Bethany Bechtel Scalp AcupunctureSeptember 30, 2023

6 CEUs

This is a hands-on interactive class designed to familiarize the participants with the basic therapeutic zones of scalp acupuncture in the Jiao system.  The majority of Jiao scalp zones correspond to modern neuroanatomy of the cerebral cortex and are used to treat many neurological conditions including stroke and Parkinson’s disease.  The therapeutic uses of each zone will be discussed and, under the guidance of the instructor, students will work in pairs to identify each zone.

Students are encouraged to bring case studies to the class so that scalp treatment plans can be developed in group discussion. There will be regular breaks for guided qigong practice to facilitate the learning process. At the end of this workshop participants should be prepared to begin using scalp acupuncture techniques in their clinic.


Class will be 9am-5pm with a 1 hour lunch break. The textbook Chinese Scalp Acupuncture by Hao & Hao is included in the registration fee.

6 FL acupuncture CEUs will be available to licensed Florida practitioners.

Early Registration extended to September 1

Students $100
Faculty & Alumni $120
General Public $130

After September 1

Students $120
Faculty & Alumni $140
General Public $150

Textbook included in Registration

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture by Hao & Hao

Bethany Bechtel, A.P., Ph.D.

Dr. Bethany BechtelDr. Bethany Bechtel is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician, a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine as certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and a 2002 graduate of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. To her practice Bethany brings a lifetime interest in integrative medicine and health care, a strong background in biomedical science research, and a continuing study of oriental medicine, including ongoing training in scalp acupuncture for stroke recovery. Her acupuncture practice in Gainesville, Florida, focuses on helping patients achieve optimal help by addressing specific conditions and restoring the body to equilibrium.

Dr. Bechtel holds undergraduate degrees in Molecular Biology and French Literature from Bryn Mawr College. She earned her doctoral degree in Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1990) and has worked in scientific research at the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and in the Chemistry Department at the University of Florida, as well as research collaborations at the McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida. Bethany Bechtel has been the recipient of two Fulbright Awards for advanced research at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India. She maintains a longstanding research collaboration with the sVYASA Yoga University in Bangalore, India and their network of yoga researchers in India and the United States.

In addition to her training as an acupuncturist, Bethany offers her patients her experience in yoga therapy, pranayama, qigong and pranic healing. Patients can schedule individual therapeutic yoga and pranayama treatments (breathing exercises for lung health).  Weekly online yoga, qigong and pranayama classes provide an opportunity for patients to learn therapeutic yoga techniques to augment their acupuncture treatments. Bethany has been practicing tai chi since 1997.