Most people have no idea that acupuncture can help with movement disorders like Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy, neuropathy, tremors and post-stroke symptoms. Scalp acupuncture is particularly effective for these conditions. When the needles are inserted into the scalp, even though the brain is protected by the skull, the needles directly affect the region of the brain beneath it.
For some patients with movement disorders, the effect of scalp acupuncture can cause sudden significant change, whereas others may need many treatments before they feel even a small improvement. But even a small improvement can make a big difference in the quality of life of someone who struggles with a movement disorder.