Most Western countries are experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number of aging seniors within their populations, with a comparably small number of youth. As these seniors age, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are becoming much more common, yet there is still no known cure.
Enter Chinese medicine. A compound made of three Chinese herbs has shown promise in treating people with memory problems, and it has now received approval to enter clinical trials in Australia and in China. We will be watching these trials with great interest.
Exerpt: “Over the last 10 years, Sailuotong has been systematically studied in the laboratory and clinical trials. These preliminary studies have shown Sailuotong improves the cognitive and memory impairment associated with vascular dementia”.
“Preliminary studies of Sailuotong showed it increased blood flow to the brain and those taking the herbal medicine improved their scores on standard cognitive tests.”
About the author: Rebecca Wong has been working in the herbal business since 2000. She has received her training in acupuncture and herbalism from respected authorities Paul Des Rosiers and Vu Le at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto, and Michael Tierra at the East West Herb School in California.