During the past week, Doctor Scott Ling has been training in Shanghai, China, under the guidance of the masterful Prof. Ming Qing Zhu of ‘Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture’, which has been translated into Chinese, English, and Japanese.
About Professor Zhu
It was after graduating from Shanghai University of Chinese Medicine in 1964 when Prof. Zhu’s talent and natural inclination for Traditional Chinese Medicine became apparent within the industry, with many spectacular results from his work.
It was on November 24, 1987, when he first showcased his true ability for innovation with his acupuncture technique on a hemiplegic stroke patient who stood up right after his treatment, during the 1st International Conference of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing.
Since then, Prof. Zhu has been awarded many established titles and has written more than 15 academic articles, professional papers, and books on his approach to acupuncture.
Over the 50 years of his career, Prof. Zhu has maintained a steady spirit, continuously motivated by educating and guiding patients, as well as fellow traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.
He currently serves as the Director of Zhu’s Acupuncture Medical & Neurology Centre, is a member of the Doctorate program of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and is the President of Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture Research & Education Foundation.
In conjunction with Prof. Zhu’s copious responsibilities, he also runs a few exclusive training courses across the globe, one of which Doctor Scott Ling attended over the past week.
(Professor Zhu & Dr Ling)
About Dr Ling
Dr Scott Ling has over 15 years of experience in the treatment of many neurological conditions, which include spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, Cerebral Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, and stroke rehabilitation.
Dr Ling travelled to China as a part of his commitment to his professional growth, knowledge, and skill in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. With the intention of taking the most from his journey, Dr Ling applied all his efforts to absorbing as much information as possible from Prof. Zhu’s 50 years of experience in specialised scalp acupuncture treatment for neurological conditions.
As a part of his professional growth, Dr Ling will continue to train with Prof. Zhu within neurological departments in Chinese hospitals, with a focus on treatment for stroke, spinal injuries, acupuncture surgery anesthesia, as well as various emergency department cases.
(Dr Ling with Professor Zhu’s disciple, Dr James Lu)
Following his educational experience, Dr Ling is enthusiastic about sharing his new knowledge with his acupuncturist colleagues, so that they too can assist their patients with the best care.
Scalp acupuncture works by influencing the pituitary, hypothalamus, adrenal, and pineal glands. This method of treatment is especially effective for patients requiring a speedy recovery from:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Post-surgery neurological problems
Although every patient experiences different results, scalp acupuncture has also proven effective for management of neurological inflammatory and dystrophic symptoms, including:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Parkinson’s Disease
Dr Ling is currently integrating Prof Zhu’s scalp acupuncture into his fertility & gynaecology practice to enhance the patient’s results.