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Acupuncture specialist for Fertility, Facial rejuvenation, Pain relief.
Based at Kensington Central London.Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine over 20 years ago in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Many 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 fertility for women and men, facial rejuvenation, acne, various pain conditions, chronic fatigue and hormone regulation with acupuncture treatment.

Practice contact for appointments and address

Kensington: for appointments (Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Thursdays) at Anamaya center Kensington 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

My background: I became a qualified medical doctor in Western medicine 20 years ago in China and was well trained in Western medicine together with Chinese medicine in the best Medical University in Beijing, China. Also I was trained with Dr Zheren Xuan--famous orthopedics expert and founder of soft tissue surgery in China. I am dedicated to treat patients with acupuncture and am recognized 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 practicing, I have developed unique treatment approaches for infertility, skin aging, acne, vulvodynia, neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, back pain and hot flushes etc to achieve best treatment results. My devotion and skills are highly praised by my patients. 


Monday, 20 March 2017

Wrinkles and acupuncture

Facial expression muscles contracting create lines on the face, such as smiling, frowning, and squinting and so on. These lines will disappear when the muscles are relaxed. If these muscles are constantly contracting, the wrinkles will stay. With age, skin cells change as well to contribute to the wrinkle formation. For example, with age the skin loses its ability to hold on moisture, makes less oil and has less ability to repair any damage. This all contributes to the wrinkle formation in some stages. Exposure to the sun too much damages the skin. This leads to wrinkles. Acupuncture can relax facial expression muscles and wrinkles will disappear. Acupuncture can improve circulation on the face and help skin repairing.

Gravity line and gravity center of the human body

The human body encounters gravity constantly in posture and movement. There is gravity line and gravity center of the body. The gravity line is located frontally along a vertical line passing through the middle of the sacrum and perpendicular to the ground, and laterally through a vertical line situated slightly to the rear of the femoral heads. This gravity line must fall within the base of support. The gravity center of the human body is the point where the human body rests under normal conditions without rotating, remaining balanced without active effort to remain upright. This center lies in anterior to the second sacral vertebra and it shifts following the posture and movement to keep the body in balance without falling. When the gravity line falls outside supporting base, compensation is required. Long term compensation can result in overuse the muscles and create inflammation causing pain. Such as low back pain. Acupuncture can help reducing pain.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Muscle knots and muscle pain, acupuncture can help

Muscles in the body are connected and overlapped. This brings the body moving around and doing various activities without problem. Sometimes for some reasons, the muscles can lose some mobility and flexibility. Injury and overuse are common cause for muscles problems. For example muscle knots are one of the common problems. It can happen to any muscles. Muscle knots are initially formed by muscle fiber contraction or spasm. This is commonly caused by acute injury or chronic overuse. The muscles knots are very sensitive causing stillness and pain. Severity of the pain varies. If the knots are not treated properly, inflammation can persist, and adhesion and scar tissues make the knots and related muscles lose elasticity and the knots become harder and more difficult to get rid of.
Do you know acupuncture can help to get rid of muscle knots effectively?

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

How does acupuncture help IUI?

What is intrauterine insemination (IUI)? IUI is a procedure which is used to help people with infertility. In this procedure, good quality of sperm is selected and placed into the woman’s uterus in the middle of the monthly cycle when egg is released from ovary. In order to process IUI unblocked tubes are essential. IUI may be one of the options for you if you have unexplained infertility or you have ovulation problems or your partner experiences impotence or premature ejaculation or you don’t have a male partner and are trying for a baby using donated sperm. For women, each cycle of IUI is timed to fit with the woman’s natural menstrual cycle. You will only be able to receive one cycle of IUI treatment a month. If you have ovulation problems, you can choose to use fertility drugs to stimulate ovulation. The sperm sample will be taken on the day of the treatment and washed. Good quality of sperm will be selected and placed in the uterus through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter. This process is mostly painless, although some women may experience mild cramping, similar to period pains. The success rate per cycle is up to 15% depending on women’s age. As with most other types of fertility treatment, the younger a woman is, the greater her chance of having a successful pregnancy. Other things that can affect the success of IUI include sperm count and sperm quality – using fresh sperm is associated with higher conception rates than frozen and thawed sperm; technical aspects of IUI, such as working out the time of ovulation correctly.

