What is Neuro Acupuncture?
Neuro- Acupuncture is a more contemporary acupuncture style focusing on various scalp points that overlay western medical knowledge of the brain.
Utilizing basic neurological tests and functions, points are selected on basic cerebral cortex regions effective for treatment of chronic and acute central nervous system disorders. Stimulating and activating specific brain regions essentially resets the sensory (central nervous system) and motor nerves (peripheral nervous system). Think of it as connecting the mind to body functionality.
Often patients who receive a combination of Neuro-acupuncture and Neuro-meridian acupuncture treatments have experienced better than expected results. Patients may see changes almost immediately, and have other rewarding results such as a boosted immune system, increased functionality of bodily systems and even heightened reproductive responses.
Who does Neuro Acupuncture?
A Neuro-Acupuncture specialist is a licensed acupuncturist with in-depth training and comprehension in neurological testing, neuroanatomy, neuropathology and neurophysiology. Chinese medicine is focused on precise depth, needle placement and scalp treatment points utilizing 2 to 3 out of 10 styles of scalp acupuncture techniques at a time. Neuro-Meridian techniques can also be incorporated to work either flaccid/hypotonicity or spasticity/hypertonicity of the musculature, resulting in more movement and stability of a patient. Examples are enabling a stroke patient to walk better or providing a cerebral palsy patient with more stability.
Rosanna's training has been under Drs' Jason and Linda Hao, as well as other great professionals both within the western and eastern medical fields that encompass the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute (NAI). She is part of the first group of acupuncturists who has completed all trainings under NAI, and is currently one of the few specialist in Pennsylvania.
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Neuro-Acupuncture is an excellent method of rehabilitation for paralysis due to traumatic brain injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or stroke. For Autism, Nero-acupuncture treatments have shown outstanding results in basic interaction, awareness and better communication and comprehension from the patient. Neuro-Acupuncture also helps in pain management associated with the central nervous system disorders such as phantom limb pain, residual and complex regional pain syndrome. It’s even been proven to be effective in treating dizziness, vertigo, eye disorders, aphasia, and loss of balance.
Understanding the diagnostics needed in western medicine treatments enables the Neuro-Acupuncturists to work hand in hand with a patient’s neurologist, physical or speech therapist, or any other developmental therapist. It is putting an experienced team together for better quality of life for a patient suffering from a Neurological disorder. This West meets East cooperation to treatment can overcome the hurdles and plateaus often experienced in a single medical treatment approach.
Neuro-Acupuncture excels at treating all manner of neurological conditions.
Among the most commonly seen in clinic are:
• Balance Issues
• Cerebral Palsy
• Complex Regional Pain
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson's Disease
• Phantom Pain
• Restless Leg Syndrome
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Traumatic Brain Injury