This certification program is designed for licensed doctor of oriental medicine, acupuncturists and physicians who have had solid experience in clinical acupuncture, whether in general medical applications, pain management, or rehabilitation medicine, who want to augment their clinical skills to address common and difficult neurological and neuromuscular problems.
Neuroacupuncture is a contemporary acupuncture technique integrating Chinese acupuncture needling technique with western medicine understanding of neurology, neuroscience, and neurological rehabilitation. Neuroacupuncture is a skill of assessment, treatment and management of neurological disorders. Scalp acupuncture is an important component of neuroacupuncture since it could affect the functions of central nervous system and endocrine system directly. Scalp acupuncture is an advanced, contemporary concept of location and needling technique different from the classical acupuncture points on the head. While it has a close connection with fundamental theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, its clinical application is based on the modern knowledge of Western biomedical anatomy and physiology, and neurology. It can be used effectively to manage neurological problems that are not satisfactorily responsive to needling body or auricular patterns alone and can produce convincing responses quickly with only biweekly treatments, even in old and difficult problems. It has been proven a most effective technique for managing acute and chronic central nervous system disorders. This technique often produces remarkable results with just a few needles. It can bring about immediate improvements, sometimes taking only several minutes. The technique can be used by itself or in conjunction with classical acupuncture.
This program is based on the thirty-four years of clinical successes of Drs. Jason and Linda Hao, DOM. With proper neurologic assessment, scalp needling and appropriate rehabilitation they were able to successfully treat and manage a variety of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, complex regional pain, phantom pain, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, ataxia, posttraumatic stress disorders, and sequelae of stroke, to name a few.
Meet the founders of NAI and listen to what the faculty and workshop participants have to say: