Acupuncture For Brain Injury (Traumatic Brain Injury)/Mild Closed Head Injury
Dr. Shan Kong has rich experiences in treating brain injury; most of them got good results with long period time of treatment.
If you have had multiple head injuries and are experiencing cognitive, physical and emotional problems long after the injury, you may have a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Symptoms may include any number of the following: memory issues or loss; difficulty concentrating; headaches; dizziness or loss of balance; fatigue or drowsiness; nausea with or without vomiting; ears ringing; trouble speaking; loss of coordination or impaired motor skills; weakness or numbness in extremities; nervousness; irritability etc.
How does acupuncture work for Brain Injury
Acupuncture causes an increase in local blood flow with a resulting increase in nutrients and immune cells. These are the ingredients for healing. There is also evidence that acupuncture tends to have a balancing effect on brain chemistry, hormone levels, and immune cell function and have a beneficial effect on the healing of the brain and /or nerves after injuries. Because the brain controls everything in the body, a balanced brain should allow for more effective healing. Acupuncture also helps reduce or get rid of the symptoms listed above.
Course of treatment
There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.