Having trouble keeping focus and concentrating? Whether it’s work or a personal project, more and more of us are finding it difficult to focus. A recent Microsoft study concluded that on average, humans have an average attention span of 8 seconds. To put that into perspective – Goldfish have a 9-second attention span. So it makes sense that anyone would have trouble concentrating if they’re born with an 8-second attention span. Knowing that is still not going to get the work done.
Everybody’s talking about brainpower these days – how many ads have you seen lately about the latest, greatest pharmaceutical drug that can help you “boost your brainpower”. Most of these drugs did not exist 10 years ago – so how tried and true are they? There are TV shows and infomercials dedicated to this topic, magazines routinely feature articles on mind and memory. All these drugs and information – how is it possible we still feel like we forget more and more each day?
Energy vs. Fatigue.
The balance between energy and fatigue is not delicate. There is a definite difference between feeling energetic and feeling fatigued. Fatigue is both a physical and mental state. Aside from the kind of fatigue associated with cancer, auto-immune conditions, and other illnesses – the fatigue most of us experience is a result of one or more of these
– Stress and anxiety
– Too much time spent seated
– Poor diet
– Not enough exercise
At times, fatigue can be crushing regardless of its source. Finding energy seems impossible. Plus, you keep telling yourself – I’ll have more energy tomorrow. And then you don’t.
This is where acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help most. Acupuncture treats the conditions that lead to fatigue, and also increases energy. Not just the energy to move and to act – but that extra, inner energy you need to concentrate and focus. Brain Power.
Numerous studies suggest that 3,000-year-old Acupuncture techniques developed in Traditional Chinese Medicine can help improve memory, mental clarity, concentration an cognitive function – all necessary to improve overall brain function.
For example, a study in the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research determined acupuncture can improve cognitive function – which leads to increased ability to focus and concentrate.
Significant research has been conducted to learn how acupuncture can combat the symptoms caused by chemotherapy and radiation – including the “brain fog” experienced by many cancer patients. These studies point to the ability of acupuncture to reduce brain fog and help restore brain functionality.
Acupuncture is also being widely studied to determine how well it can alleviate symptoms from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
All of these studies are good news for those who struggle with the day-to-day fatigue caused by the daily stress we encounter at work and at home.
What is Yin Tang?
Traditional Chinese Medicine – especially acupuncture and herbal remedies – has helped people for thousands of years feel like they have not lost their mind.
Yin Tang is a point next to each eyebrow that when stimulated by acupuncture needles improves concentration and memory, can clear the mind and lift the spirit.
Another key point that improves mental clarity is right at the top of the head. Stimulating this point increases awareness and memory. Herbal Remedies can enhance the benefits of acupuncture, or be used on their own.
I can finally concentrate!
8-second attention span. Swinging from one task to another, one problem to another, one meeting to another is exhausting. It kills your energy and leads to fatigue – which kills your ability to get things done.
Acupuncture and herbal remedies can help jumpstart your energy, boost your memory, clarity, concentration and focus.