Dr Prem Bajaj: Acupuncture
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Dr Prem Bajaj

Acupuncture

 

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Modern Health Limited is run by Dr Prem Bajaj who is a Physician and a Pain Specialist. He is an Ex. Assistant Professor in Neuroscience and Pain Research at the European Doctoral School, Denmark and Chronic Pain Specialist at Imperial College NHS Trust, London. He is a fully accredited member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and he has been practicing acupuncture for many years.
BMAS is the regulatory body for health care professionals who practice acupuncture alongside conventional medicine. The Society believes that acupuncture has an important role to play in healthcare today, and that it is vital to present a balanced view in order that practitioners and patients may make informed decisions about its use.
Dr Prem Bajaj. Dr Bajaj has practised medicine for over 40 years and medical acupuncture for over 25 years. In 1993, he received intensive acupuncture training at one of the busiest acupuncture clinics in Delhi, India in traditional acupuncture and his quest to practice on the principles of modern western medicine and on scientific principles brought him to England to receive training from Dr Anthony Campbell MRCP, at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and at the British Medical Acupuncture Society, where he received intensive practical training with Dr Palle Rosted in Sheffield and Dr Felix Mann in London. Dr Bajaj’s interest and skills in the field of acupuncture grew further, which led him to write his Master of Medical Science modules on Acupuncture treatments. He also submitted his acupuncture treatment dissertation to the British Medical Acupuncture Society and was awarded the Certificate of Competence in the practice of medical acupuncture in 1998. He further gained his Diploma in Medical Acupuncture from the British Medical Acupuncture Society in 2017.
Dr Prem Bajaj has written over 30 publications and has presented his work on pain management at over 25 international congresses. He has been the honorary reviewer for several high impact journals that include Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Journal of Pain, Clinical Journal of Pain, Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain and European Journal of Pain. Currently he reviews papers for Medical Hypotheses and Pain Medicine journals.
Acupuncture Treatment:
You will be assessed in detail at the first session and treatment will be tailored to your individual needs. Typically, fine needles are inserted through the skin and left in position briefly, sometimes with manual or electrical stimulation or laser acupuncture.
The first treatment is usually using only a few needles with minimal stimulation. Treatment is once a week to begin with, then at longer intervals as the condition responds.
The needles used are sterile and single use. A “no-touch” technique is used which means that the acupuncturist’s hand will at no time come into direct contact with the needle because of the use of a sterile insertion tube.
The most common side effect is sleepiness which is related to the body’s endorphin release following acupuncture. Hence it is advisable not to drive after treatment, especially after the first treatment.
The needles used for acupuncture are very fine, like a hair, hence almost no pain is felt as they pass through the skin. However, occasionally when treating extremely sensitive trigger points, a slight pain may be associated with the needling, but this is usually very brief.
You may experience a temporary mild exacerbation of the pain condition being treated which may last for 24 hours. Occasionally a bruise may develop at the site of needling.
A typical course of treatment lasts for 5 to 8 sessions.
• Acupuncture treatment given is approved by most private medical insurance providers (please check with your provider).
• You do not need a GP or Consultant referral for acupuncture treatment but it is advisable to inform them.

Areas of interest

Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved-through controlled trials-to be an effective treatment:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy;
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever);
Biliary colic;
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke);
Dysmenorrhoea, primary;
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm);
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders);
Headache;
Hypertension, essential;
Hypotension, primary;
Knee pain;
Low back pain;
Morning sickness;
Nausea and vomiting;
Neck pain;
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction);
Periarthritis of shoulder;
Postoperative pain;
Rheumatoid arthritis;
Sciatica;
Sprain;
Tennis elbow

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