Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scalp Acupuncture

One happy chappy...
James did a thorough job on my head! He mastered the best technique on about his eighth needle. The other seven were this bent or at 90 degree angles after being jammed into to my scalp...

After treatment I noticed a difference in my mood. I felt light headed and energised. However the reason why we are doing this is to help people who, for example, need better and improved muscle response in the their legs. Below is a patient named Josh. He very kindly allowed me to take this photo in clinic with Cong (UTS TCM lecturer and practitioner in the clinic). Josh came to the UTS acupuncture clinic to try treatment out to help with his recovery from a car accident in October 2008. He sustained major injuries to his spine and now is working to regain the use of his legs. He also has reduced mobility and strength in his arms. He is a determined man and his ability for walking or aided walk is looking fantastic. This is because of all the physiotherapy work he does, determined attitude and therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese Medicine herbs. One type of treatment we have followed for Josh is electro scalp acupuncture. In this photo you may see some leads travelling to his head as well as to his arms. The point is to stimulate the the motor function areas of the brain. Its an interesting combination of western understanding of areas of the brain and how they work and eastern understanding of drawing energy to needed areas of the body to stimulate muscle response, in this case.As you can imagine we have been delighted with Josh's muscle test response improvements and the ability for him to feel sensation down the legs with acupuncture too. He's off to America soon to the Shepherd centre for some intense work but I must say it's been a real privilege to have met him and to have worked with him for this short period of time as I feel as though I have learnt a great deal from him. If he ever sees this blog I wanted to show him that we go through the same acupuncture that he's been through too, except he didn't have to endure the needles being bent in half on his head as someone did it on mine first! All the best Josh and I hope for an update when you get back.


andreainamity said...

Lecture by Shunfa Jiao, Father of Head (Scalp) Acupuncture

Professor Shunfa Jiao, known as the father of head (scalp) acupuncture, will give two lectures sponsored by New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, Long Island, NY on May 29th and May 31, 2009. The lecture offers continuing education credits to acupuncture and TCM students.

See the NYCTCM CEU page for more information and registration form.

B.J. von Schneyder Art said...

"Happy Chappy" lol :)
I think it´s so courageous you try this out on each other, I guess you have to!
I once had an accupuncture on my scalp and remember that weird noise when the needle went through the skin. But it wasn´t painful at all. As soon the needle was placed I didn´t feel it anymore.


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