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. .

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Leading acupuncture specialist for facial rejuvenation, pain relief, stress relief, fertility, fatigue, anxiety.
Based at Kensington, Chelsea, Harley Street 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

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Acupuncture practice contact for appointments and addresses

Kensington: book online or call at 02030110355 or email at info@anamaya.co.uk
Address: Anamaya 1 Adam and Eve Mews, Kensington, London W8 6UG
2 min walk from High Street Kensington underground station

Chelsea: book online or call 02033623366

Address: Triyoga Chelsea 372 King's road, SW3 5UZ

20 min walk from Sloan Square tube station

Harley Street: for appointments at Harley Street (Fridays) please email at maggieacupuncture@gmail.com

Address: 4 Harley Street, London W1G 9PH

5 min walk from Oxford Circus underground station

My background: I became a qualified medical doctor 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 in London, 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.

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Guest blog articles and Reviews

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

Friday, 10 January 2020

Acupuncture in Italy


Acupuncture spread across Italy in 1960s and 1970s following other Western countries with a short delay, though the first descriptions of acupuncture reached Italy after Matteo Ricci (1552-1610)’s travels in China.
In 1968, the first medical and scientific acupuncture society was founded named as SIA (Italian Acupuncture Society); it followed a traditional approach adopting the principles of the Chinese medical philosophy.  In 1973, the SIRAA (Italian Society of Reflexotherapy, Acupuncture, and Auriculotherapy) was founded which recognised acupuncture to its neurophysiological mechanisms.
In 70s acupuncture was first taught in Italian schools of acupuncture by French teachers. At that time, patients were few, and acupuncture practitioners received insufficient and superficial training.
The real rise in interest of acupuncture occurred in 80s due to the scientific relationships established first with foreign acupuncture schools, above all from the Anglo-Saxon countries and then in later 90 s, with the universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Consequently, both teaching activities and clinical practice improved.
In 1987, the founding of the FISA (Italian Federation of Acupuncture Societies) was a milestone for the growth of acupuncture in Italy: The past—represented by the two previous scientific societies, that is, SIA and SIRAA—was superseded by both a political and scientific perspective.
Today, FISA is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of acupuncture in Italy and represents most Italian MD acupuncturists. It is the only Italian scientific society of acupuncture to be accredited by the Ministry of Health. Its members include 19 medical associations and 13 schools of acupuncture. Since its foundation, 4,187 MDs have been trained and certified by FISA until December 31, 2018. In addition, FISA coordinates national resources, offers assistance, and disseminates information related to acupuncture and TCM to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
FISA standards are recognized by regional, national, and international associations, institutions, and organizations. FISA has fostered alliances with regional governments and assisted the Ministry of Health in many assignments.
In 1982, the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation asserted that medical doctors could exclusively practice acupuncture. Since then, only people with a degree in medicine and surgery who passed the state exam and were properly certified as a medical doctor could practice acupuncture.
In 2011, FISA President Carlo Maria Giovanardi was appointed Expert of the Superior Health Council for Non-Conventional Medicine. This appointment proved the growing interest of prestigious institutions, such as the Superior Health Council, in acupuncture. Consequently, FISA played a key role in establishing requirements and coordinating teaching activities for education in acupuncture at the State–Regions Conference held on February 7, 2013.
Over the last few years, acupuncture has increasingly spread in Italy. Nowadays, it is administered not only in private clinics, but also in public structures belonging to the National Healthcare Service. When acupuncture was first introduced in Italy, it was mainly used to treat the symptoms of pain syndromes. Therefore, it is most used in public pain relief centers. Over time, its range of application has remarkably increased; it now covers a wide variety of fields, including the treatment of chemotherapy-induced side effects in cancer patients, among others.
References
Giovanardi CM et al Integr Med Res. 2020 Mar;9(1):1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2019.12.001. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

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