• Sticky Zak acupuncture for chronic lower back pain case | Acupuncture for Infertility London

    About back pain ,experts say that thanks to all those studies we know much more about what we don't know than about what we do know!

    min book coverLow back pain is on the rise and causes more global disability than any other condition, according to two studies from Australia.We were actually amazed when we typed ?causes of lower back pain? into the Google search box. Over 3,770,000 search results exist!The problem already costs the UK economy £12.3 billion a year, with more than four million working days lost each year as a result of people taking time off with bad backs. Despite spending more than 86 billion dollars a year on treatment for back pain in the United States, Americans continue to struggle with this problem. It has become a national epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, prominent medical doctors called for new ways to diagnose back pain and measure outcomes of treatment. Today, very little has changed. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that Americans with spine problems are worse than ever before.By just glancing at the articles that pop up on the first page yields an enormous amount of facts and figures.but,the treatments aren't always effective. Acupuncture is without question one of the most powerful pain-altering modalities in the world. Its reputation for pain relief is known and respected internationally. It may be practiced successfully with a variety of procedures other than needles, including lasers, electronic and noninvasive stimulation devices for those who are needle-phobic and would not consider acupuncture otherwise. This 58-year-old female patient presented in February 2008, with severe pain of her lower back, right buttock, leg, and foot.The patient's pain began in February 2007, when she slipped on a cleaning in her home,after that,she has been many different treatment including phsiotherapy,osteopathy,chiropracitc,etc,but nothing worked,She also received hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen, which provided minor relief but caused nausea.She described the pain as "cramping, burning, radiating, and squeezing." She said the pain was constant, with an intense ache in her lower back. Pain radiated hot across her hip and buttock, down the posterolateral aspect of her leg to the sole and top of her foot.She was unable to work because of intolerable pain. On physical examination, it was noted that flexion, extension and lateral movements of the spine were all completely normal. However, on palpation of the L4,L5 facet joint there was extreme tenderness, on the right more than the left, examination also showed decreased ankle reflex on the right side. After presentation at my clinic the patient enrolled in zak acupuncture,after first time treatment,patient was with little result. She carried on treatment and received deep and intensive acupuncture in lower back area for approximately 2 months,almost 10 acupuncture sessions in which she had a lot of thick needles put over the tender facet joints,and some regional acupuncture points. On the eleventh session, it was difficult to elicit the previous area of tenderness and the patient felt that the pain had completely resolved. Most low back pain is triggered by some combination of overuse, muscle strain, and injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. Many experts believe that over time muscle strain can lead to an overall imbalance in the spinal structure. This leads to a constant tension on the muscles, ligaments, bones, and discs, making the back more prone to injury or reinjury.(readmore)Acupuncture is best solution for back pain relief as it is best for decrease inflammation and built up circulation to injuried tissue.

    In contrast to most acupuncturist, I focus first on trying to find a effective option for my patients. Most of the patients I see have a problem that I can solve with a special acupuncture technique.I spend a significant amount of time practicing about new and exciting technologies that have made modern acupuncture technique,one of the fastest growing and most technologically advanced areas in all of Chinese medicine. Although I am sorry that you have to come see me because of your chronic and difficult back pain, take comfort in the fact that I have so much more to offer you to solve your pain successfully than any other time in history. --Zak, MB(1985) MATCM(UK) Please have a look around my website. I hope it helps you learn more about my practice and understand more about your spine.

  • Another shocking case: Popliteal pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula after acupuncture.

    According to J Mal Vasc. 2015 Jan 23

    Most popliteal arteriovenous fistula and pseudoaneurysm formation are related to trauma. Few cases have previously been reported after acupuncture therapy. Such events are typically observed when the procedure is performed by non-medical acupuncturist. They may present with acute ischemia, recent claudication, distal emboli, or less commonly rupture. Duplex ultrasound should be considered as the 1st method of investigation. Computed tomography scanning is particularly accurate in making the diagnosis. Treatment strategies consist of surgery or endovascular management. The most commonly performed surgical technique for popliteal pseudoaneurysm repair is resection with bypass grafting, whereas popliteal arteriovenous fistula are usually treated surgically with ligation and primary repair. Endovascular procedure using a stent-graft is thought to be a reasonable option for treating popliteal false aneurysm or even arteriovenous fistula. We will describe two cases of an arteriovenous fistula and pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery that developed after acupuncture needling in the region of the popliteal artery.
    Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

    Acupuncture isn't risk free. You have to see professional practitioners .

