Scalp Acupuncture is one of the modern microsystem acupuncture techniques which combine Chinese acupuncture 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 to achieve the desired therapeutic effects, which is mainly used to treat brain related conditions, including neurological disorders, psychological and psychosomatic conditions, such as wind stroke, Parkinson''s disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis, autism, depression, anxiety, insomnia, pain, chronic muscle spasm, etc. Scalp Acupuncture is remarkable for its fast effects. Many patients notice an improvement after the first treatment.
Scalp Acupuncture was originally invented in China and first published in 1971 as a separately acupuncture technique. It is widely practiced in not only in China but also worldwide. There are several different styles of scalp acupuncture. After 50 years’ practice, scalp acupuncture is still on developing in its locations, techniques and applications.
The workshop will introduce the origin and development of scalp acupuncture, the location of stimulation areas and indications, the manipulations and cautions of scalp acupuncture and its clinical applications.
The practical interactive workshop will enable the participants to learn how to integrate scalp acupuncture into their current clinical practice, gaining an insight into both the theoretical and practical basis for the integration of scalp acupuncture therapy alongside their own professional discipline.
Welcome and introduction
The origin and development of scalp acupuncture
Review of scalp and brain theory knowledge
Four lines of scalp acupuncture location and practice workshop 1
Location of scalp acupuncture areas 1, including practice workshop 2
Location of scalp acupuncture areas 2, including practice workshop 3
Manipulation of scalp acupuncture needling and demonstration
Practice of location and needling, workshop 4
Scalp acupuncture treatment 1: basic neurological conditions
Scalp acupuncture treatment 2: basic psychological conditions
Review and summary