Scalp Therapy

  • Beneficial different age group
  • Effective for treatment & preventive care

Scalp therapy is a modern Chinese medical treatment performed by a skilled practitioner through the use of finger pressure, ox-horn or jade comb to stimulate acupuncture meridians. The practitioner determines if there are excesses or deficiencies in the channels that run along the scalp, then he or she balances the qi flowing through the area. This therapy is commonly used for stress, weak concentration, memory loss, headaches, sequelae after stroke, panic attacks, and bi-polar disorders. Scalp therapy is also good preventive care for hair loss, pre- and post-scalp surgery, and face-lift surgery. According to Chinese medical theory, stimulation of the scalp area is beneficial for lifting spirits, creative thoughts, enhanced memory, and increased longevity.

New research on scalp therapy in the last 10 years has developed modern applications. Scalp therapy nowadays has been expanded to treat internal medical problems such as paralysis, pain, indigestion, urine tract problems, and more. Dr. Ming Jin has written a book in Chinese, Endocrine-Neurological System Balance through Scalp Therapy, illustrating that treatment of the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus help the endocrine and nervous systems to treat conditions such as PMS, menopause, infertility, thyroid problems, irritable bowel syndrome, and Graves' disease. According to modern research, scalp therapy can even adjust high FSH and PSA levels due to endocrinological problems. It can also be used to help people with endocrinological problems such as weight gain, acne during puberty, and water retention. This new research on scalp therapy will help many patients who have pituitary imbalances through a healing process.

Modern scalp therapy utilizes Western medical anatomy regions, such as the motor, vision, and speech areas, according to brain function. Modern research has proven that patients with a long history of amenorrhea caused by the imbalance of the pituitary gland would benefit from scalp treatment. Children who have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and patients with irritable bowel syndrome can also benefit from therapy along the pituitary and hypothalamus regions.

Scalp therapy should be done twice a week initially for three weeks, then once a week for a month, followed by once a month for maintenance. Treatments last from thirty minutes to one hour depending on the problem to be treated. Contraindications for scalp therapy include patients who have brain tumors, brain surgery, wounds, scars, infections, ulcers or trauma on the scalp. Post-surgical scalp treatment should be undertaken one month after the operation to help circulation and reduce swelling.