Scalp acupuncture

Features of  Scalp Acupuncture

Scalp acupuncture is an acupuncture technique in which acupuncture needles are used to stimulate the scalp areas corresponding to the diseased area of the brain in order to facilitate a return of function in that area. This method is based on elementary functional neuroanatomy, and has not much to do with traditional acupuncture meridian theory. If part of the brain is damaged, for instance by a stroke, then the scalp is stimulated over the damaged area of the brain. All the scalp points are representations of the underlying functional areas of the brain. There are several different styles of scalp acupuncture, e.g., Jiao’s Style, Dr. Ming Qing Zhu’s style, and Yamamoto New Scalp acupuncture, etc. In our clinic we used a method that combining Jiao’s style and Dr. Zhu’s technique. Dr. J also used the scalp acupuncture techniques developed by Professor Jin Rui in Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.

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