, 2022-11-04 22:29:00,
Published on: 5 November 2022, 08:59 am IST
Most memory issues, according to Ayurveda, are associated with the Kapha Dosha, which is known for its dense, thick, mushy, and sticky characteristics. On the ‘film’ of the brain’s white matter, or Tarpaka, a sub-dosha of Kapha, are images, experiences and sensations. The brain and other nerve tissue are then nourished and protected by this unique tissue.
When one has Kapha stagnation or low Kapha Dosha, it causes heavy sensations and foggy thinking. An example of high Kapha is having high triglyceride levels (or blood fat), which could result in a thick, oily quality of the blood, resulting in a slow flow of blood over the blood-brain barrier.
Memory-related issues are often translated into memory problems such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, or increasing benign forgetfulness or short-term memory loss. Women going through menopause can experience temporary changes in their memory, which is restored once the hormones are balanced.
Signs of poor memory
So how do we know when one has poor memory? Well, here are some initial hints:
- Unable to remember new events
- Unable to recall one or more memories of the past
- Facing challenges in planning or solving problems
Ayurveda believes that all three Doshas in the brain must work together for learning, processing, and recalling information. An imbalance in any one of these can cause memory, concentration, and…
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