Welcome to my blog, discover acupuncture with Dr Maggie Ju

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.

Friday, 1 July 2022

Is acupuncture the right treatment for you?

Is acupuncture a treatment for you?

Acupuncture originates from China over 2500 years and is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain acupuncture points. These needles do amazing job. It is popular all over the world.

The effectiveness of acupuncture is still in debate. There was an article that described different persons acupuncture experiences with different conditions from different practitioners, lady 53 with a prolapsed disc had 6 months acupuncture and avoided a surgery and got back to her normal life again.

This is a typical case who benefits from acupuncture treatment. A person said “I have no knowledge of any parallel universe, so I can’t compare what my life without acupuncture would be like to see exactly how much it has helped, but my feeling is that it does help me, so I won’t stop. Equally, I recognise that it is good to meet a qualified doctor on a regular basis for a one-to-one session lasting 45 minutes.”

A 46 year old described that acupuncture worked every time when he had back pain. Acupuncture is magic for some but torture for others. A 48 year old did think acupuncture helped his back pain.

Acupuncture can be beneficial for emotional wellbeing. Many agreed with this. For example, A  59 year old with terrible chest pains on some family stressful event. After he was told there was nothing wrong by the doctors and pain killers didn’t work, he tried seven session acupuncture and he felt better. He believed that the acupuncture sessions unblocked the emotional energy.

Not all types of acupuncture treatment are the same. That is very true.

References

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/04/is-acupuncture-effective-readers-experiences

Regular acupuncture treatment is a new healthy life style

Many people use acupuncture as their lifestyle choice to help their quality of life. For example, everyone is getting older. With increased age, wrinkles are unavoidable which make some people unhappy and losing confidence. Facial acupuncture has anti-aging effects. It can help reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate the face. Regular acupuncture treatments can also prevent wrinkle formation. Facial acupuncture become one of the lifestyle for facial rejuvenation. Another example, with modern fast paced life, there is lot of stress going on in daily life, acupuncture effectively reduces stress to help people relax and get better sleep. Having acupuncture from time to time helps to keep stress level low. Furthermore, acupuncture can help reduce chronic pain and regular treatment can prevent the pain from coming back. This helps people’s quality of life. Adding acupuncture to your new lifestyle keeps you healthy and looking younger.

 

It’s wonderful to live long. But how? A Japanese doctor lived to 105. Here's his advice for a long life.

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, the physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke's International University, and honorary president of St. Luke's International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life.

Energy comes from feeling good, not from eating well or sleeping a lot. He said that We all remember how as children, when we were having fun, we often forgot to eat or sleep. I believe that we can keep that attitude as adults, too. It’s best not to tire the body with too many rules such as lunchtime and bedtime.

All people who live long — regardless of nationality, race or gender — share one thing in common: None are overweight. For breakfast I drink coffee, a glass of milk and some orange juice with a tablespoon of olive oil in it. Olive oil is great for the arteries and keeps my skin healthy. Lunch is milk and a few cookies, or nothing when I am too busy to eat. I never get hungry because I focus on my work. Dinner is veggies, a bit of fish and rice, and, twice a week, 100 grams of lean meat.

Others include always plan ahead and keep working, stay healthy and do exercise.

He believes that pain is mysterious, and having fun is the best way to forget it. 

Science alone can’t cure or help people. Science lumps us all together, but illness is individual. Each person is unique, and diseases are connected to their hearts. To know the illness and help people, we need liberal and visual arts, not just medical ones.

References

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2009/01/29/people/authorphysician-shigeaki-hinohara/#.W73anmhKiUm

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