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Acupuncture specialist for Pain relief, facial rejuvenation, fertility,Fatigue, neurological condition.
Based at Harley Street and Kensington Central London.Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Over 25 year research and clinical experiences

Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

I love what I do, I am good at it and I am always there for my patients. If you come and see me, you will know why I am standing out.
This blog is to introduce latest development and research of acupuncture and offer a chance of awareness of more treatment options for your condition. The blog is for information purpose only.

About Me

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My specialised areas include chronic pain relief for various pain conditions, vulvodynia, facial rejuvenation, acne, fertility, chronic fatigue, neurological conditions, digestive problems

Practice contact for appointments and addresses 

Kensington: for appointments at Anamaya center Kensington (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) please call at 02030110355 or email at info@anamaya.co.uk
Address: 1 Adam and Eve Mews, Kensington, London W8 6UG
2 min walk from High Street Kensington underground station

Harley Street: for appointments  at Harley Street (Wednesdays) please call ALO clinic at 02076368845 or email at info@aloclinic.com
Address
Suite 3 Harmont House
20 Harley Street, London W1G 9PH
5 min walk from Oxford Circus underground station

My background: I became a qualified medical doctor 25 years ago in Western medicine  in China and was well trained in Western medicine together with Chinese medicine in the best Medical University in Beijing, China. Particularly I was trained with Ji-sheng Han famous professor and neuroscientist in China and with Dr Zheren Xuan--famous orthopedics expert and founder of soft tissue surgery in China. Furthermore I had training in dermatology and oral and maxilofacial surgery in China. Also I had training in fertility and had research experiences in uterine smooth muscles and blood vessels in China and the UK. I am dedicated to treat patients with acupuncture and am recognised as one of the world leading acupuncture specialists.

I obtained a PhD degree in the University of Leeds in the UK.
I had post doctoral training and worked as a senior researcher in St George's hospital, London, UK.
I had frequently presented my research findings in the top international conferences in the field.
I have many publications including ebooks and articles.

I have many year clinical experiences. Over the years of practising, I have developed unique treatment approaches for Pain relief,  vulvodynia, bladder pain, neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, back pain, fatigue, acne, facial rejuvenation, fertility, hot flushes, nerve pain, chronic prostatitis, insomnia, Parkison's disease, MS, acid reflex, IBS etc to achieve best treatment results. 

My devotion and skills are highly praised by my patients. 

My eBooks

Facial aging, Facial acupuncture for anti-aging
Know the ovary and acupuncture to get pregnant
Know fertility and acupuncture to get pregnant
Vulvodynia, is vulval pain in your mind
Energy fatigue and acupuncture
Headaches, Neck pain and shoulder pain

Friday, 22 June 2018

Acupuncture treatment for premature ovarian failure.

Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a loss of normal function of the ovaries before age 40. If the ovaries are not functioning well, they don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. Much research has shown that acupuncture is used to treat POF effectively. A recent paper analysed the data from past 20 years (1998-2017) to study the effect and mechanism of acupuncture for treating POF to provide evidence for the treatment. They analysed 26 research papers on the clinical treatment for POF with acupuncture and 5 ones on the laboratory mechanism. The acupuncture points used for this purpose include Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Guanyuan (CV 4)], Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36) and Ciliao (BL 32), Taichong (LR 3), Shenting (GV 24), Guanyuan (CV 4), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Ganshu (BL 18) and Shenshu (BL 23), Pishu (BL 20), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Zusanli (ST 36), Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1) and Huangshu (KI 16). The top acupoints of the 14 meridians were Guanyuan (CV 4), Shenshu (BL 23), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zhongji (CV 3), Pishu (BL 20), Taixi (KI 3) and Ganshu (BL 18). The effect mechanisms possibly referred to the recovery of the hormone levels through regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary gland-ovarian axle (HPOA) function, the improvement of the histological morphology of the uterine, the improvement of body immunity through affecting the nerve-endocrine-immune regulation system as well as the regulation of the genetic and protein expressions of the signal pathway relevant with POF.

References

Xia L & Xia Y Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2018 May 12;38(5):5653-70. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.2018.05.031.

Acupuncture assists IVF

IVF is an important assisted reproductive technology, however the success rate is low. This leads to many people look for other ways to improve their chances of success. Fertility patients often see complementary and alternative medicine methods as a safe and effective way to increase their fertility. Recent review analyzed existing data including 148 research articles. They found that studies that discussed acupuncture and fertility treatment were the most numerous and had the highest levels of evidence, especially for female and male fertility outcomes.

References
SA Miner et al BMC Complement Altern Med (2018) Published online 2018 May 15

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Suffer from Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome? Acupuncture can help.

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is most common accounting for about 90% of all cases and is the most difficult type of prostatitis to live with. It comes and goes unpredictably and the pain can be very severe. It may also involve inflammation and difficulties with urination. Although not life-threatening, it does affect quality of life greatly. Recent research analysed data before August 2017 to investigate the effect of acupuncture for CP/CPPS. The studies involved with 3290 men with CP/CPPS and showed that acupuncture significantly reduced the pain and other symptoms compared to the control. Also there is no side effect from acupuncture treatment.

