Scalp acupuncture is forging its way into acceptance in the Western medical conscious. Most often used in the applications of post-stroke and brain surgery therapy, there is a growing body of clinical findings that point to the efficacy of scalp acupuncture in helping sufferers of:
...and many more. But many people are still hesitant about scalp acupuncture, perhaps because of the dearth of practitioners in the United States. Let's find out a little bit more about how it works.
Alternatively known as neuroacupuncture, this treatment combines knowledge of TCM, traditional acupuncture needling and neurology; thus, it requires a certified practitioner who is versed in the use of acupuncture for neurological conditions. At our new facility in Park Slope, you will meet with a fully-certified neuroacupuncture practitioner, in a dedicated acupuncture room, who will walk you through the process and answer all questions and reservations you may have.
At a basic level, neuroacupuncture is effective because it directly stimulates the brain cells which correspond to your impairment. It helps to restore function and stimulate aid to the brain cells which are misfiring and encourages a general realignment of the brain system in support of your condition. As for the actual process, acupuncture needles are inserted into thin layer of tissue under your scalp that protects the skull.
If you are interested in finding out more about neuroacupuncture and its role in treating brain injuries, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.
Here you will find a review of the case literature regarding scalp acupuncture: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3833481/
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