. Insufficient qi and blood, brain atrophy due to brain depletion
The treatment should nourish qi and blood:
Herbs: Ginseng, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Poria, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix Paeoniae Alba, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, Manyflower Solomonseal Rhizome, Radix Astragali, Arillus Longan, Semen Ziziphi Spinosae, Dried Human Placenta, Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae,etc.
2. Insufficient kidney essence:
The treatment should nourish the liver and kidney, fill the essence and nourish the marrow.
Herbs: Radix Rehmanniae Preparata, Fructus Corni, Rhizoma Dioscoreae, Radix Polygoni Multiflori Preparata, Carapax Et Plastrum Testudinis, Fructus Lycii, Fructus Mori, Radix Polygalae, Rhizoma Acori Tatarinowii, Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae, etc.