What is Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA)?
Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture (ZSA) is one of a number of specialized microsystem acupuncture techniques. The more general acupuncture therapy is often called body acupuncture. In scalp acupuncture, very short, fine needles are placed on the scalp to achieve the desired therapeutic effects on the different parts of the body.
How does ZSA differ from traditional acupuncture?
The major differences between ZSA and body acupuncture are:
- It is more convenient as the patient can receive a treatment in any position.
- For most conditions results tend to be faster.
- The locations of the needling differ. ZSA has its own unique treatment zones.
- Zhu’s needles are shorter and thinner, so the treatment is virtually painless.
- The simultaneous use of Daoyin, massage and body acupuncture greatly enhances therapeutic results.
- The needles should stay in the scalp longer than usual. Needles retention enhances therapeutic results.
What is “Daoyin” Therapy?
“Daoyin” in Chinese means “to lead and guide”. Dao Yin is an ancient form of physical and breathing exercises and mental activities for health and spiritual cultivation. Combination of Dao Yin with scalp acupuncture reduces stress, increases muscle strength, alleviates pain and significantly improves the therapeutic results of the treatment.