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Leading acupuncture specialist for cosmetic acupuncture, pain relief, stress relief, fertility, fatigue, anxiety.
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. .

10 Reasons why

10 Reasons why you should see Dr Maggie Ju for acupuncture

1, Dr Maggie Ju was well trained in Western medicine and Chinese Medicine in the best medical University Beijing University in China. She could see you in holistic way and know what your needs are perfectly.

2, She was trained in China where acupuncture originated thousands of years ago and offers the best original acupuncture ever.

3, The key point of acupuncture treatment success is all about acupuncture points to optimize the effects. No two acupuncturists use the same acupuncture points for the same conditions. Dr Maggie Ju only uses acupuncture needles on the most effective points to achieve the best treatment outcome. No gimmick.

4, She is passionate about acupuncture and health care. Her dedication and skills of acupuncture are highly praised by her patients.

5, Over the years of practicing acupuncture, she developed unique acupuncture treatment approach and has expertise in many aspects in acupuncture treatments. She is keen on summarising her knowledge and experiences and is an author of a few ebooks in her expertise area.

6, She is practicing at Harley street and Kensington and is a leading acupuncture specialist in the UK. If you want to have acupuncture treatment, you simply want to choose the best.

7, She is the best cosmetic acupuncture specialist trained in skin medicine and oral and maxillofacial medicine and has a deep insight into the facial aging and how to reverse it.

8, Chronic pain has great impact to people’s life. She helped many people with chronic pain to live pain free.

9, People are under more pressure and stress than that 20 years ago. Stress can affect health in many ways. Dr Maggie Ju’s stress relief acupuncture can effectively release stress, anxiety, mood change, depression, fatigue and insomnia.

10, The last but not the least, she could help to boost fertility for women and men to get pregnant.


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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 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 practicing, I have developed unique effective treatment approaches for cosmetic acupuncture, acne, pain relief including vulvodynia, bladder pain, pelvic pain, chronic prostatitis, neck pain, headache, migraine, shoulder pain, back pain, stress relief, anxiety, fatigue, fertility, hot flushes, nerve pain, insomnia, Parkison's disease, MS etc to achieve best treatment results.

My devotion and skills are highly praised by my patients.

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How can acupuncture help you?

MY SERVICES

Cosmetic acupuncture

Recently, cosmetic acupuncture has been so popular as an intervention for skin rejuvenation. It is the most natural and healthy way to look and feel years younger. Does it work? This is the first question people ask? The result speaks itself. Come along to have a treatment with Dr Maggie and you will like it.

Where do you often get wrinkles?

With aging, facial expression muscles contracting create lines on the face; collagen production reduces, and damaged skin cells contribute to the firm wrinkle formation. Exposure to the sun accelerates to wrinkle formation.

​Wrinkles on the forehead are formed by the frontalis muscle (frontal belly) which is the muscle on the forehead. They attach to the skin of eyebrow.

Crow feet wrinkles are the wrinkles at the out corner of the eye and formed by contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle which is the ring like muscle surrounding the eye and spreads over the eyelids, temple and down to the cheek.

​Wrinkles on the cheek are deep nasolabial groove from the side of the nose to the upper lip are related to four muscles on the check.

Wrinkles around mouth are also called perioral wrinkles, also known as barcode lines or smoker’s lines. They are the fine or deep vertical lines around the mouth and lips. These wrinkles are formed by contracting of the muscle around the mouth called orbicularis oris.

Marionette lines are the vertical wrinkles that can be found at the corners of the mouth. These lines can give the face a downturned expression and make you look sadder, serious, or even angrier. They are related to a few muscles by the mouth.

Sagging skin: The skin can become sagging when it loses collagen and elastin. The most common cause of skin sagging is aging and the skin becomes thinner and looser due to loss of collagen and elastin.

Cosmetic acupuncture can reduce muscle tension, increase skin elastin and collagen synthesis and hydration and help skin cell regeneration. As a result, the facial skin is free of wrinkles, becomes tighter and firmer. This gives you the glowing younger looking skin.

