Amnesia is a condition in which memory is disturbed or lost. Other symptoms of amnesia can include confusion and uncoordinated movements. People with amnesia usually retain knowledge of their own identity, as well as motor skills.
There are multiple types of amnesia, including retrograde amnesia, anterograde amnesia, and transient global amnesia. Amnesia can be caused by many things including traumatic experiences and brain injury.
The causes of amnesia have traditionally been divided into two types - organic or the functional.
Organic causes include damage to the brain, through physical injury, neurological disease or the use of certain (generally sedative) drugs.
Functional causes are psychological factors, such as mental disorder, post-traumatic stress or, in psychoanalytic terms, defense mechanisms.
Common Causes of Memory Loss are – Ageing, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, brain tumours, thyroid disorder, and stress, lack of sleep, alcohol and drug abuse, certain medications like sleeping pills, anti-depressants, sugar level and cholesterol reducing medicines.
The ancient science of Ayurveda offers many therapies and herbs which have now been found to act on these degenerative processes.
Ayurvedic therapies that are directly focused towards the memory problems - healing therapies such as:
Shiro Lepam - procedure is done as the patient's head is rubbed with a special herbal paste mixed with medicinal oil. It acts cordially on the brain function
Shirovasti- head is placed in a leather funnel, similar to a cylindrical hat, in which warm herbal oil is poured which is left to stay for a certain time. This therapy is extremely effective in nervous and psychological disorders and helps achieve complete relaxation of the whole body.
Shiro Abhyangam - light massage on the head, shoulders and face, done with a special warm mixture of herbal oils selected by the Ayurveda doctor again according to the type of dosha and condition of the patient
Shirodhara - pouring a thin jet of warm herbal oil on the forehead have an extremely beneficial effect on brain function, soothe the nervous system
Ayurvedic treatment procedures like Abhyanga, Nasya, , Shirobasti and Pichu also is recommended for Amsesia treatment .
Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Shankhapushpi, Vacha, Bhringaraja, Mandukaparni, Brahmi Gritha, Brahmi Rasayana are beneficial.
Panchkarma trerapies are included in the list for treatment, as needed and at the discretion of the Ayurvedic practitioner.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
Fear, running away from life is one of the main causes of Amnesia. Escape from unwanted situations, forget events, get rid of memories. With the help of amnesia, the subconscious mind performs human protection functions - events related to physical pain or mental suffering are erased from memory.
Include ghee, almonds and milk in your diet
regular body and head massage
Manage your stress and anxiety
practise yoga, pranayama, and meditation regulary
Go for a regular walk to enhance blood circulation
Give your brain some exercise by reading, playing games
Blueberry is very effective in bringing back the lost memory
Carrots are very beneficial for memory loss because carotenes found in carrots are a natural memory booster