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

Friday, 23 October 2020

Muscle spasms released with acupuncture, a case report

Muscle spasms or muscle cramps are very common, and they occur when a muscle involuntarily contracts and cannot relax. This most frequently occur in the leg muscles, but any muscles including neck, back, hips, abdomen, hands, feet can go spasms. Typically, they involve part or all of a muscle, or several muscles in a group. Muscle spasms range in intensity from mild twitches to severe pain. When this happens, it may accompany enormous pain. The related muscle may feel harder than normal to the touch. It may show visible signs of twitching. Muscle spasms can occur at any time to anyone. It can happen when you walk, sit, perform any exercises or even sleep.
Acupuncture have an instantly effect of releasing muscle spasm. For example, a 52-year-old lady had sudden upper back pain when she carried a heavy bag. This pain was persisting for a few days and she could not move her back and neck. Pain killers did not help. She had one acupuncture treatment and most of the pain had gone immediately after the treatment.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Three bean soup, an ancient recipe

Three bean soup, an ancient recipe from China is a famous Chinese medicine formula as well as food remedy. This formula contains three beans including small read beans, small black beans, as well as small green beans. It nourishes skin and helps skin problems such as spots, skin patches itchiness etc. It nourishes blood too and good for fertility and pregnancy.

Cooking methods


1, Soak equal amount of three beans which you can get from Chinese supermarkets in warm water for a couple of hours.

2, Boil the beans in plenty of water in low heat for a couple of hours.

3, It is ready to drink. You can add honey, if you have sweet tooth.


1, Soak three beans in the warm water as above.

2, Grand the mixture and boil it.

3, It is ready to drink. You can add honey, if you have sweet tooth.

Small red beans are neutral in nature, a bit sour in taste. They contain plenty of proteins, minerals etc. They have detoxification effect and eliminate water retention.

Small black beans are neutral in nature, sweet in taste. They nourish the blood, detoxify and eliminate water retention and bloating.

Small green beans are neutral in nature, sweet in taste. They contain plenty of proteins, phospholipids. They have lowering cholesterols and antihistamine effects.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Types of acupuncture

Facial acupuncture is a type of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are inserted into the certain points on the face. It helps make the facial skin look younger and smoother; reduces signs of aging; and it also releases stress and anxiety.

Abdominal acupuncture is a type of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are inserted into the certain points on the abdomen. It helps boosting fertility. It also helps eliminate certain pain and stress in the body.

Back acupuncture is a type of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are inserted into the certain points on the back. It helps releasing pain at the back from neck to the low back. It also helps energy flow.

Scalp acupuncture is a type of acupuncture in which acupuncture needles are inserted into the certain points on the scalp. It helps brain related conditions, such as parkinson’s, stroke rehabilitation etc. It also helps releasing stress, anxiety and depression.

Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture is a type of acupuncture treatment that’s limited to the ears. It helps releasing stress and anxiety and insomnia.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Acupuncture covered by your insurance

You may find that your acupuncture treatment can be covered by your own medical insurance. Please check your individual situation with your insurer. In all situations you will pay directly for treatment and then be able to reclaim the costs through your insurer where applicable.

Here are some insurance company information

Simplyhealth: 0800 980 7890

Medisure: (requires consultant referral) 0870 908 3393

Sovereign Health Care: Sovereignhealthcare. 01274 841127 0800 678 5605

HSF Health Plan: 020 7202 1380 0800 917 2208

National Friendly: 0800 195 9244

Healthshield: 01270 588555

Medicare: 020 3418 0470

Paycare: 0902 371000

BHSF: 0800622552

Monday, 5 October 2020

Having pain and depressed, tried acupuncture?

Chronic pain and depression are hand in hand. Chronic pain affects up to 20% general populations. It is persistent or intermittent pain that lasts for more than 3 months despite a normal tissue healing time. It associates with poor quality of life and often causes depression. Depression can be characterized by psychological and physical symptoms, including low mood or sadness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, insomnia, low sex drive and an inability to enjoy life. Chronic pain may induce depression, and people suffering from depression may also present abnormal pain perception and modulation, which increases the risk of developing chronic pain. About 85% of people affected with chronic pain suffer from severe depression. The pathological process of both chronic pain and depression involve neuroinflammation. Neuroinflammation is an innate immune response of the nervous system to injury, infection or neurodegenerative disease characterized by the activation of resident glial cells, including microglia and astrocytes; release of cytokines and chemokines; and activation and infiltration of leukocytes. These make them complex and difficult to treat. Acupuncture can reduce inflammation and is effective for chronic pain and depression.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Acupuncture helps fertility and increases Live birth rate by 30%.

Acupuncture potentially affect fertility in a few ways suggested by research. 

First, acupuncture can induce vasodilation and blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which are vital to reproduction. By inhibiting central sympathetic nerve tone.

Acupuncture also makes the body produce endorphins relieving the stress response associated with infertility and infertility-related treatment.

Acupuncture balances hormones. The release of neurotransmitters—such as dopamine, serotonin, neuropeptides, and oxytocin initiated by acupuncture could influence the hypothalamus–pituitary–ovarian axis to promote ovulation, regulate menstrual cycles, and increase overall fertility.

Acupuncture could affect glucose uptake in the skeletal tissue, decrease hyperinsulinemia, and might increase insulin clearance in polycystic ovary syndrome.

Recent data-analyses found that Acupuncture has been effective for increasing clinical pregnancy rates by 28%–32%, Ongoing pregnancy rate by 42%, and Live birth rate by 30%, compared to no treatment. Acupuncture does not increase the risk of miscarriage. Some analysis has shown that acupuncture reduced the miscarriage rate by 43%. Additionally, acupuncture was 42% more effective to increase live births when women had previously failed a cycle, and baseline pregnancy rate continues to mediate acupuncture's effects.

Lee E. Hullender Rubin, Med Acupunct. December 2019; 31(6): 329–333.

NICE recommends acupuncture for chronic primary pain April 2021

NICE guidelines for chronic primary pain The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice ...