Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

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

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Anxiety and sleep

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry or fear. This is general symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety can have great impact on one’s daily life. For example, anxiety can disturb sleep. We know that adult needs 8 hours sleep every night for the body and mind to rest and recharge. If you cannot sleep, it affects your health mentally and physically. With anxiety the mind doesn’t switch off, it keeps you awake, and it is difficult for you to get into sleep. If you do fall asleep, the mind is still wandering around and wake you up at might or wake you up early in the morning. Due to lack of sleep, you would feel tired, irritated, sluggish next day.

Acupuncture can help reduce anxiety and make you sleep better. Acupuncture will reduce the brain activity and promote relaxation to calm down the brain. Acupuncture can regulate levels of neurotransmitters (or their modulators) and hormones such as serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, GABA, neuropeptide Y and ACTH to relax the brain. Acupuncture produces endogenous opioids that affect the autonomic nervous system. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, while acupuncture can activate the opposing parasympathetic nervous system, which initiates the relaxation response. Acupuncture reduce stress and inflammation that associated with anxiety.


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