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. Acne is not life-threatening condition but it does affect people quality of life dramatically and damage people’s confidence. It is one of the most difficult conditions to treat. Acupuncture is used to treat acne effectively.

Stress and anxiety relief acupuncture

Stress is the body's reaction to harmful situations. The symptoms of stress vary from person to person. You feel stressed. This is psychological stress that you can feel mentally. Emotional symptoms include feeling agitated, frustrated, easily getting crossed, easily losing control, having difficulty relaxing and calming down, feeling anxious, depressed etc. Stress is not just psychological, but physical too. People often ignore physical stress. If you have these signs below and no specific causes are found for it, you could be under physical stress: hormone imbalance. Stress triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which changes the body metabolism. Consequently, you would see signs of weight changes gaining weight or losing weight in short period of time. Also, you may see acne wouldn’t go away. Cortisol causes skin oil glands making more oil and if the oil is stuck inside hair follicles creating pimples. Weakening immune system. Stress supress the immune system, cold would not go away or cold come back more frequently. Hair is falling too much because the immune system attacks hair follicles resulting hair loss. Inflammation and tension in the body. The brain is not sharp causing memory problem because too much cortisol can also make it harder to concentrate. Have headache very often, stress creates muscle tension causing headache. Abdominal pain: stress causes more acid production in the stomach causing bloating and pain in the abdomen. Stress inflames bowels causing diarrhea and constipation. Other physical symptoms include low energy, feeling tired, headache, aching or pain in the body, muscles tension, dizziness, insomnia, digestive problems, frequent illness, loss of libido, shaking, clenching jaw, cold hands and feet etc. Behaviour symptoms include always worrying, lack of concentration, poor memory, feeling slow, being pessimistic, unable to stop eating or eating less. Acupuncture is a best way to relive stress, psychologically and physically.

Pain relief acupuncture

Acupuncture can relieve pain. This is one of the acupuncture’s well-known effects. Acupuncture is used to relieve many pain conditions including a headache, neck pain, back pain, chronic pelvic pain, vulvodynia, prostatitis, bladder pain, chronic abdominal pain, shoulder pain, arm pain elbow pain, hand pain, hip pain, thigh pain knee pain, leg pain and ankle pain etc. You name it.

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a medical condition characterized by nonspecific vulval pain. With up to 15% of women suffering from this condition, you can be sure that you’re not alone if you have vulvar pain. It is a persistent burning or stinging pain of the vulva. It could be a constant pain and get worse when under pressure or it could be only painful under pressure such as using tampon or sex. The pain can be only in the vulvar area. It can also spread to the thigh, tummy or back. Women with vulvodynia could have severe period pain, heavy periods, frequent urination and pain and changed bowel habit. This condition is not life threatening, but it has great impact on a women’s life physically and emotionally. It could affect their daily activity and relationships. Some of them can only stay in bed all the time when the pain is severe. Some women with severe vulval pain feel that it is so difficult to cope with this pain every day especially when they are told that there is no effective treatment and they have to live with the pain all of their lives. Acupuncture can help reduce vulval pain effectively.

Prostatitis/Chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis is the most common type of prostatitis. Around 1 in 5 men has this condition at some point in their life. The most prominent symptom is chronic pain lasting longer than 3 months. Pain can be in the perineum, testicles, tip of the penis, pubic or bladder area and may spread out to the abdomen, the back and the rectum. Urination pain and frequent urination can be associated with the pain. The prostate can be enlarged due to swelling and tender due to inflammation. Acupuncture is effective to reduce the pain.

