Acupuncture for Neurological diseases
Acupuncture & Natural Medicine                             Dr. Peng in Bethesda, Maryland           
301 340 8444
Acupuncture has long been used to treat neurological diseases. Needle insertion at acupuncture
points can influence the peripheral nerve activity which in turn delivers the signals to the brain.
Different points may affect different brain region. In addition, needles may influence the brain through
their insertions to the head (scalp) sending signals transcranially to the brain (cerebral cortex,
cerebellum and various brain nucleus). Also, needles can stimulate the peripheral end of vagus nerve
to balance autonomic nerve system. Vagus nerve is involved in large number of physiological
functions including gastrointestinal functions, anti-inflammatory activity, autonomic balance, and

Acupuncture promotes recovery of peripheral nerves, therefore it could be used for
Peripheral neuropathy (hand and feet)
Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
Post-thoracotomy nerve pain.

Acupuncture promotes alerts, improving concentration and mood. It could be used for
Stress and anxiety
Attention deficit
Memory loss

Acupuncture with frequent stimulation on different brain areas could help brain degenerative diseases.
Dementia/memory problem
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis

Acupuncture may improve brain dysfunctions with multiple areas of brain stimulation.
Age related heavy leg problem
Taste problem
Speech problem (post-stroke)