Scalp Acupuncture

One of the most significant and exciting recent developments in the field, Chinese Scalp Acupuncture is an innovative and modern acupuncture technique first developed and researched in the 1970’s by Dr. Jiao Shun-fa, a neurosurgeon in Shanxi province, China. Scalp acupuncture integrates the essence of ancient Chinese needling techniques with the knowledge of neuroanatomy. The location and unique composition of the scalp make it an ideal stimulating field for affecting the internal activities of the brain. Scalp acupuncture has been used at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the treatment of phantom limb pain in veterans. The scope of disorders able to be treated with scalp acupuncture is broad and includes many of the same diseases for which patients may seek out a conventional neurologist. This technique can be an efficacious and safe approach for the treatment of disorders such as paralysis or other symptoms due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.