Scalp Acupuncture Masterclass




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After the success of our first two Scalp Acupuncture Masterclasses in 2019, we are pleased to welcome back Dr Hui Nie for an English-spoken masterclass. Once again, spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Scalp Acupuncture 

Scalp acupuncture is also referred to as head acupuncture and is a treatment where needles are penetrated to certain points on the scalp. It has been proven to be effective for stroke patients, childhood cerebral palsy, comatose patients, dementia and Alzheimer patients.

This method was invented by the Chinese scholar, Dr Jiao Shunfa in 1971. Since then, scalp acupuncture has grown in popularity in and outside of China and the treatment itself has been adopted by many practitioners. The 14 points were later approved in 1984 by the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies (WFAS) and head acupuncture became a recognised treatment in 1989.

Whilst there are only 14 points, acupuncture on the scalp has yielded highly effective results. Dr Hui Nie promises to teach students the location, indication and treatment of the lines in just two days.

Dr Nie has over 30 years clinical experience, specialising in scalp acupuncture. Acupuncture and Hemplegia was her research topic for Master and PhD. She has vast experience in using scalp acupuncture in practice, including stroke, Alzheimer disease, MS, ME, Parkinson’s disease, etc. She has taught scalp acupuncture in Europe and China and has had over 20 articles published.

This course focuses on using only 14 points so it is easily adopted by students. By attending this masterclass, you are able to develop your knowledge and skills, meaning you are able to offer more services to your patients. Very few practitioners will have this exposure to learn head acupuncture from an expert like Dr Nie, setting you apart from other acupuncturists, benefiting your career and skills.

We will be hosting the masterclass at the Institute of Chinese Medicine. This central London location is extremely easy to get to, with Leicester Square, Embankment and Charing Cross station just minutes away. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby which you can go to during your lunch break.

All attendees of the event will receive a CPD certificate which counts towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Dr Hui Nie

Dr Hui Nie has been studying TCM since 1978 and received her bachelor degree in 1983 from the University of Heilongjiang TCM. Once graduating, she taught acupuncture at the university before going on to study for her master’s degree in 1988. It was then that Dr Nie started to research and practice scalp acupuncture on stroke patients. Once receiving her master’s degree in Acupuncture, Dr Nie practised as an associate professor in the University of Heilongjiang TCM hospital until studying for her PhD degree. Throughout her time studying and practising, Dr Nie continued researching and practising scalp acupuncture. She worked as a vice – professor at the university before she moved to the UK, she was also the assistant director of neurology and acupuncture department in its teaching hospital.

Once completing her education in China, Dr Hui Nie moved to Manchester, England. Since moving in 2001, Dr Nie has practised as a TCM doctor and acupuncturist at the Nie Acupuncture Clinic. She also spreads her time between the UK and Switzerland to teach scalp acupuncture to hundreds of practitioners.

Successful Case Studies

A 60-year-old British man suffered from a cerebral infarction of the brainstem in 2007. The man was left with incomplete aphasia, dizziness and imbalance. Dr Nie used the MS1, MS6, MS10 and MS11 points in the head and GB20, Ren23 and H5 for 15 sessions. The patient fully recovered.

A 45-year-old woman was diagnosed with a cerebral embolism in 2008. After spending one month in hospital, she had a right hemiplegia. The muscle strength of her right arm and leg severally worsened. Dr Nie gave her scalp acupuncture treatment, as well as applying needles to points in her right arm and leg. After two months of treatment, the patient was able to return to work and her limbs recovered.

A 38-year-old patient had been suffering from epilepsy for over 30 years. As she got older, her epilepsy worsened and she began having seizures every two weeks and was being prescribed 1500mg of Sodium Valproate a day. After meeting with the patient in 2006, Dr Nie prescribed herbal formulas and acupuncture treatment for 1 year. After the treatment, the patient’s seizures reduced to once every two months.

A 50-year-old male patient was sadly diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The patient received 6 months of scalp acupuncture treatment from Dr Nie where she focused on the MS1, MS3, MS5, MS8 and MS9 points. After the treatment, the patient was clear of Alzheimer’s according to NHS tests.

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