Neurological conditions

Neurological conditions may be helped by understanding the pathways of specific nerves, regions of the brain that may be involved, and neurochemicals involved. Research has shown Electric Acupuncture benefits people suffering from the conditions listed below. Please email me if your condition isn’t listed so I can do some research. 

Migraines and Some types of Ringing in the Ears

I apply neuroscience to my approach to treating migraines and tinnitus. In my treatment, I target the trifacial nerves, the inner ear nerves, and the plexuses of nerves from the neck (cervical and brachial).  I have found this to be very effective in the majority of Migraine cases and tinnitus that is not due to aging. 
The research paper I have linked above “found high quality of evidence indicated that the effective rate of acupuncture was superior to western medicine in the treatment of migraine. Besides, acupuncture reduced more headache days and the times of using painkillers and was more effective in reducing the frequency and degree of a headache than western medicine and sham acupuncture”.

Achalasia occurs when nerves in the esophagus become damaged. Achalasia is a neurogenic esophageal motility disorder characterized by impaired esophageal peristalsis and a lack of lower esophageal sphincter relaxation during swallowing. It is a rare disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass from the swallowing tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus) into your stomach. 

If you have Achalasia, you may like to consider Neuropuncture. Electroacupuncture can be used to neuroregulate the CNS/autonomic nervous system to reestablish control of the esophagus. This is achieved by stimulating the vagus and spinal segmental nerves that innovate the oesophagus. 

Bell’s Palsy

My personal experience of giving acupuncture to people with Bell’s Palsy is promising. Calming the TriFacial nerves works very well. There has only been one case that I wasn’t successful in treating as it was 20 years or more after the event. If you have Bell’s Palsy, the sooner you start treatment, the better.

Parkinson’s Disease

Patients with Parkinson’s disease treated with acupuncture-related therapies combined with conventional medication exhibited significant improvements in motor function and experiences of daily living.

This study showed that acupuncture treatment not only treats the brain where the dopaminergic neurons have been lost,  which is the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease (PD) but is also helpful for coping with non-motor related symptoms and overall quality of life in PD patients

Applications of Acupuncture Therapy in Modulating Plasticity of Central Nervous System

The above article concluded that evidence has demonstrated that neural plasticity, mediated by acupuncture in neural disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and depression, shows evidence of the positive role of acupuncture-induced plasticity. 

Alzheimer’s Disease

The Effectiveness and Safety of Acupuncture for Patients With Alzheimer Disease

A number of studies have shown that acupuncture has a positive effect on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), improving mood as well as cognitive skills. 

The above research is a Meta-Analysis, which is the strongest type of research there is.  It summarises “Acupuncture may be more effective than drugs and may enhance the effect of drugs for treating AD in terms of improving cognitive function. Acupuncture may also be more effective than drugs at improving AD patients’ ability to carry out their daily lives. Moreover, acupuncture is safe for treating people with AD.”

Acupuncture Reduces Alzheimer’s Disease Brain Plaques and improves memory. Laboratory tests confirm that electro-acupuncture causes improvements in cognitive functioning, brain plaque reduction, and restores regulation of brain neurotrophin growth factors.”

The Role of Acupuncture Improving Cognitive Deficits due to Alzheimer’s Disease or Vascular Diseases through Regulating Neuroplasticity was published in 2021 and summarises the most up-to-date and comprehensive information in biomedical language.  

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome is a sleep disorder and can be treated by neuropunture techniques. I use a protocol that targets the central nervous system and regions of the brain. The linked research states “Acupuncture appears to be beneficial in improving RLS severity and sleep in some people with RLS.”

Motor Neuron Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN)