What is Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA)?
Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) is one of a number of specialized microsystem acupuncture techniques. The more general acupuncture therapy is often called body acupuncture. In scalp acupuncture, very short, fine needles are placed on the scalp to achieve the desired therapeutic effects on the different parts of the body. This technique has yielded outstanding results for thousands of patients, and has become recognized worldwide as one of the most effective methods for the treatment of a wide variety of difficult-to-manage medical conditions.
How does ZSA differ from traditional acupuncture?
The major differences between ZSA and body acupuncture are:
- It is more convenient as the patient can receive a treatment in any position and it does not interfere with daily activities.
- There is less pain associated with scalp acupuncture than with body acupuncture.
- For most conditions results tend to be faster.
- The locations of the needling differ. Although the scalp has numerous traditionally identified acupuncture points along several of the major meridians, ZSA has its own unique treatment zones.
How does ZSA differ from other scalp acupuncture methods?
One main difference between ZSA and other scalp acupuncture methods is that Zhu’s needles are shorter and thinner, so it is virtually painless. Zhu’s treatment zones are also mapped differently. Zhu’s ways of manipulating the needles are unique. Furthermore, the simultaneous use of Daoyin greatly enhances our therapeutic results.
Why our services are unique?
Our primary treatment modality, Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, is developed by Professor Ming Qing Zhu, L.Ac. based on his 50 years of extensive clinical experience. Our therapy is integrated with Daoyin*, herbal medicine, massage, cupping and moxibustion to produce the best therapeutic results. We raise the patients’ awareness of self-healing power, and teach them self care through breathing, relaxation, meditation, physical exercises, and nutrition, among others.
Our expertise lies in the following areas:
- Neurological disorders: acute and chronic paralysis, motor and sensory impairments, muscle atrophies.
- Pain: acute and chronic pain due to musculoskeletal, neurological, organic, or psychological origin.
- Rare and difficult conditions: idiopathic or undiagnosed conditions and those that has not responded to any treatment.
- Complementary urgent care: emergencies where acupuncture intervention may play a life supporting role; protects the body from further damages; and boosts its self-healing process.