Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) and Chinese scalp acupuncture  

YNSA and Chinese scalp acupuncture are especially effective for the treatment of neurological and pain disorders. Zones of the scalp corresponding to areas of physiological or neural dysfunction are stimulated with fine acupuncture needles or, in children, with lasers. YNSA and Chinese scalp acupuncture can be applied individually or in combination with other methods of acupuncture and holistic therapies.

  • Acute and chronic pain of all kinds  
  • Pain and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system
  • Improved post-operative mobilization  
  • Nerve pain  
  • Functional disorders  
  • Neurological disorders
  • Stroke  
  • Facial paralysis  
  • Spasticity  
  • Birth injuries
  • Developmental disorders in children   

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture and Chinese scalp acupuncture

are two entirely different therapeutic techniques. The physician will select which method is most appropriate given the patient’s diagnosis, condition, needs and experience. Both methods stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to continue learning and adapting throughout a person’s entire life. The result is that healthy areas of the brain are encouraged to take over functions previously exercised by damaged areas (e.g. movement of extremities). For most practitioners of scalp acupuncture, YNSA generally plays a more important role than Chinese scalp acupuncture.


The information about scalp acupuncture or any other therapeutic methods presented on these pages should never replace the advice of a qualified physician. Always consult a doctor if you are experiencing pain or physical problems of any kind.