Scalp acupuncture is a modern acupuncture technique in which needles are inserted into areas of the head. Instead of using traditional acupuncture points and meridians, it is based on Western Medicine’s knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the brain. It is an effective treatment for disorders of the central nervous system.
The purpose of scalp acupuncture is to stimulate areas of the head that correspond to areas of the cerebrum and cerebellum in the brain that are responsible for motor activity, sensory input, hearing and balance, and vision and speech. The theory of scalp acupuncture posits that by stimulating the nerves in the scalp with the acupuncture, we can stimulate the corresponding areas of the brain.
Studies on scalp acupuncture have shown that it has been effective for treating paralysis and aphasia (a language disorder) due to stroke, as well as other neurological conditions.
Conditions we can treat include:
Complex regional pain syndrome
Paralysis due to stroke
Phantom limb pain
Restless leg syndrome
Traumatic brain injury