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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 (Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, 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, fatigue and hot flushes etc to achieve best treatment results. My devotion and skills are highly praised by my patients. 


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Acupuncture helps with tendon injury

Acupuncture is used to treat tendon injury and it improves pain and functional activity in patients with tendinopathy. This is suggested that acupuncture can modulate both anti-inflammatory and mechanotransduction molecular pathways which can increase type I collagen synthesis. Collagen synthesis is the main factor that influences tendon biomechanical properties. Therefore one reason of acupuncture for tendon healing is that acupuncture increases synthesis and subsequent reorganisation of type I collagen during tendon healing process.

References

Almeida Mdos S et al Acupunct Med (2014) 32:178-82.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Available noninvasive treatments for low back pain

If you have low back pain, what noninvasive treatments are available for low back pain? There is a report that shows a list treatment that is effective for low back pain. The enrolled patients were all with pain symptoms of at least moderate. For acute low back pain, evidence suggested that NSAIDs (strength of evidence [SOE]: low to moderate), skeletal muscle relaxants (SOE: moderate), opioids (SOE: low), exercise (SOE: low), and superficial heat (SOE: moderate) are more effective than placebo, no intervention, or usual care, and that acetaminophen (SOE: low) and systemic corticosteroids (SOE: low) are no more effective than placebo. For chronic low back pain, effective therapies versus placebo, sham, no treatment, usual care, or wait list are NSAIDs, opioids, tramadol, duloxetine, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, and exercise (SOE: moderate) and benzodiazepines, psychological therapies, massage, yoga, tai chi, and low-level laser therapy (SOE: low); spinal manipulation was as effective as other active interventions (SOE: moderate).

References
Chou R et al Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2016 Feb. Report No.: 16-EHC004-EF. Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, No. 169

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Acupuncture is effective for lateral elbow pain

Lateral elbow pain is a common painful condition. Acupuncture is used to treat the pain. Recently a study evaluated the effect of acupuncture for lateral elbow pain. Pateints were evaluated at baseline, before fourth, seventh, and ninth treatment, and at a two-week follow-up after treatment. The treatment group received unilateral acupuncture at LI 10 and LI 11 at the affected side with manual needle manipulation. Control group received sham acupuncture. disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand were improved which was seen from fourth week treatment onwards; pain-free grip strength, and a visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain which were used to assess the effect of the treatment was improved at 9th treatment.

References
Liu et al Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2016;2016:8182071. doi: 10.1155/2016/8182071. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Acupuncture is as effective as nasal spray for allergic rhinitis

Recently a study evaluated the effect and safety of acupuncture therapy on patients with moderate to severe allergic rhinitis. 76 patients with allergic rhinitis participated the study. The acupuncture group received 8-week acupuncture therapy, and the medication group received budesonide nasal spray with cetirizine tablets for 8 weeks. The clinical symptoms and signs were analyzed before treatment, at 4 and 8 weeks after the start of treatment, and at 12 weeks after the end of treatment. Furthermore, the clinical efficacy and safety indicators were compared between the two groups. The result has shown that the scores of each clinical symptom and sign, including sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, nasal itching, and turbinate edema, and the total scores decreased over time in both groups. All the tests including blood routine, urine routine, aspartate transaminase, alanine aminotransferase, urea nitrogen and creatinine were all in the normal reference ranges during the treatment in the acupuncture group. This study suggested that acupuncture therapy is as good as the medication treatment for patients with moderate to severe allergic rhinitis, and it is safe with no severe adverse effects.
References
Chen YD et al Chin J Integr Med 2016 Mar 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Study has shown that acupuncture improves diminished ovarian reserve

Diminished ovarian reserve is a sign of ovarian ageing. Women with low ovarian reserve have less chance of achieving pregnancy. Acupuncture was suggested modulates female hormone levels, improves menstrual disorders, alleviates depression and improves pregnancy rates. Recently there was a study about acupuncture on diminished ovarian reserve. In this study, twenty-one patients with diminished ovarian reserve were received 12 weeks acupuncture treatment. Mean FSH levels fell from 19.33±9.47 mIU/mL at baseline to 10.58±6.34 mIU/mL at week 12 and 11.25±6.68 mIU/mL at week 24. Change in mean FSH from baseline was -8.75±11.13 mIU/mL at week 12 (p=0.002) and -8.08±9.56 mIU/mL at week 24 (p=0.001). Mean E2 and LH levels, FSH/LH ratios and irritability scores were improved at weeks 12 and/or 24. Approximately 30% patients reported subjective increases in menstrual volume after treatment.

References
Wang Y et al Acupunct Med (2016) May 13. pii: acupmed-2015-011014. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2015-011014.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Research has shown that acupuncture helps with allergic rhinitis by regulating immune response

Acupuncture is used to effectively treat persistent allergic rhinitis, which is suggested by clinical evidence, but the physiologic basis of these improvements is not well understood. Recent research adults investigated possible modulation of mucosal immune responses. A total of 151 individuals participated to the study. Acupuncture was applied for twice-weekly treatments for 8 weeks. Various cytokines, neurotrophins, proinflammatory neuropeptides, and immunoglobulins were measured in saliva or plasma from baseline to 4-week follow-up. Statistically significant reduction in allergen specific IgE for house dust mite was seen in the acupuncture group, Statistically significant down-regulation was also seen in proinflammatory neuropeptide substance P (SP) 18 to 24 hours after the first treatment. Nasal obstruction, nasal itch, sneezing, runny nose, eye itch, and unrefreshed sleep improved significantly in the acupuncture group and continued to improve up to 4-week follow-up.

This study suggested that acupuncture modulated mucosal immune response in the upper airway in adults with persistent allergic rhinitis. This modulation appears to be associated with down-regulation of allergen specific IgE for house dust mite. Improvements in nasal itch, eye itch, and sneezing after acupuncture are suggestive of down-regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1.

References
McDonald JL et al (2016) Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol May 3. pii: S1081-1206(16)30126-0. doi:

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Acupuncture in research

Acupuncture is originated from China thousands years ago. Can the effect of acupuncture be proved by science? Is it recognised by modern science? What is the status of acupuncture in research? More AO analysed the scientific publications from 2000 to 2014. What is the result?

In the past 15 years 15275 documents were published worldwide including acupuncture-related documents (ARDs) and the title filter for acupuncture-specific documents (ASDs).

Which countries have more publications related to acupuncture? The United States is the most productive country, with 2503 ARD publications; China is the second place with 2143 and South Korea with 925 is in the third. Norway is in the first position for the ARD citation rank, with 25.77 citations per document; Switzerland is in the first position for the ASD citation rank, with 26.66. Brazil has 4.19 citations per document, which corresponds to the 20th position in the ASD citation rankings.

The leading journals are Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine, Acupuncture in Medicine, and The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Global numbers of ARDs and ASDs and citations have constantly increased from 2000 to 2014.


References
More AO et al J Altern Complement Med (2016) May 2[Epub ahead of print]