[Objective]To induce the clinical symptoms of scalp acupuncture,summarize the dominant disease of scalp acupuncture and the regularity of acupoint selection.[Methods]Using computer to search literature about scalp acupuncture through database(January 2008-December 2017),counting its dominant diseases and summarizing the regularity of acupoint selection after being screened and inputted.[Results]①A total of 243 articles were recorded,nervous system diseases were the most,and the others were mental and behavioral disorders,motor system diseases,surgical diseases,ENT diseases,urogenital diseases,circulatory system diseases and digestive system diseases.②The most frequent of nervous system diseases is stroke,which acupoint on the opposite side.③There were 148 unilateral acupoints in the scalp acupuncture,mainly due to stroke,ENT diseases and motor system diseases;81 on double sides,mainly diseases such as other nervous system diseases,mental and behavioral disorders,surgical diseases,urogenital diseases and so on;14 on all sides.④There were a total of 125 articles with an efficiency of more than 90%.The five most effective diseases were stroke,lumbar disc herniation,cerebral palsy,Parkinson's disease and urinary retention.[Conclusion]The dominant disease of scalp acupuncture is nervous system disease,mainly stroke.The treatment of stroke with scalp acupuncture is mostly unilateral acupoint,especially on the different side.Other nervous system disease,mental and behavioral disorders,surgical diseases,urogenital diseases,circulatory system diseases,digestive system diseases are mainly acupoints on both sides,while ENT diseases and motor system diseases are mostly unilateral acupoints.
Journal of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
regularity of acupoint selection
single anddouble acupoint selection