Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

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Leading acupuncture specialist for facial rejuvenation, pain relief, stress, anxiety, emotion, depression relief, fertility and miscarriage
Based at Kensington and Chelsea at 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. Many year research and clinical experiences. This blog is for information only.

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https://anamayahealth.blogspot.com/2018/03/dr-maggie-ju-talks-about-vulvodynia.html

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Maggie Ju (2014) Current opinion in acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation

The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 21 Issue 2 September 2014 P9

Maggie Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?

The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2015 P21

Maggie Ju (2020) The Potentiality of COVID-19 Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in the UK

The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 27 Issue 2 November 2020 P9


Sunday, 25 November 2018

What is trigger point? Need help from acupuncture?

A trigger point is muscle knot in the muscle. It is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle or a micro-cramp. They form as a local contraction in a small number of muscle fibres in a larger muscle. These in turn can pull on tendons and ligaments associated with the muscle. The tight contraction of the muscle blocks its own blood supply, changing the metabolism of the muscles. Excessive production of some chemicals such as acetylcholine, noradrenaline and serotonin and a lower pH causes sustained contractions restricting local blood supply further and limiting local energy needs leading to energy crisis, pain, aching or soreness. It is tender when being pressed and it can also cause referred distant pain. Triger point is a source of the myofascial pain. If trigger point is present, there is often pain and weakness in the muscle. Trigger points can be found in many acute and chronic pain conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headache bladder pain etc. Trigger points may be caused by many factors, such as injury, muscle overuse, disease, psychological distress, hormone imbalance, infections etc. Acupuncture can effectively remove trigger point and release pain.

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