Welcome to my blog

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. .

My profile

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 to achieve best treatment results.

My devotion and skills are highly praised by my patients.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKdoRpfr0ic

Friday, 18 May 2018

Why the skin is sensitive to touch? Acupuncture reduces pain

Allodynia is a condition in which someone experiences pain in the skin from non-painful stimuli, such as a light touch to the skin. Allodynia can be a symptom of different conditions, or it can occur on its own.

The main symptom of allodynia is pain from non-painful stimuli.

Some people with allodynia may experience severe pain with gentle pressure. Symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Some people may feel a burning sensation while others feel an ache or squeezing pain. Other symptoms accompanied can be depression, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, not concentrating etc.

Some underlying conditions can cause allodynia. It’s most commonly linked to fibromyalgia and migraine headaches. Postherpetic neuralgia or peripheral neuropathy can also cause it.

The exact cause of allodynia is not known.

Allodynia may occur due to increased responsiveness or malfunction of sensory nerves and receptors.

Acupuncture can help reduce pain.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

What is referred pain?

Referred pain is the pain felt in somewhere in the body other than in the site of origin. For example, teeth pain can be felt during heart attack. This teeth pain is referred pain, not the source of pain. The presence of pain in the teeth or jaws doesn't mean that there is any dental condition that needs to be treated, if there is no dental pain history. This is a typical example of referred pain which is pain felt at a site distant from the site of origin. Referred pain is frequently found in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (for example, temporomandibular disorder (TMD). In patients with TMD muscle and/or jaw joint pain could refer to the teeth. Patients and clinicians alike can become convinced that the pain is actually due to some form of dental problems. In these circumstances, treating teeth has no effect on the pain.

Pain referral has a neural basis. Specific pathways and neural connections in the brain are thought to lead to the possibility of pain referral.

One group of nerve fibres conduct information about touch and another group conduct information about tissue damage or noxious stimulation via different sensory nerves. Many sensory fibres from different parts of the different area can terminate on the same set of second order neurons. The second order neurones are part of the pathway that sends sensory information to higher centres for perception. However, since there is so much convergence of sensory information from different body parts onto the same second order neurones, these second order neurones may provide ambiguous information as to the exact location of the noxious stimulus. This neural mechanism is thought to be one way whereby the higher centres of the brain can become "confused" as to the exact location of the noxious stimulus.

Another explanation of pain referral is the activating of silent or latent synaptic connections. When there is prolonged and/or intense noxious stimulation, some of these ineffective synapses may become effective connections. The information is transmitted from other parts unrelated to the source of the pain. The brain therefore can become confused as to the correct location of the pain.

There is a simple diagnostic test that can be done to help distinguish referred pain to a tooth. Clinicians can use a diagnostic local anaesthetic to produce a neural inactivation at the site where the patient complains of the pain, e.g. a tooth. If the pain being felt in the tooth is referred pain, then the pain should persist despite the local anaesthetic. Locating the origin of pain is a key step for further treatment.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327510/

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

What is pain sensitisation?

Pain is a sensation of hurt resulting from the activation of pain pathways by harmful stimuli to lead to tissue damage. Detection of the stimuli is a protective process to help the body prevent injury or to avoid further contact with the stimuli. However in many clinical conditions the pain is no longer protective, but causes harm. The pain in these situations arises spontaneously, can be elicited by normally innocuous stimuli, is exaggerated and prolonged in response to noxious stimuli and spreads beyond the site of injury. This is caused by pain sensitization. There are two types of sensitizations: peripheral sensitization is a reduction in threshold and amplification in the responsiveness of pain receptors. This occurs when the receptors are exposed to inflammatory mediators and damaged tissue. Central sensitization is an enhancement in the function of neurons and circuits in pain pathways. This is caused by increases in membrane excitability and synaptic efficacy as well as to reduced inhibition in central nervous system in response to activity, inflammation, and neural injury. As a result previous non harmful stimuli generate amplified signals. Central sensitization is responsible for many of the temporal, spatial, and threshold changes in pain sensibility in acute and chronic clinical pain settings and exemplifies the fundamental contribution of the central nervous system to the generation of pain hypersensitivity.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Pelvic fascia and fascia inflammation

The fascia is connective tissue made up with collagen. The fascia can be seen between muscles, bones, ligaments and other internal organs. The pelvic fascia is the fascia surrounding the pelvis that line the walls and floor of the pelvis and covers pelvic floor muscles and pelvic organs such as the bladder, cervix and vagina in female and the prostate in male and rectum. The bladder and urethra and the vagina and uterus are attached to the pelvic walls by the pelvic fascia. This fascia lies immediately beneath the peritoneum and is continuous with various thickenings or condensations in specific areas. The fascia has myofibroblasts which have contractile ability and this active contraction is controlled by a nerve supply. The fascia inflammation stimulates fascia contracting which contributing to the muscle tightness and muscle tension and pain to surrounding region from the vulval area. Pelvic fascia inflammation can also irritate the bladder causing painful urination, frequent urination. The inflammation can also cause disturbed menstrual cycles. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and improves the pain, urination pain, frequent urination and restore menstrual cycles.