Scalp acupuncture is one of several specialized acupuncture techniques with a specific body location on the scalp. Treatment zones had been mapped onto the scalp that is associated with body functions and body regions. In scalp acupuncture, the needles are inserting with a thin layer of loose tissue beneath the scalp surface. In the standard acupuncture of scalp points normally involved subcutaneous insertion. Although scalp acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years and developed very fast in recent decades. Scalp acupuncture therapy for both ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke has been empirically tried and widely used in China and becoming more popular elsewhere in the world. Scalp acupuncture seems to be effective in the acute, recovery and sequelae stages of patients with ischemic stroke and the most important period of recovery is at the acute and subacute stage of the ischemic stroke.