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Introducing a Distinctive Therapy:


Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture

by
Ming-Qing Zhu, L.Ac.

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Introduction
Chinese medicine emphasizes on 2 things:
1) Zang Organs
2) Meridians

Introducing a Distinctive Therapy:


Zhus Scalp Acupuncture

All TCM treatments are based on Zang


Theory and Meridian Theory
Acupuncture can treat problems because it
can regulate qi and blood, and yin and yang

Prof.Ming Qing Zhu

Introduction

Introduction

In order to master Scalp Acupuncture, must


be skilled in Classic (Body) Acupuncture

Burning Mountain Technique

Must know tonifying and sedating techniques


Burning Mountain Technique
Penetrating Cooling Heaven Technique
Need to know these basic techniques in order to
master scalp acupuncture

Gently lifting (withdrawing) the needle and


forcefully thrusting in the needle (with all your qi)
Need to repeat 9 times for each layer
Each acupoint, has 3 layers each layer is 0.5 cun
Top layer: Heaven (Tian)
Middle layer: Human (Ren)
Bottom layer: Earth (Di)

Treats cold and deficient conditions

Introduction

Introduction

Penetrating Cooling Heaven Technique

Needling techniques and manipulation of


needle is essential to treatment result

Used for sedating


Treats excess and hot conditions

Electrical stimulation does not produce the


same results
Concentration and focus should be on the
patient during the treatments.
Influence the patient instead of vice versa.

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Zoning Principles

19 Treatment Zones
Head & Face
Upper Jiao
Middle Jiao
Lower Jiao
Cervical
Thoracic
Lumbar
Sacral

Center point on the scalp is Baihui (Du 20)

Upper Abdomen
Hip
Lower Abdomen
Shoulder
Upper Limbs
Lower Limbs
Occipital
Frontal Temporal
Auricle Temporal
Occipital Temporal
Vertex, Perineum & Foot

Anterior to Du 20 Yin
Posterior to Du 20 Yang
Left side of Du 20 Qi-related
Right side of Du 20 Blood-related

Treatment Zones

Location Head and Face


Head and Face area is a 1 cun
square starting from the hairline
Center of the square is Du 24
Du 24 represents the Nose
Anterior to the nose is the eyes and
brain. Brain is represented right on
the hairline area.
Posterior to the nose is the mouth.
Treats head and facial conditions,
(such as facial paralysis, nasal,
throat, eye problems) and
neurological conditions

Area
corresponding to
Head and Face

10

Location
Head and Face
Head and Face area is a 1
cun square starting from the
anterior hairline to Du 23

BONUS MATERIAL

Center of the square is Du 24


(0.5 cun above the hairline)
Du 24 represents the Nose
Anterior to the nose is the
eyes and brain. Brain is
represented right on the
hairline area.
Posterior to the nose is the
mouth.
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Location Upper Jiao

Location Middle Jiao

Upper Jiao area is 1.5 cun long


and bounded by the UB
channel on both sides

Middle Jiao area is 1.5 cun


long and bounded by the UB
channel on both sides

From Du 23 to 0.5 cun posterior


to Du 22

From 1 cun anterior to Du 21


to 0.5 cun posterior to Du 21

Distance from Du 23 to Du 22 is
1 cun.
From Du 22 to the end of the
upper jiao area, which is the
diaphragm, is another 0.5 cun.

Represents our chest cavity,


above the diaphragm
Treats problems including breast,
sternum, the heart, lungs,
trachea, etc.

Area
corresponding
to Upper Jiao

This area overlaps the Lower


Jiao (0.5 cun) because the
organs in the abdomen overlap
and cover both Middle and
Lower Jiao
Treats any disorders related to
the digestive system

Location Lower Jiao

Contact Information

Lower Jiao area is 1.0 cun


long and bounded by the
UB channel on both sides

Dr. Ming Qing Zhu

From Du 21 to 1.0 cun


posterior to Du 21
(or 0.5 cun anterior to Du 20)

1754 Technology Dr Ste 225


San Jose, CA 95110

Starts at the umbilicus,


represented by Du 21
Treats problems including
the bladder, urethra, uterus,
ureter, ovaries, prostate,
etc. disorders of the
genitourinary system

Area
corresponding
to Middle Jiao

Tel: 408-885-1288
Area
corresponding
to Lower Jiao

E-mail: info@scalpacupuncture.org
Website: www.scalpacupuncture.org

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