YNSA is enriched by twelve recently discovered acupuncture points at the frontal cranium. Internal, neurologic and orthopaedic disorders can be treated successfully with these cranial nerve points. The cranial nerve points have proved good especially in the treatment of pain and paralyses.
Yamamoto new scalp acupuncture (YNSA) was first introduced 37 years ago.1 Today, it is the most frequently used microsystem in acupuncture next to auriculotherapy. Benefits associated with YNSA have been shown in uncontrolled studies in patients after stroke,2 in patients with musculoskeletal pain3 4 and in emergency medicine.5
In the Western world stroke is still the leading cause of disability in adults, often in the form of hemiparesis. The goal of this study was to correlate the effect of YNSA in patients with hemiparetic stroke to cortical activation visualised by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)6.
The neurological correlates of YNSA were studied in 17 patients with ischaemic stroke in the right hemisphere who had residual paresis of the left hand, and in 19 healthy volunteers. A new acupuncture needle for MRI developed by Schockert was used in this study. Similar to the principle of an indwelling venous cannula, the needle is positioned in the acupoint, the steel cylinder removed and the remaining plastic part is fixed in the acupoint by a plaster. The size of the plastic part remaining in the acupoint corresponds approximately to an acupuncture needle of dimensions 0.30 × 30 mm.7
All participants signed a consent form before the treatment.
### Magnetic resonance imaging
The fMRI study was performed in a 1.5 T Philips MRI system (TR 3000 …
Toshikatsu Yamamoto, I thank you very much for teaching me your YNSA
Dr. Toshikatsu Yamamoto, I thank you very much for teaching me your YNSA.
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) Use in Emergency Medicine
M C Hou
Chen Y-L, Hou MC, Huang S-Y, Schockert T. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)
Use in Emergency Medicine. Journal of Chinese Medical Association of
Acupuncture Taiwan 2010;13,2:1-8
Integration of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) into emergency medicine
Schockert T. Integration of Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) into emergency
medicine. Deutsch Zeitschr f Akup 2010;4,34-37
Neurophysiological Correlates of the Effect of YNSA for Patients with Chronic Pain of the Locomotor System -Basic YNSA Research by Means of PET-CT
Schockert T, Beissner F. Neurophysiological Correlates of the Effect of YNSA for Patients
with Chronic Pain of the Locomotor System -Basic YNSA Research by Means of
PET-CT. Deutsch Ztschr f Akup. 2010;2:8-13