Scalp acupuncture differs from Traditional Chinese Medicine in that needles are inserted into specific regions of the scalp that correspond directly to the Western understanding of brain function as opposed to the Traditional Chinese method of acupuncture where needles are placed into acupuncture points along the energy channels or meridians.
Scalp acupuncture can affect central nervous system functions such as motor activity, sensory input, vision, speech, hearing and balance. It is therefore beneficial for all kinds of pain – back pain, neck pain, facial and head pain, phantom limb pain etc.
It can also help with problems of unco-ordination, walking difficulties, abnormal sensations of the limbs, general movement of the limbs and even paralysis.
Scalp acupuncture can also influence the endocrine system. It can assist in hormone imbalance and internal organ dysfunction such as bladder and bowel disorders including incontinence.
Above all else, it can rejuvenate, revitalise and nourish the body’s organs, cells and tissues by increasing energy and blood flow to the brain thus leaving the recipient both energised and relaxed.
- hormonal imbalance
- weakened immune system
- increased heart rate
- irregular breathing
- impaired thinking and performance
- disrupted sleep
- tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion