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

Licenses 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

Publications

1.  Effect of electro-acupuncture on PKC and PTK in the hippocampi of rats with senile dementia.  Yuxing Liu, Shuguang Yu, Zheng Zeng, et al. American Journal Of Traditional Chinese Medicine Vol.7, No.1, 2006

2.  Effects of bloodletting therapy on HSP70 and IL-1 In adjuvant arthritic rat local diseases area. Yuxing Liu, Zheng Zeng, Fanrong Liang, et al.  Journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2005

3.  Regulation of monoamine neurotransmitters in diencephalon on inverted rhythm rat with scalp acupuncture. Yuxing Liu et al.  Chinese Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 5, No.2, 1999

4.  An experimental study of acupuncture effects in dementia senile model rats. Yuxing Liu, Fanrong Liang, et al. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2004

5.  Influence of blood-letting on HSP70 in inflammatory part of adjuvant arthritis model rats. Yuxing Liu, Fanrong Liang, Xuezhi Li, et al. Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 31, No.1, 2004

6.  Influence of blood-letting on local IL-1 in inflammatory part of adjuvant arthritis model rats. Yuxing Liu, Fanrong Liang, Yi Fu, et al. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 22, No.6, 2004

7.  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. Yuxing Liu, Fanrong Liang, Kaiyuan Song et al. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 19, No.12, 2001

8.  Regulation of the temperature rhythm on inverted rhythm in rats treated by acupuncture. Yuxing Liu, Zheng Zeng, et al. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.22, No. 3, 1999

9.  Influence on monoamine neurotransmitters in brain stem of inverted rhythm in rats treated by acupuncture. Yuxing Liu, Kaiyuan Song, et al. Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.20, No. 3, 2002

10.  Regulation of NEDA in plasma on inverted activity rhythm in rats with acupuncture. Yuxing Liu, Kaiyuan Song, et al.  Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.20, No.8, 2002

11.  A study on pain relief and heat reduction with blood-letting on adjuvant arthritic model rats. Yuxing Liu, Fanrong Liang, Yi Fu, et al.  Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.22, No.11, 2004

12.  Investigation on post-effects of different needling methods on β-endorphin in the hypothalamus of acute adjuvant arthritis rats. Fanrong Liang, Yuxing Liu, Rong Luo, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Vol.24, No.11, 2004

13.  Relationship between content of β-endorphin in the hypothalamus and different techniques of needling to after-analgesia effect. Liang Fan-rong; Liu Yuxing; Luo Rong; et al. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2004

14.  Comparative investigation of various acupuncture techniques to determine analgesia after-effect on adjuvant arthritis rats.  Fanrong, Liang, Yuxing Liu, Shuguang Yu, et al Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 27, No.2, 2004

15.  Research on the NO-cGMP signal transduction pathway mechanism of improving learning and memory ability via electro-acupuncture in senile dementia rats. Shuguang Yu, Yuxing Liu, Yong Tang, et al. Chinese Journal of Gerontology, Vol. 24, No. 7, 2004

16.  Influence of blood rheology on experimental chronic bronchitis treated with the application of herbs on points.  Zheng Zeng, Yuxing Liu. Journal of External Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.8, No.3, 1999

17.  Regulation on emotional changes with acupuncture. Zheng Zeng, Yuxing Liu. Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Vol.18, No.1, 1999

18.  Chronic fatigue syndrome treated by acupuncture: A report of 38 cases. Zheng Zeng, Yuxing Liu. Journal of Shanghai Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Vol.18, No.3, 1999

19.  Influence of herbal pasting on the path morphology of experimental chronic bronchitis on rats. Zheng Zeng, Yuxing Liu, et al. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.22, No. 3, 1999

20.  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. Fanrong Liang, Yuxing Liu, et al. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Vol. 20, No.3, 2000

21.  The bacterial changes from pasting acupoints with Chinese herbs for experimental chronic bronchitis. Zheng Zeng, Yuxing Liu, et al. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.16, No. 2, 2001

22.  The influence on the contents of NE and blood lactic acid in anxiety model rat brain by acupuncture following morphine withdrawal. Qizhi Zhou, Yuxing Liu, et al. Chinese Archives of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 22, No.1, 2004

