Poor Memory? Concentration Difficulties?

The first thing to improve your thinking is to eat small meals frequently, drink enough water and sleep at least eight hours a day.
You can also improve your mental sharpness by pressing the following acupressure points several times a day:

1. Place the tip of your finger lightly between your eyebrows. There you find a strong energy point Yintang, called by yogis "the third eye". Press on the point for several minutes.

2. Press on another important energy point, "the gate of consciousness" on the crown on your head. To find the point, imagine two straight lines over the head: one starting in the nape below the base of the skull and going over the crown to the middle of the eyebrows. The other leads from the highest point of one ear to the highest point of the other. The point "gate of consciousness" is where these two lines are crossing each other. One thumb width to front, back and both sides of "the gate of consciousness" you find a group of four points that is called Sishencong. These points improve memory and concentration. Press, rub or scratch the whole area.

The stress and tension in the neck and shoulder muscles can also contribute to problems in memory. The tight muscles inhibit the blood circulation to the brain, which needs adequate supply of oxygen to function properly. If you want to learn how to treat a stiff and painful shoulder, order my book Treat Yourself with Acupressure at Amazon.com


  1. There are many ways to start taking advantage of the brain and memory-boosting benefits of socializing. Volunteer, join a club, make it a point to see friends more often, or reach out over the phone. And if a human isn’t handy, don’t overlook the value of a pet—especially the highly-social dog. memory improvement tips