As many people know, acupuncture is a therapeutic technique of oriental medicine and its origins can be traced back more than 2500 years. Neuro-acupuncture is an integrative healing modality. It is a contemporary acupuncture technique that integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine needling methods with a focus on the brain, central nervous system and modern neuroanatomy and neurophysiology.
Neuro-acupuncture has its origins in scalp acupuncture. The modern system of scalp acupuncture began being extensively researched beginning in the 1950’s. Drs. Jason and Linda Hao have greatly refined and expanded this field of healing knowledge and techniques. To further the field of neuro-acupuncture, they have created the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute. https://www.neuroacupunctureinstitute.org/. A fundamental purpose of the Institute is to train people in this work to help those who have central nervous system disorders.
Neuro-acupuncture has been found to be an effective modality for rehabilitation of acute and chronic central nervous system disorders. Examples of acute conditions include following automobile accidents, concussions, brain injuries, Bell’s Palsy, paralysis and trauma of any origin.
Some examples of chronic central nervous system disorders that neuro-acupuncture positively effects include Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease and Autism. Although not limited to the following, neuro-acupuncture has also been found to be effective in treating aphasia (loss of ability to understand or express speech), ataxia (the loss of full control of body movements), dyspraxia (difficulty with movement, coordination, processing and motor learning), loss of balance, and dizziness.
Neuro-acupuncture may also be used for any pain management. Pain caused by central nervous system disorders such as phantom pain, complex regional pain and residual limb pain can be more difficult. Neuro-acupuncture has been found to be effective with these conditions as well. Neuro-acupuncture has also been very successful in fostering wellness and to help build the immune system.
Bev Clarke is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in Arizona and she has twenty-five years of
professional health care experience. Her intention has always been to work with people to optimize their health and wellness.
Her professional areas of education, training and licensure are in the areas of massage therapy; Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology; CranioSacral Therapy; BSN/Registered Nurse (NM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine. At this time, Bev has a focus on CranioSacral therapy and neuro-acupuncture. Neuro-Acupuncture is an advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine modality that is used with people with central nervous system disorders including brain injuries.
Bev provides sessions of Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy or a combination of Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy. Please see her ‘bio’ for more information. She invites you to contact her if you feel her intention, training and experience may be of benefit to you.
She looks forward to meeting you!