A young man who is attending classes in a university called me saying he has problems concentrating on his studies. When he sits down to study, his mind seems to wander off. He says he regularly experiences confusion, poor memory, and brain fog. He is getting quite concerned about this problems as his parents from a foreign country has paid a large amount of money for his studies here, and he doesn’t want to disappoint them.
When the mind is healthy we are able to think clearly. When the mind is unhealthy or unbalanced we experience tension stress and worry. Disharmony of the mind often manifests as anxiety, insomnia, muddled thinking, forgetfulness and chronic restlessness. HijamaHerb sessions can help this condition.
People who have trouble concentration and paying attention may be suffering from ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). These people have difficulty following directions and easily get bored or frustrated with tasks.
They also tend to move constantly and can be impulsive, not stopping to think before they act. Their behaviors can interfere with the ability to function at school, at work and at home.
Generally, these behaviors are common in children. However, it can continue as people come into their adolescent years. Sometimes these symptoms do not manifest until a person’s later years.
As time passes, people struggling with ADD or ADHD may have difficulty with time management, organizational skills, goal setting, employment and may have problems with relationships, self-esteem, and addiction.
Weakness in concentration and memory is a sign of imbalance in the spleen pathway. When this occurs, the ability to think clearly is impaired and obsessive thinking takes the place of orderly thoughts. Excessive worrying dominates your mind, and instead of taking action to correct the situation, the person winds up just complaining about it.
Herbs To Improve Brain Function
Herbs known as adaptogens help to normalize the body and bring about a state of mental balance. Many studies show that these herbs can clear brain fog and improve mental function by increasing cognitive energy and improving connections and communication between brain cells. It’s also been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain, which is linked to brain fog.
These herbs include ashwagandha, astragalus, ginseng, holy basil, milk thistle, aloe vera, rhodiola, rosemary, moringa, bacopa and licorice root.
Eat Healthy Carbs and Healthy Fats
Even though you should avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar, that doesn’t mean you should avoid all carbohydrates. Going on a long-term low-carbohydrate diet can backfire and eventually increase your brain fog. Aim to get your carbohydrates from starchy vegetables and fruits instead.
You can eat a decent amount of healthy carbs every day from foods such as yams, squash, potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables. Also include berries, apples and bananas.
Also note that your brain is mostly made up of fat and requires a steady supply of essentials fatty acids to run properly and smoothly. On the other hand, low-fat diets can be detrimental to brain health and contribute to your brain fog.
Healthy sources of fat for your brain are coconut oil, olive oil, salmon oil, avocado, grass-fed beef, egg yolks, nuts and seeds. And you don’t need to worry about the cholesterol in these traditional foods. Your brain depends on cholesterol. Too little of it actually increases your risk of mental illness and Alzheimer’s.
Furthermore, an imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can contribute to systemic inflammation. Today, most people get way too many inflammatory omega-6 fats from refined vegetable oils (corn, soybean, sunflower, safflower, canola). And they don’t get enough anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats from fatty fish, which are critical for optimal brain function.
So make sure you avoid vegetable oil, and eat enough wild salmon and grass-fed beef and supplement with fish or krill oil. Doing so will reduce overall inflammation and brain fog symptoms over time.
For more information or to schedule an HijamaHerbs appointment for healing physical, emotional or sihr/jinn ailments, contact Amin Shah at 617-787-5151 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
HijamaHerbs sessions for ladies is performed by Nusrat Shah. For children, we normally do not perform hijama, however herbs, homeopathic remedies and emotional healing is performed.