How does Chinese scalp acupuncture work?

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Brain ChangesEvery moment of the day, your brain’s neural synapses and pathways are altered as result of environmental, behavioral and neural changes. Brain activity associated with a given function can move to different locations as a result of everyday stimuli, brain damage or recovery. By stimulating the scalp with acupuncture needles, scalp acupuncture helps the brain rebuild new neural synapses and pathways to recover damaged functions faster. Combined with physio-therapy and other rehabilitation activities, scalp acupuncture can drastically speed up recovery for patients recovering from strokes, cerebral palsy, and central nervous system problems.

  • Western biomedical effects:

Scalp acupuncture triggers a series of biochemical reactions in the body, which can target certain body parts.

Brain’s somatotopic system works like a miniature transmitter to direct the acupuncture stimulation to the certain body parts through the central nervous system and endocrine system. So the needle manipulation triggers body’s biochemical reaction in cerebral cortex, cerebellum, thalamo-cortical circuits, thalamus, hypothalamus, and pineal body. Because the biochemical reaction starts from inside of the central nervous system, the body react to it with fast speed.

  • Meridians and body energy effects:

Scalp acupuncture can open energy blockage inside of the brain, rebalance the body’s energy, and reconnect meridian pathways from the brain to other body parts.

The usage of the brain acupressure points were indicated in the Chinese acupuncture classics long time ago. Combination of the acupressure points, meridians and 7 or 12 energy centre theories, it’s easy to see how much the needle manipulation can affect all of these invisible systems.


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