Two separate studies released last week looked at why we sometimes have a hard time remembering things.

One said internet use plays a role, as we make less effort to retain information we know can be retrieved later.

The other exposed the damaging effects of binge drinking, for its ability to trigger a steroid that interferes with memory.

As anyone who has attempted to recite a phone number in the past 10 years can confirm, technology certainly has dwindled our recall abilities. And drinking need not be of the binge variety to remind us that alcohol clouds the memory.

But what about memory lapses that are unrelated (or in addition) to the deficiencies created by computers and alcohol? What underlying issues make us susceptible to these kinds of external factors that contribute to poor memory? This is where acupuncturists focus their attention…. [continued]

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