According to the World Health Organization, there are over one billion people worldwide that suffer from a neurological
disorder. Often, doctors and therapist advise patients that there is no cure. Traditional treatment often includes prescription drugs or surgeries.
The good news is that there is hope with acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used for
three thousand years in the east, but is relatively new to the west. Scalp acupuncture originated approximately 40 years ago in China. It enables people to be helped who previously were thought
to be beyond help. It has been especially helpful for those with neurological problems and those with spinal cord injuries. Acupuncturists and western allopathic doctors are
using scalp acupuncture to help patients who were previously thought to be beyond help.
Many practitioners in both the West and the East are only mildly aware of this new
technique, and few apply it in their practices for several reasons. First, up to now there has been no authoritative and practical text for scalp acupuncture in English. Second, there are
a very limited number of highly experienced teachers. Third, manual manipulation is very difficult to learn and master without detailed description and demonstration. And fourth, the names of
stimulation areas are different from the standardized names given by the Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature of the World Health Organization, Section 3.6 on Scalp Acupuncture, in Geneva
The Brain and Neurological Treatment Foundation works at educating the public to raise awareness for
neurological disorders that includes traumatic brain injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Hemiplegia, Alzheimer’s, Complex Regional Pain (RSD), phantom limb pain,
paralysis, aphasia, seizure, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-concussion syndrome, and spinal cord injury. Our hope is that raising awareness will encourage more doctors to get
trained so more individuals can be cured or helped in recovery. The foundation seeks to also fund those who qualify with financial assistance to receive