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What is scalp acupuncture?

The scalp acupuncture is a therapy applied by needling the specific area of the scalp to treat diseases. It is invented and developed by combininb the theories and techniques of traditional acupuncture and the knowlwdge of modern physiology and anatomy of the nervous system on the basis of repeated scientific research and clinical practice for many years.

Stimulating areas

Ancient chinese physicians discovered the nervous system in human body 2.500 years ago. At that time, it was called meridian system (meridians and collaterals). It is a huge and complicated system to connect the internal organs and the external trunk and limbs; and all the meridians converge into the spinal cord (spinal canal) and end at the brain. The meridian system can affect and determine the survivial or death of human beings, be used to treat hundreads of diseases and adjust the deficiency and excessiveness of the human body. Judging by descriptions of the meridian system in the ancient medical literature. Internal Canon of the Yellow Emperor, compiled in the spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, it is similar to the nervous system in modern medicine. I think the nervous system in modern medicine is derived from the meridian system through many transformations and modifications.
Therefore, the nervous system in human body was first discovered by Chinese people and the anatomy and physiology of nervous system in modern medicine is actually an inheritance and development of the ancient meridian system.
The scalp acupuncture was invented and developed through clinical practice by combining the techniques of traditional cupuncture and the knowledge of modern anatomy and physiology. The stimulating areas over the scalp are defined chiefly according to the location of the functional areas of the cerebral cortes. For example, since the precentral gyrus is a motor centre of the cerebral cortex, this area over the scalp is defined as the motor area.





Dra. Cecilia Y. Cáceres
www.acupunturachina.com®