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Scalp Acupuncture

When applying acupuncture needles on certain points or lines of the scalp, it is called scalp acupuncture, which originated from 1970’s China. At present, scalp acupuncture has been used to treat more than 80 kinds of common disorders. It is especially suitable for disorders of central nervous system such as psychosis, seizures, strokes, and other neurological dysfunctions.

 

Those main lines or zones for stimulation on the scalp are near corresponded cerebral cortex, therefore corresponding names are assigned after them, i.e., Motor area, Sensory area, Chorea-trembling controlled area, Vertigo-auditory area, speech area, Foot motor sensory area, Optic area, Balance area, Gastric area,  Thoracic area, and Reproduction area, etc.