References
Franco JV et al Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2018) May 12;5:CD012551. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012551.pub3.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Acupuncture is effective for period pain

Period pain is common. It's usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs. The pain sometimes comes in intense spasms, while at other times it may be dull but more constant. Most women experience it at some point in their lives, but some women can have severe period pain which makes them faint and stays in bed and need to be treated. Primary period pain can be effectively treated with acupuncture. A review analysed data published before December 2017 for effectiveness of acupuncture on primary period pain. They included 49 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of women with primary dysmenorrhea; these RCTs compared acupuncture to no treatment, placebo, or medications, and measured menstrual pain intensity and its associated symptoms. They found that acupuncture was more effective compared with no treatment or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The effect of acupuncture stays during short term follow-up.

References

Woo HL et al Medicine (Baltimore) (2018) Jun;97(23):e11007. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000011007.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Acupuncture for labour induction

Sometimes labour can be induced at certain circumstances: for example, if your baby is overdue or there's any sort of risk to you or your baby's health. An induced labour is one that's started artificially. It's fairly common. Every year, 1 in 5 labours are induced in the UK. Some research data demonstrate that elective labour induction decreases the rate of still-birth without increasing the caesarean section rate. The induction is generally performed between 41 and 42 weeks according to the guidelines.

Pharmacological labour induction is obtained through intracervical/vaginal prostaglandins and/or oxytocin infusion, both related to foetal and maternal side effects. In particular, oxytocin infusion increases the rate of caesarean section and operative delivery, while vaginal prostaglandin administration increases the risk of an excessive uterine activity associated with foetal distress without affecting caesarean section and operative delivery rate.

Acupuncture is used for labour induction for women who like to avoid medical and surgical procedures. A recent study with 375 cases just published has shown that the women with acupuncture treatment experienced a higher rate of spontaneous onset of delivery compared to those without acupuncture. Prolonged pregnancy was lower in women receiving acupuncture compared to those without acupuncture. The oxytocin infusion rate was lower in the acupuncture group than in the control group. The rate of operative delivery is lower in women treated with acupuncture compared to controls. The possible mechanism is that acupuncture stimulates central oxytocin release and parasympathetic uterine activity increasing contractility; Acupuncture is softening the cervix and inducing uterine contractions to initial labour process.


References
Neri I et al. J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2018 Jun 8. pii: S2005-2901(17)30196-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jams.2018.06.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Acupuncture helps patients with low back pain reducing lumber surgery rate

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common condition globally. Invasive surgical procedures are increasingly being used to treat LBP despite a lack of solid evidence supporting their long-term benefits. There is a research investigated the association between acupuncture treatment and lumbar surgery rate in patients with LBP. The participants in this study were all newly diagnosed LBP in Korea between 2004 and 2010 and they were allocated into two groups: acupuncture group and control group. The lumbar surgery rate in the two years following the first visit (control group) or the first acupuncture session (acupuncture group) was calculated. 130,089 patients were included in each study group which is not a small sample study.

The lumbar surgery rate was significantly lower in the acupuncture group than in the control group. This was regardless of age. Decrease in surgery procedure rate was consistently observed in the acupuncture group for all age strata, except for patients in their 20s. Lumbar surgery tended to be further reduced in the older age groups upon acupuncture treatment. There were no apparent sex-related differences. Neither this was no link with income. All income groups observed had reduced surgery rate in the acupuncture group; the higher income group tended to decrease more. The more intensive acupuncture treatment was associated with further reduction in lumbar surgery rates. They concluded that acupuncture treatment is associated with lower lumbar surgery rates for LBP patients in Korea.

This was good news that acupuncture can help people with LBP without having to have surgical procedure.

References

Koh W et al PLoS One (2018) Jun 12;13(6):e0199042. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199042. eCollection 2018.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

The hormones and pain, acupuncture can release pain.

Sex steroid hormones act at a number of sites in both the peripheral and central nervous systems and in both reproductive and non-reproductive tissues. They play a role in pain conditions. Many clinical pain conditions vary with hormonal state. For example, the probability of experiencing a painful condition increases with increasing pubertal development. Sex differences in the prevalence of painful conditions appear after puberty. Variation in symptom severity across the menstrual cycle affected by ovulation and menstruation occurs in a number of clinical pain conditions, such as the pain of dysmenorrhoea, the symptoms of temperomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and migraine. The use of the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) to give a more constant hormonal level can sometimes improve pain symptoms. During pregnancy, the cyclical fluctuations in hormones stop. Many clinical pain conditions improve during pregnancy such as arthritis, migraine and often pelvic pain. After menopause, hormones level drop, many people develop pain conditions such as low back pain and shoulder pain etc.

Acupuncture can effectively release pain from various conditions.