Our Faculty

Yuxing Liu, PhD, MD (China), LAc

Director, Department of Acupuncture

PhD, Chengdu University of TCM, 2003

MMed, Chengdu University of TCM, 1995

BMed, Hunan College of TCM, 1992

Yuxing Liu was on the faculty of the Chengdu University and Teaching Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students and served as a director and as an associate researcher. Liu is an active scholar whose publications include papers, articles and books about his clinical experiences, and research findings. He has authored ten textbooks on TCM, and one of his texts is used by graduate students in TCM colleges and universities throughout China. He presided over 15 research projects that investigated varying topics, including: pain management, psychological and emotional disorders, digestive disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. Liu also served as professional acupuncturist and clinical supervisor at the College of Complementary Medicine in Tel-Aviv, Israel for one year before coming to Austin, TX. In addition to his private practice, he maintains a busy teaching schedule, teaching in both the acupuncture and the herbal departments. Liu has been on the faculty at AOMA since 2004.

Research and Academic Interests

  • Pain management
  • Psycho-emotional disorders
  • Digestive disorder
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Professional Memberships

Member, Sichuan Provincial Physiology Science Association

Member, Sichuan Provincial Association of Integrated Western Medicine and TCM

Member, China Association of Zhenjiu (Acupuncture and Moxibustion)

Vice Chief-editor, All-China Modernistic Ethical Medicine Integration: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology

Editor, TCM Natural Remedies Summation: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology

Editor, Medical Cases Discussion of Modern Famous Chinese Doctors: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology

Editor, All-China Modern TCM Discussions: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology

Licensure and Certifications

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture License

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)

Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)

Occupational Acupuncture Certificate (AOMA Occupational Acupuncture Practitioner Group [AOAPG])

Certificate of Medical English: Medical Services International, Chengdu, China

Certificate of Teaching: Sichuan Teaching University, Chengdu, China

Honors & Awards

Excellent author, Sichuan Publishing House, 1994(Award)

Model teacher in Acupuncture and OM, Educational Society of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Oct 1992(Provincial prize)

Outstanding Teacher on TCM, Chengdu University of TCM, 1992 (Award)

Publications

Liu, Y., Yu, S., Zeng, Z., & al., e. (2006). Effect of electro-acupuncture on PKC and PTK in the hippocampi of rats with senile dementia. American Journal Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 7(1).

Zhang, Q., Yang, J., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., & Zhou, Q. (2006). Influence of Bai Di Gan Zao decoction on brain neurotransmitter of depression model mice. Journal of Chengdu Unversity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2.

Liu, Y., Zeng, Z., Liang, F., & al., e. (2005). Effects of bloodletting therapy on HSP70 and IL-1 In adjuvant arthritic rat local diseases area. Journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, 16(3).

Tang, Y., Yu, S., Liu, X., & Liu, Y. (2005). Effect on the signal pathway of hippocampal protein kinase in senile dementia rats with the activation of electro-acupuncture. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, 9(1).

Liu, X., Song, K., Yu, S., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2005). Effects of acupuncture at different periods on circadian rhythms of locomotor activity and core body temperature in hamsters. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 26(5).

Zhao, Z., Deng, J., Lu, C., Liang, F., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2005). Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Effects of electro-acupuncture on HLA-DR_4β_1 transgenic rheumatoid arthritis animal model., 28(2).

Liu, Y., Liang, F., & al., e. (2004). An experimental study of acupuncture effects in dementia senile model rats. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 19(3).

Liu, Y., Liang, F., Li, X., & al., e. (2004). Influence of blood-letting on HSP70 in inflammatory part of adjuvant arthritis model rats. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 31(1).

Liu, Y., Liang, F., Fu, Y., & al., e. (2004). Influence of blood-letting on local IL-1 in inflammatory part of adjuvant arthritis model rats. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 22(6).

Liu, Y., Liang, F., Fu, Y., & al., e. (2004). A study on pain relief and heat reduction with blood-letting on adjuvant arthritic model rats. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 22(11).

Liang, F., Liu, Y., Luo, R., & al., e. (2004). Investigation on post-effects of different needling methods on β-endorphin in the hypothalamus of acute adjuvant arthritis rats. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 24(11).

Liang, F., Liu, Y., Luo, R., & al., e. (2004). Relationship between content of β-endorphin in the hypothalamus and different techniques of needling to after-analgesia effect. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 27(3).

Liang, F., Liu, Y., Yu, S., & al., e. (2004). Comparative investigation of various acupuncture techniques to determine analgesia after-effect on adjuvant arthritis rats. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 27(2).

Yu, S., Liu, Y., Tang, Y., & al., e. (2004). Research on the NO-cGMP signal transduction pathway mechanism of improving learning and memory ability via electro-acupuncture in senile dementia rats. Chinese Journal of Gerontology, 24(7).

