Scalp Acupuncture is a modern acupuncture method developed in the 1970’s. It is an independent system from Traditional Chinese Medicine (body acupuncture). There are several contributors to the development of scalp acupuncture. The Fargo chiropractors/acupuncturists at our clinic use the system developed by Jiao Shun Fa (1939-present) and Lin Xue Jian (1911-1999). Jiao Shun Fa lives in Beijing and Lin Xue Jain lived in the U.S. from 1987 to1999.

Scalp Acupuncture works on the premise that within the brain lies all the information to function normally, both physically and mentally. Every area of the brain is related to a specific function of our body. These areas are divided into lobes.

Frontal lobe is related to complex thinking, reasoning, problem solving and planning our actions. It maintains our higher emotions such as empathy and altruism. This area is also involved in motor control and memory.

Occipital lobe is where visual information is received and processed.

Temporal lobe is where we process sounds, speech emotions and memories. It is where the language recognition center is located.

Parietal lobe is where we integrate all the information bombarding our brains. It is involved in processing pain and touch sensations, cognition (including calculating location and speed of objects), movement, orientation, recognition and speech.

Medulla Oblongata controls the body’s autonomic functions, like respiration and heart rate.

Pons effect our consciousness and sleep

Cerebellum regulates and coordinates movement, posture and balance, as well as being involved in in learning movement.

Limbic system is our emotional brain.

Activating the scalp over these areas by the use of acupuncture stimulates the underlying nerves to restore brain function to normal. These needles are placed just under the scalp. They do not penetrate the skull or the brain. Scalp acupuncture treats various neurological and internal disorders and diseases of respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital systems. It also treats psycho-emotional problems and is particularly useful in treating depression and anxiety. Vertigo and other balance issues, stroke sequela, and many other hard to treat diseases respond to scalp acupuncture treatments.

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