What is Scalp Acupuncture? 

  • Scalp acupuncture also known as neuro-acupuncture is a relatively new form of specialized acupuncture. This modern system of scalp acupuncture started in China in the 1950s and gained traction in the west in the 1970s. With its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's clinical application is based on modern knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology.

  • The same micro-thin needles used in traditional acupuncture are used during scalp acupuncture. These needles are inserted into the thin layer of loose connective tissue of the scalp. After the needles are inserted, the client rests for 10 minutes.  The needles are then stimulated and this process of resting and stimulating will continue for 30-60 minutes.  

  • The zones and lines used in scalp acupuncture correspond to the cortical areas of the brain that are responsible for motor activity, sensory input, vision, speech, hearing, and balance.  By stimulating these reflex areas within the scalp, we can regulate and harmonize the functional activities of the brain and body.

What is Scalp Acupuncture used for? 

  • Scalp acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions but has been proven to be the most effective for treating 

    • Concussion

    • Traumatic Brain Injuries 

    • Stroke

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Spinal Cord Injuries

    • Dysphasia (trouble swallowing) 

    • Bell's palsy 

    • Paralysis

    • Hearing and balance issues

    • Dizziness and vertigo

Is it safe? 

  • Scalp acupuncture is very safe when performed by a qualified professional.  Though the scalp is uniquely innervated and highly vascularized there is no risk of heavy bleeding. When needles are inserted the experience is quick and painless. 

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