Scalp Acupuncture is one of the modern microsystem acupuncture techniques which combine Chinese acupuncture Brain theory and needling methods with western medical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology and particularly the elementary functional neuroanatomy about representative areas of the cerebral cortex. During the treatment, the needles are inserted into the specific stimulating areas on the scalp that correspond to areas of the brain that control central nervous system functions, motor activity, sensory input, vision, speech, hearing, and balance can be affected. Scalp acupuncture is mainly used to treat brain related conditions, including neurological disorders, psychological and psychosomatic conditions, such as wind stroke, depression, Parkinson's disease, Multiple sclerosis, dementia, pain, chronic muscle spasm, etc. Scalp Acupuncture is remarkable for its fast effects.
Many patients have noticed immedietely improvements after the first treatment.
Prof. Dr. Shun-fa Jiao (1938-), a neurosurgeon in China (from 1960), is the recognized founder of Scalp Acupuncture. He combined modern understanding of neuroanatomy with traditional acupuncture technique to affect the functions of the central nervous system, first published in 1971/3/18. After over 47 years of research and empirical evidence scalp acupuncture has been widely used not only in China but also all over the world. There are severa other scalp acupuncture styles practicing as well.