Bladder pain/Interstitial cystitis (IC)

Interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a chronic bladder condition. It is a feeling of pain and pressure in the bladder area. Symptoms range from mild to severe. For some patients the symptoms may come and go, and for others they don't go away. The pain may be worse when the bladder is full and may be temporarily relieved after urination. The pain could be worse during periods or after having certain foods or drinks. IC/BPS is not an infection, but it may feel like a bladder infection. Women with IC/BPS may feel pain when having sex. This condition is poorly understood. Apart from the pain, it is also accompanied with problems of urination, such as sudden, strong urges to urinate, more frequent urination than normal, pain when passing water, waking up quite a few times during the night to urinate. The exact cause of interstitial cystitis isn't clear. Unlike other types of cystitis, there's no obvious infection in the bladder. Acupuncture can help reduce the pain.

Low back pain

95% of back pain occurs in the lower back. It is defined as non-specific low back pain, if there is no cause found. Nonspecific low back pain is tension, soreness and stiffness in the lower back region. Acupuncture is very effective for nonspecific low back pain and it helps patients with low back pain reducing lumber surgery rate. This is number one reason that people seek acupuncture treatment.

Hip pain

Hip pain is a common condition that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. The precise location of the hip pain can help to find out the underlying cause. Hip pain on the outside of the hip referred to the upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround the hip joint. Hip pain can also a referred pain from low back. Acupuncture can help reduce hip pain.

Fertility acupuncture and IVF support acupuncture

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. It also releases tube spasm and improves uterine lining and uterine receptivity.

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 chance to succeed. 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 researchers.

Energy boost acupuncture

Chronic fatigue and low energy: If you are feeling tired all the time, you are not alone. It could affect about 20% population. At most of the time, this is not caused by severe illness. It could be linked with mood and the accumulation of too much stress. Poor circulation is one of the causes. Microcirculation includes blood circulation in the smallest blood vessels and lymphatic circulation in the lymphatic capillaries. Microcirculation carries oxygenated blood away from the heart through the arteries, capillaries to the tissues of the body. It provides the functional blood supply with oxygen and nutrients to the cells to all body tissue. It picks up carbon dioxide and waste products and returns deoxygenated blood through veins back to the heart. Circulation is the key for body function. It provides energy that body needs and detoxifies the body. If this circulation is poor, the body will not function well and you could feel tired. Acupuncture can help to boost energy and reduce fatigue.

Other conditions:

Regulating hormones and immunity, hot flushes, nerve pain, insomnia, Parkison's disease, MS, acid reflex, IBS, etc

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Stress and anxiety

Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. Most people experience stress from time to time. The level is different from person to person and from one event to the other event. The feeling of being stressed can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. It can be a reaction to stress, or it can occur in people who are unable to identify significant stressors in their life. Everyone feels anxious at some point in their life, but for some people it can be an ongoing problem. A little bit of anxiety can be helpful, but too much anxiety could make you tired and unable to concentrate. Symptoms of anxiety include, feeling worried or uneasy a lot of the time, having difficulty sleeping, which makes you feel tired, not being able to concentrate, being irritable, not being able to relax etc. When you're feeling anxious or stressed, your body releases stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol which cause more symptoms: fast heart beats and breath, palpitations, chest pains, headaches, sweating, feeling faint etc.

Acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Stress makes acne worse

Psychological stress has also been identified amongst factors that worsen acne. Recently a study involved in 160 students was carried out to investigate the association between acne severity and stress levels as well as the mechanism for this. They demonstrated a statistically significant positive correlation between increased self-reported stress and increased severity of acne; there was no correlation between increased stress and sebum levels. They explained that increased acne severity may result not from increased sebum secretion and excretion but from changes in neuropeptide secretion and sebum lipid composition. Other studies have shown that stress may affect the production of inflammatory mediators and specific lipids involved in inflammation by the sebaceous glands rather than the quantity of sebum. Acupuncture reduces inflammation and is used to treat acne effectively. Have you tried acupuncture?​

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Acupuncture reduces inflammation

The signs of inflammation include increasing temperature, oedema, redness, pain and loss of function. In molecular side, neuropeptides, cytokines and vasoactive mediators are suggested to be a part of the inflammation. After inflammation has been initiated, vasoactive mediators could regulate blood flow and blood distribution to affected organs and tissue. Acupuncture stimulates local blood flow and activates the defence systems and clear up all bioactive mediators, as result it reduces local inflammation.

