Scalp Acupuncture and Clinical Cases
- ISBN: 9787119018065
- 1997, 94 pages
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The Chinese Scalp acupuncture is an old traditional Chinese therapy used to treat the hemiplegia, numbness of limbs and aphasia caused by cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage or cerebral embolism.
It is done by stimulating related parts of the scalp corresponding to the cerebral cortex with acupuncture needles. It is effective, simple, convenient and inexpensive.
Cerebral thrombosis, cerebral haemorrhage and cerebral embolism are all disorders of the brain. They pose great threats to people’s health. For years, medical workers throughout the world have worked hard in the attempt to find effective cures for them. Scalp acupuncture, developed and improved by Dr. Jiao Shunfa, a Chinese specialist of acupuncture, through many years of research and clinical practice and by combining the knowledge of modem anatomy and the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, perhaps can be taken as an effective method for these cerebral disorders.
In this book, written by Dr. Jiao, the principles and techniques of scalp acupuncture are systemically discussed along with typical case reports to illustrate the therapeutic effect of the therapy.
Dr. Jiao Shunfa, born in Jishan County, Shanxi Province in 1936, received medical education in Shanxi Medical College. Later, he served in succession as deputy director of Jishan County Hospital, deputy director and director of the Yuncheng Prefectural Hospital, director of Public Health Bureau of Yuncheng Prefecture, director of Scalp Acupuncture Institute of Yuncheng Prefecture, vice-chairman of the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society of Shanxi Province, and president of International Medical College of Brain and Scalp Acupuncture in Kirghizstan. Devoting to the study of acupuncture and meridian theory while practising medicine, he invented scalp acupuncture in 1971 and developed the method of intra-arterial drip of drugs into the carotid artery to treat cerebrovascular diseases together with Du Quanzhi in 1976. He authored Investigation of the Essentials of Acupuncture and Intra-arterial Drip of Drugs into Carotid Artery for Treatment of Cerebrovascular Diseases.