How can acupuncture help IUI? Acupuncture before IUI could help improve egg and sperm quality in both female and male by helping hormonal balance and improving local microcirculation. Acupuncture could also help uterine inner lining development and ready for implantation. Acupuncture could also help relax fallopian tubes and uterus for eggs, sperm and embryo passing through and embryo implantation. Acupuncture could help reducing stress, any inflammation in the body to improve fertility.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Acupuncture helps lymphatic circulation

The lymphatic system is a part of the circulatory system and it also involves immune function of the body as a part of the immune system. It consists of a network of lymphatic vessels which carries lymph-a clear fluid in the body which formed from tissue fluids known as interstitial fluid from the tissues. It carries large amount of lymphocytes and other white blood cells which play a role in the immune function. Its main function is to help tissue fluid circulation. The lymph capillaries absorb the interstitial fluid from the tissues and lymph vessels conduct the fluids to the blood vessels. As a part of the defence system, it also contains waste products and cellular debris together with bacteria and proteins etc which are toxic to the body.

The lymphatic system is responsible for maintaining the balance of the body fluids. Its network of capillaries and collecting lymphatic vessels work to efficiently drain and transport the fluid, along with proteins and antigens, back to the circulatory system. The lymphatic system is not closed system and the vessel walls are not as strong as blood vessels. If the circulation is blocked for various reasons, e.g. there is tension on the body, the transportation is disturbed and the fluids cannot be drained properly causing water retention. Also the toxins could remain in the body longer than they should be causing toxic to the body.

Acupuncture can help lymphatic circulation, improve water retention and help get rid of toxins of the body.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Neck and shoulder tightness, acupuncture can help

Tight neck and shoulders associated with aching and discomfort in the related area is very common. The muscles can become tender and movement is limited. Tight muscles are often chronic and need to be treated. Tight muscles block blood circulation of the body and muscles don’t get enough nutrition and become weak and easily get further damage. Because of blocked energy supply, you will feel tired all the time. Poor posture is a common cause of tight neck and shoulders. This causes overuse some groups of muscles and causes micro injury to the muscles which become tight to protect themselves from further injury. Furthermore the tight neck and shoulders will make poor posture worse. It becomes a viscous circle. This needs to be treated, otherwise tight neck and shoulders would not resolve itself. It would become worse over the time. Stretching the muscles, applying heat or warm bath may help. Acupuncture is very effective to release the muscle tension, reduce the tightness, correct poor posture and improve blood circulation.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Dr Maggie Ju acupuncture in Anamaya Kensington central London

Dr Maggie Ju’s acupuncture is available at Anamaya Kensington located at 1 Adam and Eve Mews, a historic street in central Kensington, a quiet street just off Kensington high street. http://anamaya.co.uk/practitioners/dr-maggie-ju/

About Adam and Eve Mews

Adam and Eve Mews is the former home of the Adam and Eve pub, which was often visited by playwright, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and also a favourite of writer G.K. Chesterton. The name of Adam and Eve mews is associated with the old Adam and Eve pub, established before 1730 and surrounded by open countryside. The pub was rebuilt in 1823, meanwhile other building began to emerge west along Kensington High Street. The land was sold to builder William Willett who was a successful builder during the 19th and early 20th centuries, but is most remembered as the inventor of Daylight Saving Time for development in 1876. Building along Adam and Eve Mews, off the High Street, was completed by William Willett from 1880. Some buildings were used as stables for police horses. It was originally planned to name the street “Palace Stables”, but it later changed to “Adam and Eve Stables” and then “Adam and Eve Mews”.

About Anamaya

As soon as turning to the street Adam and Eve Mews, the noise from Kensington high street was left behind and instant tranquillity was felt. Anamaya is on the number one of the street. Anamaya is a modern health center. Its reception area is generous, stylish and modern. The therapy rooms are beautifully decorated which are shown on the website http://anamaya.co.uk/.

