Acupuncture is being shown to help people with brain disorders affecting functions like memory, learning, speech and movement, among others. More and more studies are showing that acupuncture has a measurable effect on brain function, even if the reasons (within a Western medicine framework) for this remain nebulous. But Traditional Chinese Medicine teaches us that the brain is regulated like any other organ in the body; when dysfunction is present, it needs to be stimulated and nourished. Scalp acupuncture is TCM's response to cognitive dysfunction; MRIs have shown that people with a variety of neurological disorders respond to the increase in cerebral circulation that is stimulated by acupuncture needling.
Neuroacupuncture works by stimulating specifically defined points on the scalp, which TCM tells us correspond to energy pathways that control functions like spatial learning and information and sensory retention. This tells us further that while scalp acupuncture is growing in stature for its use in post-stroke and brain surgery therapy, it can also be useful for anyone looking to improve cognitive function. If you feel unusually clouded, distracted or unstable mentally, you can benefit from the therapeutic nature of scalp acupuncture.
At Community Chiropractic & Acupuncture of Park Slope, we have decades of experience using neuroacupuncture to help the members of our community who suffer from neurological disorders. If you are interested in finding out more about how this pioneering form of acupuncture therapy can help in your life, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.