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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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, 24 March 2019

Research confirmed that acupuncture is effective for reducing stress

Research evidence for acupuncture on stress is emerging in recent years. For example, Huang W et al studied the effectiveness of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) for chronic stress in adults. In this study, 18 Participants with high self-reported stress levels were divided into 3 groups. Group 1 received weekly acupuncture for 5 weeks; group 2 received weekly attention only for 5 weeks and group 3 acted as a waiting list control. The study suggested that may be successful in treating the symptoms of stress, through a combination of specific and non-specific effects. Another study by Pavoa TS et al investigated the effects of acupuncture on stress-related psychological symptoms and cellular immunity in young adults and elderly subjects. 6 sessions of acupuncture at LI4, SP6 and ST36 were offered. Psychological variables (depression, anxiety and stress) were investigated by means of self-assessment inventories. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated and cultured in vitro to measure mitogen-induced T-cell proliferation as well as cellular sensitivity to dexamethasone. All data were assessed before and after the intervention. Result has shown that acupuncture was able to significantly reduce depression, anxiety and stress scores. The intervention also increased T-cell proliferation, with greater intensity in the elderly group. The conclusion was that acupuncture was efficient to attenuate the psychological distress as well as to increase an important feature of cellular immunosenescence. Another study of HT7 acupuncture point for stress has shown that the stress scores were reduced 44% after four weekly acupuncture sessions.


Huang W et al Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2011 Feb;17(1):16-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2010.05.013. Epub 2010 Jun 19.

Pavoa TS et al Neurosci Lett. 2010 Oct 22;484(1):47-50. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.08.016. Epub 2010 Aug 13.

Chan J et al Acupunct Med. 2002 Aug;20(2-3):74-7.

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