Anamaya is the Sanskrit word for health. It offers arrange of therapies including acupuncture, craniosacral and osteopathy, dietetics, energy healing, massage, pilates, psychotherapy, reflexology and mind, body, spirit.

About Dr Maggie Ju acupuncture

Dr Maggie Ju in Anamaya Kensington offers

Fertility acupuncture treatments:

Acupuncture boosts women's fertility by stimulating nerve endings and brain, as a result increases reproductive system blood flow, reduces inflammation, improves hormone balance, egg quality and reduces stress. Acupuncture also releases tube spasm and improves uterine lining. Please see Dr Maggie Ju’s book to learn more information about fertility and the ovaries and how acupuncture can help http://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Ovary-Get-Pregnant-ebook/dp/B00P4K5AUQ;

https://www.amazon.com/Know-Fallopian-tubes-Uterus-Pregnant-ebook/dp/B01A3COPWI/

https://www.amazon.com/Get-pregnant-fast-naturally-Maggie-ebook/dp/B01C4AP57Q

https://www.amazon.com/Know-sperm-boost-male-fertility-ebook/dp/B00W04F1Z8


Acupuncture also boosts men's fertility: Acupuncture increases sperm counts, improves sperm quality and motility.

IVF acupuncture support:

IVF is one of the most successful infertility treatments and this treatment brings hope for pregnancy for many people. However, the majority of IVF cycles do not result in pregnancy. It is important to maximize the efficiency of the procedure. Many patients have turned to acupuncture treatments to increase the success rate of IVF. The first report was by Stener-Victorin et al. 15 years ago suggesting that acupuncture can increase the IVF clinical pregnancy rate (CPR). In recent years, there have been many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating acupuncture in IVF. There were more positive effects from acupuncture during IVF from these researches if treatment times are appropriate and the treatment course is enough. Acupuncture supports IVF by improving egg quality, relaxing uterus, increasing uterine receptivity and of course reducing stress.

Acupuncture is used to help many gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), period pain, missing periods, high FSH, low AMH, primary ovarian insufficiency (Premature ovarian failure), dysfunctional irregular uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic inflammation, tube spasm, menopausal syndrome, and hot flushes.

Facial acupuncture: Recently, cosmetic acupuncture has been introduced as an intervention for skin rejuvenation. It is natural and health way to look and feel years younger. Why acupuncture can play a role in cosmetic purpose? Treatment benefits include elimination of some wrinkles and decrease in length and depth of others, decrease of facial edema, decrease of acne, improvement of facial muscle tone, improveing skin texture with tighter pores, and decrease of sagging around the eyes, cheeks, chin, and neck, lifting of droopy eyelids, clearing or fading of age spots. Skin becomes more delicate and fair and at the same time overall appearance and health enhanced.

https://www.amazon.com/Facial-Aging-Rejuvenation-Acupuncture-ebook/dp/B01E4H3RPO/

Acne treatment with acupuncture: Acne is a very common skin disease affecting a majority of the population at some point in their life. Acne is caused by bacteria infection, increased oil production and inflammation. Acupuncture is used to treat acne effectively.

https://www.amazon.com/Acne-treatment-acupuncture-Dr-Maggie-ebook/dp/B018GD8GYY

Acupuncture is used to relive pain including vulvodynia, neck pain, back pain and other pain conditions

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vulvodynia-vulval-pain-your-mind-ebook/dp/B010R2596K/

Acupuncture stimulates nerve endings located in muscles and other tissues leading to production of endorphins and other neurohormonal factors. Acupuncture reduces inflammation by releasing vascular and immunomodulatory factors. Acupuncture increases local blood circulation and improves muscle stiffness, joint mobility and swelling. Also brain and spinal cord processing pain has been altered.

Acupuncture helps neurological conditions: such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy etc.

For an appointment with Dr Maggie Ju at Anamaya, please call Anamaya at 0203 011 0355. Dr Maggie Ju's personal webpage at Anamaya is here http://anamaya.co.uk/practitioners/dr-maggie-ju/