23.  Influence of Bai Di Gan Zao decoction on brain neurotransmitter of depression model mice. Qi Zhang, Jin Yang, Yuxing Liu,Youping Liu, Qizhi Zhou.  Journal of Chengdu Unversity of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2006 (2)

24.  Effect of electro-acupuncture of “Zusanli” on plasma corticosterone content and glucocorticosteriod receptor affinity and concentration of rheumatoid arthritis rats. Shuguang Yu, Yong Tang, Yuxing Liu, et al. Acupuncture Research, Vol. 27, No.3, 2002

25.  Studies on the differences among the parameters of temperature rhythm on rats with yang deficiency or yin deficiency. Xuguang Liu, Kaiyuan Song, Yuxing Liu, et al. China Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.7 N0.1, 2001

26.  Study on circadian rhythms’ difference between ACTH and corticosterone in rats with yang deficiency or yin deficiency. Xuguang Liu, Kaiyuan Song, Shuguang Yu, Yuxing Liu, et al.  Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.20, No. 1, 2002

27.  The influence on the body temperature circadian rhythm of yin deficiency and yang deficiency rats treated by acupuncture at different times. Xuguang Liu, Kaiyuan Song, Yuxing Liu, et al. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.27, No. 1, 2004

28.  Experimental research of the relationship between analgesia aftereffects by electro- acupuncture and contents of 5-HT, NE, DA in inflamed area. Fanrong Liang, Rong Luo, Yuxing Liu et al. China Journal of Basic Medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol.7, N0.11, 2001

29.  Effects of work in relays on human body as investigating and analyzing the yin-yang constitution of TCM. Yongfen Luo, Xuguang Liu, Kaiyuan Song, Yuxing Liu, et al. China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Vol.13, No.5, 1998

30.  Influence of acupuncture on behavior and brain norepinephrine (NE) content of anxious model mice after morphine withdrawal.  Qizhi Zhou, Shuguang Yu, Junmei Wu, Yuxing Liu, et al. Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2003

31.  Effect on the signal pathway of hippocampal protein kinase in senile dementia rats with the activation of electro-acupuncture. Yong Tang, Shuguang Yu, Xuguang Liu, Yuxing Liu. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 9, No.1, 2005

32.  Effects of acupuncture at different periods on circadian rhythms of locomotor activity and core body temperature in hamsters. Xuguang Liu, Kaiyuan Song, Shuguang Yu, Yuxing Liu, et al. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Vol.25, No. 6, 2005

33.  Effects of electro-acupuncture on HLA-DR_4β_1 transgenic rheumatoid arthritis animal model. Zhengyu Zhao, Junwei Deng, Changfu Lu, Fanrong Liang, Yuxing Liu, et al.  Journal of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2005

Presentations

Speaker: “Scalp Acupuncture – Theory and Clinical Applications.” American Association of Oriental Medicine, 2006 International Conference, October, 2006, Litchfield Park, Arizona.

GoodHealth Commons Panel Speaker: “Acupuncture and Senior Diseases.” April , 2009

GoodHealth Commons Panel Speaker: “Cancer Support.” October 27, 2009

Books

1.    Vice Chief Editor. Chinese Acupuncture and Tuina Dictionary. First Edition, China: People's Medical Publishing House, 2006.

2.    Vice Chief Editor. Acupuncture Test Set. First Edition, China: People’s Military Medical Press ,2005.

3.    Co-author. New Century Altitude TCM College. (Textbook for seven-year TCM program, ACPUNCTURE) (Zhen Jiu Xue). First Edition China: China Traditional Chinese Medicine Publisher, 2004.

4.    Co-author. Altitude TCM College Textbook: Experimental Acupuncture. First ed. Shanghai: Shanghai Publishing House of Science and Technique,1999.

5.    Editor. Applications of Chronobiology. First ed. Sichuan: Sichuan University Press, 1995.

6.    Vice chief-editor. 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, 1995.

7.    Co-editor
. TCM Natural Remedies Summation. First ed. Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, 1995.

8.    Co-editor . All-China Modern TCM Discussions, (Forum on Contemporary Traditonal Chinese Medicine of China).  First ed. Sichuan: Sichuan Publishing House of Science and Technology, 1994.

9.    Co-editor. 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, 1995.

10.  Co-editor. Continuing Education Textbook Acupuncture & Moxibustion Science. Sichuan: Sichuan TCM Bureau Aug, 2001.