Neurological Acupuncture for Cognition and Brain Health

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Neurological Acupuncture for Cognition and Brain Health

Acupuncture offers an excellent treatment option for brain issues because it can address the brain through neuropuncture, tiny needles inserted along the scalp. Research has shown that needles inserted in other parts of the body also affect the brain in specific ways.

If blood supply to your brain has been compromised by a fall, a car accident or anything that shook your head wildly, you could have proprioception problems.

Your cerebellum, a structure that is located at the back of the brain under the occipital and temporal lobes, controls the smooth action and coordination of movements. This means you may have drop foot, problems with walking, or trouble perceiving your body in space - which can cause balance issues.It also creates emotional disorder.

Blood Flow to the Brain

For example, the point commonly referred to as Bladder 10, is used to treat gait and neurological issues, cerebellum issues, eye pain, and blurry vision. It is also accessed for treatment of epilepsy, mania, excessive talking and to calm the spirit. It is located on the lateral side of the trapezius muscle at the base of the neck and hairline. You know, that place you’re always massaging when your neck gets too tight! 

Combine Bladder 10 with other powerful points to enhance blood flow to the cerebral and basilar arteries in the brain. This type of treatment enhances cognition and the ability to regulate emotions, therefore it can help with mood disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression etc. Your acupuncturist can help you understand which treatments may work best for your neurological health goals. 

Care Consideration: Just a reminder that the above information is not a substitute for medical care and is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations  from a healthcare provider.  This information is not intended to treat, mitigate or cure any disease.  That said, we encourage you to connect with an Acupuncturist in your community to learn more about this and other Traditional Chinese Medicine options.  If you’ve got questions about Chinese herbal medicine or getting started with an Acupuncturist, feel free to connect with us on

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