Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

The replay above  is with Peter Doyle, a practitioner of Chinese Scalp Acupuncture. His website is:

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Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

In the vast landscape of traditional acupuncture, there exists a fascinating and lesser-Chinese Scalp Acupunctureknown practice known as Chinese scalp acupuncture. While acupuncture itself is widely recognized and practiced worldwide, scalp acupuncture presents a unique approach to healing that targets specific areas of the scalp to address various ailments and promote overall wellness. In this blog, I will cover the origins, techniques, and potential benefits of Chinese scalp acupuncture.

Origins and Principles

Chinese scalp acupuncture, also referred to as “head acupuncture” or “cranial acupuncture,” has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine but gained prominence in the 20th century through the work of Dr. Jiao Shunfa, a renowned acupuncturist in China. Dr. Jiao developed a systematic approach to scalp acupuncture based on traditional principles combined with modern neurological principles.

Scalp acupuncture facilitates the flow of Qi (vital energy) through the various meridians in the body. By stimulating specific points on the scalp, acupuncturists regulate the flow of Qi and blood, restore balance, and promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Techniques and Practices

Unlike traditional body acupuncture, which utilizes points along the body’s meridians, scalp acupuncture focuses primarily on the scalp, targeting specific zones that correspond to different areas and functions of the body. These zones are mapped out on the scalp, and practitioners insert fine needles into designated points with precision.

The selection of points and the depth of needle insertion can vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual’s constitution. Additionally, scalp acupuncture may be combined with other TCM modalities such as herbal medicine, cupping, or moxibustion to enhance its therapeutic effects.

Potential Benefits

Chinese scalp acupuncture offers a wide range of benefits for various physical, neurological, and emotional conditions. Some potential benefits include:

  1. Pain Management: Scalp acupuncture has been used to alleviate chronic pain conditions such as migraines, headaches, neck pain, and musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Neurological Disorders: It may benefit individuals with neurological conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and neuropathy by improving nerve function and promoting neural regeneration.
  3. Mental Health: Scalp acupuncture is also utilized to address mental and emotional imbalances, including anxiety, depression, stress-related disorders, and insomnia.
  4. Functional Disorders: Conditions such as digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and respiratory ailments may also respond positively to scalp acupuncture by restoring the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms.


Chinese scalp acupuncture represents a unique and effective approach to healing that combines ancient wisdom with modern understanding. Many individuals have experienced significant relief and improvements in their health and well-being through this practice.

Front Neurol. 2023 Jun 2:14:1196446. Research methods and efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: a scoping review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Bin Yu Shi-Qi Ma Hai-Peng Huang Zhen Zhong Shuo Yu Ke Hung Li-Ying Zhang Meng-Yuan Li Lin Yao 


Introduction: Research on acupuncture for Parkinson’s Disease is growing rapidly. A scoping review examines emerging evidence and is important to guide policy and practice. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the breadth and methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and to map the quality of evidence of these studies to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PD.

Methods: Seven literature databases were searched. Two researchers independently screened the literature and extracted relevant information (such as general characteristics, inclusion criteria, study results, and report quality).The inclusion criteria include publicly published systematic reviews/meta-analyses/systematic reviews of acupuncture treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

The research subjects are any patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s disease, and intervention measures include acupuncture treatment including electro acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, or combination with other treatment methods. The outcome indicators are all types of results related to PD and the effective measurement tools used.

Results: A total of 23 systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses of studies were included. Most of the articles were published between 2019 and 2023 (47.8%). A total of 14 articles (60.9%) were evaluated and classified, and 89 (36.8.1%) of the 242 included articles were of medium and high quality.

Discussion: This study comprehensively evaluates the quality and research methods of incorporating SRs/MAs, and concludes that acupuncture treatment for Parkinson’s disease may be significant.

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