  • Experienced Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner required Part Time

    The John Tsagaris Clinic (located in the heart of Chelsea) is looking for an experienced TCM practitioner to work alongside the clinic’s director/principle practitioner, John Tsagaris. Terms and conditions to be discussed, the role would be on a part time basis.

    The successful candidate must have graduate level in TCM (including Tui Na, Cupping, Facial Acupuncture, experience treating skin disorders). The candidate must have countable experience and existing clientele, however we will offer in-house support to help the practitioner build their client list.

    The candidate must speak English fluently, be flexible and offer the highest level of service.

    Please email your CV with a covering letter directly to

  • Lincoln Acupuncture Course Re-Opening

    The Acupuncture course at Lincoln was established in2000 and is considered to be one of the leading providers of professional and academic training in acupuncture. The course was originally running at University of Lincoln for 12 years and moved to Lincoln College in 2012, with its BSc Honour degree retained at University of Lincoln, as part of the strategic cooperative development between the two institutions in the same city.

    Now the transfer is completed and the course is open to new applicants. The course retains its high profile of academic standard and broad range of training for the future career development. Moxibustion, cupping, Guasha, Chinese massage, electric acupuncture and ear acupuncture are included in the portfolio of the training, which give the graduates more flexibility and capacity to offer various effective treatments in their future practice. Management in health care is also a feature of the course, which is essential for both practitioner and management posts.

    The library at Lincoln College has inherited all collections in complementary medicine and acupuncture accumulated in the past years from University of Lincoln. And its electric subscription of academic journals could match any other provisions.

    The course is also featured with its brand-new state-of-art teaching clinic, which opens to general public with thousand patients registered in the past years. Students have chances to treat all common conditions in the clinic under supervision.

    Lincoln city is probably the best place for the development of an Acupuncture professional, with its idyllic rural feature and tranquil life for reading and learning. The living cost on Lincoln campus is competitive as well. By the way, Lincoln is among the safest place to live.

    For anybody interested in acupuncture, you are welcomed to Lincoln and have a taste session with our current students to help you find the one suit you. For more information please contact:

    Fanyi Meng and Huijun Shen
    Complementary Medicine Clinic
    Deans Building
    Lincoln College,
    Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HQ
    Tel: 01522876000 Ext 5238

  • Experienced Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner required Full time

    The Zhai Clinic is looking for an experienced TCM practitioner to full fill the expansion of the UK’s leading and most reputable TCM practice in Harley Street, London.

    The successful candidate must have graduate level in TCM with countable experience. This is a challenging but enjoyable role and you will be working as part of a successful team who work with enthusiasm and versatility. You must speak English fluently, flexible, can work efficiently under pressure, is responsible and discreet with good customer care skill to provide all aspects of support to the practice.

    Salary: depending on experience. Please email your CV with a covering letter to Practice Manager Mrs Marlene Stanboulian at The Zhai Clinic, 130 Harley Street, London W1G 7JU. Email address:

  • Dangerous acupuncture needles; dangerous acupuncturist: Ocular injury

    According to case report from Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014 Spring, A 42-year-old woman had the acupuncture needle penetrated the her inferior globe and created a subretinal track by one acupuncturist .
    This patient presented with blurred central vision and loss of peripheral vision. Her medical history was significant for hemifacial spasms related to a facial nerve injury, for which she had sought treatment.

    Her clinical examination showed vertically oriented subretinal track measuring 12 mm in length, contiguous to the macula, with normal optic nerve appearance and foveal reflexes.

    Her spectral domain optical coherence tomography showed a full-thickness perforation of the neurosensory retina at the inferior retinal arcade. Visual field testing 3 weeks after her injury showed 90% loss of her nasal hemifield. Electroretinography performed 8 weeks postinjury showed a 50% decrease in the right B-wave. Multifocal electroretinography showed a mild decrease in the recording of the right eye versus that of the left eye.

    This problem was made by her acupuncturist , the acupuncture needle created a long subretinal track .

    Terrible acupuncturist .

    Reference :Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014 Spring;8(2):116-119.

