YNSA Scalp Acupuncture
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture
YNSA acupuncture is a relatively new system of Acupuncture, developed in the 60s and 70s by Dr Yamamoto (and it is still always evolving). It is a system whereby the whole body is mapped on the head and scalp, and the meridian systems can also be affected by these points on the scalp- so it intertwines traditional Chinese Medical wisdom with more modern awareness of Neuroscience and Fascia. Sensitive points in very specific areas of the hand, neck and scalp are palpated (pressed), and then with feedback from the patient, the most effective points on the scalp are chosen to be needled. Only very small needles are used, and no painful needle stimulation is necessary, unlike with other styles of Chinese Scalp Acupuncture. Often instant results are noted, especially with regards to pain, mobility or movement. Scalp acupuncture is often used for Neurological issues including Stroke, Parkinson's and MS. More info here on the website of the International School of Scalp Acupuncture and the teachers I trained with.
However, YNSA treatments are not just for pain and Neurological issues! The treatment can be effective for a wide range of issues, including gynaecological and hormonal imbalances, tinnitus, sleep, migraines, and more.
Usually I would incorporate this treatment at the beginning of a whole body treatment but it can also be used as a stand alone treatment. It is very safe for all ages and stages of life.
Get in touch if you'd like to experience it for yourself!