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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. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Acupuncture is effective for prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is urologic pain or discomfort in the pelvic region lasting for at least 3 months during the preceding 6 months that is associated with urinary symptoms, and not accompanied by a urinary tract bacterial infection. CP/CPPS can impair both the physical and psychological function of patients and frequently diminishes their quality of life. There is lack of effective treatment for CP/CPPS, though a wide range of therapies have been routinely used to treat this condition; alpha-blockers and antibiotics are most commonly used in the clinic. Acupuncture is suggested to be effective for CP/CPPS. Recently an efficiency of acupuncture, alpha-blockers and antibiotics was compared. The results have shown that these treatments were better than placebo effect. Acupuncture has no side effect for the treatment.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Tight muscles in the neck and poor posture, acupuncture can help

The muscles at the neck can become very tight causing aching and discomfort in the upper back and neck area, reducing the movement in the neck and tenderness around the neck and upper back. If these symptoms are present for more than three months, it is chronic condition. It would not go itself and one has to seek treatment to get rid of the tightness of the muscles. The tight muscles constrict the blood vessels and reduce the blood flow, as a result they don’t get the energy and nutrients that they need. Over the time, this would be deteriorating and become a viscous circle. Generally tight muscles are caused by overuse resulting in small micro injury in the muscles and tendons and chronic inflammation. This makes the muscles contract to protect themselves from further injury. Acupuncture can reduce the inflammation and relax the tight muscles in the neck efficiently.

Poor posture is a major cause of neck pain; while neck pain prevents the neck from getting back to normal posture. Poor posture results from certain muscles shortening and lengthening in an abnormal way. Poor posture can place strain on the related muscles and other soft tissues causing pain, such as neck and back pain. Inflammation is one of the causes of poor posture. If there is an inflammation in somewhere in the body, it causes pain. The body automatically protects itself to avoid the pain resulting in an abnormal posture. For example, people with neck pain would tilt the head involuntarily to one side to avoid the neck pain. Acupuncture can help to reduce the inflammation and pain to help to correct the poor posture.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Can the effect of acupuncture stay?

People who have acupuncture treatment always like to know that how long the effect of acupuncture stays. A new research has shown that this effect can last very long time. This research used a large individual patient dataset from high quality randomised trials of acupuncture for chronic pain. The available individual patient dataset included 29 trials and 17,922 patients. The chronic pain conditions included musculoskeletal pain (low back, neck and shoulder), osteoarthritis of the knee and headache/migraine. In trials comparing a course of acupuncture to no acupuncture control (wait-list, usual care, etc), the result suggests that about 90% of the benefit of acupuncture relative to controls would be sustained at 12 months. The effects of a course of acupuncture treatment for patients with chronic pain do not appear to decrease importantly over 12 months. Longer term outcomes of acupuncture need further research to measure.

MacPherson H et al (2016) Pain Oct 17 Epub ahead of print