  • National campaign to tackle male infertility is led by The Zhai Clinic

    A new national campaign has been launched, calling on the government, the medical community and the British public to end infertility stigma and improve support for men.

    Make Fertility Conceivable, is being headed by campaign champion Dr Xiao-Ping Zhai, the clinical director at The Zhai Clinic. It has made a rallying call to help the 3.5 million people across the country who face the daily pressures of infertility. It argues that for men, mainstream treatment options remain poor and that stigma means many do not discuss their challenges, despite the fact that male infertility is believed to contribute to couples struggling to conceive in half of cases.

    The campaign has called for immediate action to bring male infertility out into the open, end the taboo and to unlock effective treatments being developed in the UK.

    Dr Zhai has written directly to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, urging him to ensure better support and treatment choices are offered to men.

    The campaign is also asking members of the public to sign an e-petition, calling for a full scale parliamentary debate on the matter.

    In addition Facebook and Twitter channels have been launched to encourage dialogue and support.

    At the launch of the campaign, Dr Zhai said: “The UK is the envy of the world when it comes to healthcare innovation and has led pioneering work in fertility treatments, especially for women. We now need to do the same for men.

    “Many men feel helpless but we must remind them that fertility challenges are not unusual. We must also do everything to help them overcome fertility obstacles and this is where the UK can lead the world.”

    Please refer to our website to sign the petition:

  • Want to see Zak acupuncture for free? Yes, this Sunday only!

    On Sunday 7th September, St John's Hill will host it's 6th annual Festival, along the pavements of this much-loved South London shopping street. The Traders Association organise this event each year, to share a wonderful day of entertainment, LIVE music, food and good times with the community of St John's Hil and many more who visit the street on this special, Festival day.

    An excellent way of finding out more about Zak Acupuncture techniques and getting a feel for what we are about is to come along to one of our Open Days. (07/09/2014)

    These are open to anyone who is interested in Zak acupuncture , whether you are looking for treatment, hoping to find a professional TCM back and neck examination or just interested! Friendly chats with Dr Zak Han, there are also free treatments and consultations.

    There is need to make a appointment due to limited space, bring yourself, as well as any family or friends who you can drag along !

    Booking tel: 07967525168 or email:

    Clinic Address: 207 St John's Hill, London,SW11 1TH

    (By Appointment only)

  • Do you know acupuncture could help your children on school success? Turkish scientists can tell you.

    This is from PMID: 25185363

    To evaluate school success in pediatric patients undergoing acupuncture treatment for various indications, Turkish scientists have done research about this .

    In their research, the grades achieved during both school terms by children undergoing acupuncture treatment for various indications at the pediatric outpatient clinic of Ulus State Hospital were analyzed. Exam grades in mathematics, social studies, and Turkish was compared between the first and the second terms.

    Their forty children were included in the study, with 22 male and 18 female, and their average age was 11.1 years. These patients were undergoing acupuncture treatment for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), enuresis nocturna, migraine, obesity, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and Tourette's syndrome. Treatments were done at the beginning of the second term. Four of the 25 patients with ADHD had borderline intelligence quotients. The report cards of all 40 patients were examined, and their grades in the first and the second school term were compared.

    Turkish researchers found there was a statistically significant increase in the grades obtained in mathematics, social studies, and Turkish by the students from the first to the second school term. When 4 ADHD patients with borderline deficiency in intelligence were excluded, and the grades among the 21 patients with ADHD were compared for both terms, there was also a statistically significant increase in mathematics, social studies, and Turkish grades.

    Their conclusion was that acupuncture contributed to the academic success of the children who underwent acupuncture treatment for their primary symptoms.

    Reference: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Aug;34(4):450-4.

  • Chinese found why electroacupuncture could help spinal cord injuries

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) can be caused by a variety of pathogenic factors. In China, acupuncture is widely used to treat SCI. Chinese researchers previously found that acupuncture can reduce apoptosis and promote repair after SCI. However, the antiapoptotic mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its effects on SCI remain unclear.

    Chinese researchers have done research about this .

    Finally , they found that acupuncture promotes the repair of SCI, possibly by activation of the PI3K/Akt and ERK1/2 signalling pathways and by inhibition of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway.

    Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

    Reference: Acupunct Med. 2014 Sep 3. pii: acupmed-2014-010526. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2014-010526.

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