References
F. Zijlstra1 Et al Mediators of Inflammation, 12(2), 59/69 (April 2003)

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Stress and fertility

Hormones are the driving force of fertility. There are mainly five hormones that are involved in fertility: gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are produced by hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis which refers to the complex interaction between hypothalamus, pituitary, and ovaries. This axis regulates reproductive cycles and fertility by producing those hormones. Disruption of any parts of this axis could lead to loss of hormone balance. As a result menstrual cycles and the fertility can be affected. The common symptom of imbalanced hormones is disturbed menstrual cycles. Physical and emotional stress can cause menstrual cycles changes such as irregular periods and it can affect fertility. Stress triggers the release of stress hormone cortisol, which changes the body metabolism. Cotisol is made from progesterone in female and testosterone in male. If under stress, the body keeps making stress hormone which would exhaust sex hormone and this compromise fertility. Research has suggested that high level of stress is associated with low level of conception.

Acupuncture can help reduce stress, balance hormones and conceiving.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Stress and fatigue

Stress is the body response to a state that makes it on alert. It is a feeling of being under too much pressure mentally, emotionally or physically. Many things in daily life can cause stress, particularly work, relationships and money problems. Health problems such as infertility, chronic pain also cause stress. When under stress, the body needs to make great efforts to cope by releasing extra chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the action. The blood is diverted to muscles and the brain function is minimized. If you are stressed, emotionally you may feel tired, agitated, anxious, worried or depressed and having difficulty to relax; physically you may feel lack of energy, tired all the time; tension and aching are likely associated with stress. There are also many other symptoms such as poor memory, lack of concentration etc. Acupuncture can relieve stress effectively to help the body recharge battery.

Saturday, 9 February 2019

10 Reasons why you should see Dr Maggie Ju for acupuncture

1, Dr Maggie Ju was well trained in Western medicine and Chinese Medicine in the best medical University Beijing University in China. She could see you in holistic way and know what your needs are perfectly.

2, She was trained in China where acupuncture originated thousands of years ago and offers the best original acupuncture ever.

3, The key point of acupuncture treatment success is all about acupuncture points to optimize the effects. No two acupuncturists use the same acupuncture points for the same conditions. Dr Maggie Ju only uses acupuncture needles on the most effective points to achieve the best treatment outcome. No gimmick.

4, She is passionate about acupuncture and health care. Her dedication and skills of acupuncture are highly praised by her patients.

5, Over the years of practicing acupuncture, she developed unique acupuncture treatment approach and has expertise in many aspects in acupuncture treatments. She is keen on summarising her knowledge and experiences and is an author of a few ebooks in her expertise area.

6, She is practicing at Harley street and Kensington and is a leading acupuncture specialist in the UK. If you want to have acupuncture treatment, you simply want to choose the best.

7, She is the best cosmetic acupuncture specialist trained in skin medicine and oral and maxillofacial medicine and has a deep insight into the facial aging and how to reverse it.

8, Chronic pain has great impact to people’s life. She helped many people with chronic pain to live pain free.

9, People are under more pressure and stress than that 20 years ago. Stress can affect health in many ways. Dr Maggie Ju’s stress relief acupuncture can effectively release stress, anxiety, mood change, depression, fatigue and insomnia.

10, The last but not the least, she could help to boost fertility for women and men to get pregnant.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Stress and wrinkles and facial acupuncture

Everyone experiences stress at some point of their life. What is stress? Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental, and emotional responses. When under stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as noradrenaline and cortisol to prepare the body for physical and mental action. In the face, the expression muscles are contracting, as a result it pulls the skin and folds it creating wrinkles. If the stress is prolonged, the blood vessels are contracting reducing blood circulation on the face making the skin dry and collagen production is reduced and existing collagen is damaged which contributing to creating wrinkles.

Facial acupuncture can help relieve stress, relax facial muscles and promote collagen production to reduce the wrinkles.