Zhou, Q., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2004). The influence on the contents of NE and blood lactic acid in anxiety model rat brain by acupuncture following morphine withdrawal. Chinese Archives of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 22(1).

Liu, X., Song, K., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2004). The influence on the body temperature circadian rhythm of yin deficiency and yang deficiency rats treated by acupuncture at different times. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 27(1).

Zhou, Q., Yu, S., Wu, J., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2003). Influence of acupuncture on behavior and brain norepinephrine (NE) content of anxious model mice after morphine withdrawal. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 26(1).

Liu, Y., Song, K., & al., e. (2002). Influence on monoamine neurotransmitters in brain stem of inverted rhythm in rats treated by acupuncture. 20, 3.

Liu, Y., Song, K., & al., e. (2002). Regulation of NEDA in plasma on inverted activity rhythm in rats with acupuncture. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 20(8).

Yu, S., Tang, Y., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2002). Effect of electro-acupuncture of “Zusanli” on plasma corticosterone content and glucocorticosteriod receptor affinity and concentration of rheumatoid arthritis rats. Acupuncture Research, 27(3).

Liu, X., Song, K., Yu, S., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2002). Study on circadian rhythms’ difference between ACTH and corticosterone in rats with yang deficiency or yin deficiency. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 20(1).

Liu , Y., Liang, F., Song, K., & al., e. (2001). Comparative study of the influence on the local skin temperature, degree of swelling, and pain threshold of adjuvant arthritis (AA) model rats treated by different acupuncture therapies. 19, 12.

Zeng, Z., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2001). The bacterial changes from pasting acupoints with Chinese herbs for experimental chronic bronchitis. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 16(2).

Liu, X., Song, K., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2001). Studies on the differences among the parameters of temperature rhythm on rats with yang deficiency or yin deficiency. China Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 7(1).

Liang, F., Luo, R., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2001). Experimental research of the relationship between analgesia aftereffects by electro- acupuncture and contents of 5-HT, NE, DA in inflamed area. China Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 7(11).

Liang, F., Liu, Y., & al., e. (2000). The relationship between the after effect of electro-acupuncture analgesic and the contents of 5-HT in the brain stem and β-EP in the hypothalamus. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 20(3).

Liu, Y., & al., e. (1999). Regulation of monoamine neurotransmitters in diencephalon on inverted rhythm rat with scalp acupuncture. Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5(2).

Liu, Y., Zeng, Z., & al., e. (1999). Regulation of the temperature rhythm on inverted rhythm in rats treated by acupuncture. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 22(3).

Zeng, Z., & Liu, Y. (1999). Influence of blood rheology on experimental chronic bronchitis treated with the application of herbs on points. Journal of External Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 8(3).

Zeng, Z., & Liu, Y. (1999). Regulation on emotional changes with acupuncture. Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture-Moxibustion, 18(1).

Zeng, Z., & Liu, Y. (1999). Chronic fatigue syndrome treated by acupuncture: A report of 38 cases. Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture-Moxibustion, 18(3).

Zeng, Z., Liu, Y., & al., e. (1999). Influence of herbal pasting on the path morphology of experimental chronic bronchitis on rats. 22, 3.

Luo, Y., Liu, X., Song, K., Liu, Y., & al., e. (1998). Effects of work in relays on human body as investigating and analyzing the yin-yang constitution of TCM. China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, 13(5). 

Books

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (2006). Chinese Acupuncture and Tuina Dictionary. (First ed.). China: People's Medical Publishing House.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (2005). Acupuncture Test Set. (First ed.). China: People’s Military Medical Press.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (2004). Science of Acupuncture and Moxibustion - Zhen Jiu Xue (First ed.). China: China Traditional Chinese Medicine Publisher.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (2001). Continuing Education Textbook Acupuncture & Moxibustion Science. Sichuan: Sichuan TCM Bureau.

Liu, Y., & al., e. (1999). Experimental Acupuncture (First ed.). Shanghai: Shanghai Publishing House of Science and Technique.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (1995). Applications of Chronobiology. (First ed.). Sichuan: Sichuan University Press.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (1995). All-China Modern Ethical Medicine Integration: (Symposium on Contemporary Chinese Minority Nationality Medicine And Drugs). (First ed.). Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (1995). TCM Natural Remedies Summation. (First ed.). Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (1995). Medical Cases Discussion of Modernistic Famous Chinese Doctors (Cases from China’s Noted Contemporary Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine). (First ed.). Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology.

Liu , Y., & al., e. (Eds.). (1994). All-China Modern TCM Discussions, (Forum on Contemporary Traditonal Chinese Medicine of China). (First ed.). Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology. 

Presentations

Liu, Y. (2009). Acupuncture and Senior Diseases. Paper presented at the GoodHealth Commons

Liu, Y. (2009). Cancer Support. Paper presented at the GoodHealth Commons

Liu, Y. (2006). Scalp Acupuncture – Theory and Clinical Applications. Paper presented at the 2006 International Conference, Litchfield Park, Arizona