Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture: What you need to know.

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are continually devising new techniques to improve treatment outcomes. One such technique is Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA). This treatment method was developed in the late 1900s by Professor Ming Qing Zhu – a highly experienced acupuncturist. 

How does it work?

Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture

Zhu’s scalp acupuncture is based on the knowledge that our brain is the bodys control centre. Therefore, the fastest access to this ‘control centre’ may be through the scalp. This is the basis of Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, which focuses on directly stimulating the endocrine system, hypothalamus, thalamus, and regulating hormones to promote healing. Short, fine needles are inserted superficially into specific points on the scalp – corresponding to certain body parts. These needles are then gently manipulated to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome.

ZSA may also incorporate an exercise regimen known as Daoyin (mindful movement).  Daoyin enables the body to form new connections and reestablish its range of motion in a ‘balanced’ manner – not perceived by the body as incorrect or painful. If you are wondering whether Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture is the right treatment for your condition, read on to find out more.

*Please Note: It’s advisable for patients to support ZSA with lifestyle practices such as good nutrition,  exercise, meditation, and relaxation.

Stand out Benefits

  • ZSA is virtually painless since the needles are thinner and shorter than those used in other acupuncture techniques.
  • The treatment has been known to yield results in a relatively short period.
  • The treatment is convenient and does not interfere with daily activities.  It can be administered in any position and patients can  move around while undergoing the procedure.
  • The simultaneous use of Daoyin enhances the benefits of ZSA .  Therefore patients are encouraged to actively participate through movement.

When is ZSA Applicable?

Although Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture may remedy various conditions and disorders, the treatment may be especially effective in the following areas:

  1. Urgent Care– Chinese medicine experts recommend ZSA as a complementary treatment to boost the body’s self-healing process and protect the body from additional damage. For information on urgent care for stroke, click here. It is important to treat strokes as soon as possible. Every day of delay in beginning treatment during the acute phase can equal months or even years longer in the recovery phase. If you or a loved one have had a stroke and want to get acupuncture treatment, click here to find out how. We may even be able to help if you are in hospital.
  2. Difficult-to-treat and Rare Conditions– ZSA is ideal for unresponsive, undiagnosed, and idiopathic conditions (unknown cause/spontaneous origin).
  3. Chronic or Acute Pain– The treatment is celebrated for its role in providing relief from neurological and musculoskeletal pain.
  4. Neurological Disorders– Along with Daoyin, ZSA may be an effective acupuncture technique to remedy muscle atrophies, sensory and motor impairments, and paralysis.

ZSA facilitates a mind-body connection by allowing a smooth flow of blood and qi (energy). The treatment is applicable to a wide range of conditions and disorders. As usual, our experts at Centre of Balance Hamilton are dedicated to providing the best treatment and services for your unique symptoms. So don’t hesitate to contact us for additional information or to book a consultation.

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