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

Reviews
M Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2015 P21
M Ju (2014) Current opinion in acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 21 Issue 1 September 2014 P9

Friday, 7 June 2019

Shoulder pain treated with acupuncture case study

Shoulder pain (SP) is one of the most common musculoskeletal pains. The conventional treatments include pharmacotherapy, physiotherapy and exercise. However, these options aren't satisfactory. Acupuncture is one of the options that are effective for shoulder pain. Here is a study showing this. In this study, 30 patients with age from 38-73 with shoulder pain were selected. Average shoulder pain duration was 3.8 years. 50% received medical treatments at least before 6 months but the pain was still there. These patients received 10 sessions of acupuncture. The result has shown that pain score was decreased significantly on the sixth session (-27.3%) and tenth session (-43%). The muscle stiffness was reduced for all patients. The improvement in shoulder function at the tenth acupuncture session reached 44%. The response of acupuncture therapy was variable among patients. It changed according to patients' age and symptoms duration. Of course a good response was statistically correlated with younger age and recent pain.This study provides additional data on the potential role of acupuncture in the treatment of shoulder pain. Acupuncture is beneficial and effective for relieving pain and improving shoulder function. It can be a good alternative, especially, for patients developing adverse effects related to drugs.

References
https://ard.bmj.com/content/74/Suppl_2/1219.1

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