Scalp-acupuncture is a form of Neuro-Acupuncture. It is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating traditional Chinese needling methods with Western biomedical knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the cerebral cortex. Scalp acupuncture has been proven to be the most effective technique for treating acute and chronic central nervous system disorders. Scalp acupuncture often produces remarkable results with just a few needles and usually brings about immediate improvements.
Acupuncture has been used to prevent and treat disease in China for thousands of years. Scalp acupuncture, however, is a modern innovation and development with just 40 years of history. Scalp acupuncture is frequently used in the rehabilitation of paralysis due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, automobile accidents, and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in pain management, especially that caused by the central nervous system, such as phantom pain, complex regional pain, and residual limb pain. It has been proven to have very effective results in treating PTSD, TBI, aphasia, ataxia, and Menière’s disease.
It originated in 1950’s China when various famous biomedicine physicians introduced neurophysiology into the field of acupuncture and explored correlations between the brain and the body. Dr. Jiao Shun-fa a neurosurgeon, is the recognized father of scalp acupuncture. Starting in 1971 he systematically undertook the scientific exploration and charting of scalp nerve correspondences. Dr. Jiao combined a modern understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with traditional needling techniques of Chinese acupuncture to develop a radical new tool for affecting the functions of the central nervous system. Many scientific studies of scalp acupuncture have shown positive results treating various disorder of the CNS. Only a handful of acupuncturists in the USA are trained and applying it in USA.
Scalp acupuncture entails less risk, can yield quicker results and causes fewer side effects than many drug therapies and/or surgery and in many instances scalp acupuncture is the only treatment which produces positive results. See Comparative List of Side Effects: Pharmacology vs Scalp Acupuncture