Yuxing Liu, Ph.D., M.D. (China), LAc
BS, Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 1992
MS, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 1995
Ph.D., Chengdu University of  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 2003

Dr. Liu was the faculty of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (one of the best Traditional Chinese Medical Universities in China), taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and served as director and associate researcher. He directed and instructed over 15 research projects, his research interests are varied and include pain management, psychological and emotional disorders, digestive disorders and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and shift-work  or jet-lag syndrome.

Dr. Liu is well-published, his publications include papers, articles and books about his clinical experiences and research. He has authored ten textbooks on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). One of his texts is used throughout China by postgraduate students in traditional chinese medicine colleges and universities.

Dr. Liu served as professional acupuncturist and clinical supervisor at the College of Complementary Medicine in Tel-Aviv, Israel for 1 year. Joins AOMA in Austin as a core faculty and academic leadership member since 2004, mainly teaching the core courses like "Advanced Acupuncture Needling Techniques"; "Chinese Herbal Patents"; "Syndrome based Herbs and Formulas".  .

Dr. Liu started his acupuncture practice from 1992, is a skillful acupuncturist and herbal specialist with over 20 years practice experiences.

Dr. Liu's Specialization

Dr. Liu specializes in various pain disorders and neurological diseases, including migraine, tension headache, general headache, sciatic nerve pain (sciatica), arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, neck pain (tight and tension),shoulder pain (frozen shoulder), elbow pain (tennis elbow, golf elbow), wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome), lower back pain (lumbago), leg pain, Hip, knee pain, ankle, heel and foot pain (Plantar Fasciitis); Myofascial pain; Postoperative dental pain; pain syndrome due to sports injuries, occupation or accidents.

  • Stroke recovery (post stroke treatment), Bell's palsy (peripheral facial paralysis), Multiple sclerosis (MS), and peripheral neuropathy. migraine headaches, tension headaches; Vertigo, general numbness and tingling.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders-digestive tract problems (nausea, vomiting, bad breath, acid reflux (heartburn), hiccups, gastritis, stomach pain (stomach ulcer), gas, bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, (ulcerative)  colitis, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
  • Psycho-emotional disorders including stress, depression, and anxiety, insomnia, poor memory and concentration,
  • Pain management, sports (car) injuries and accident injuries
  • Allergies (Dr. Liu's years of practice in Austin have provided many allergy sufferers with lots help), sinus infections due to allergies, immune deficiency, auto-immune disorders, and immune-related dermatology 
  • Side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in cancer patients
  • Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, shingles, hives, eczema, dermatitis.

Licenses & 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)
  • Occupational Acupuncture (Acupuncture orthopedics Module One:Basics)
  • Occupational Acupuncture (Acupuncture orthopedics Module Two: Neck & Extremities)
  • Occupational Acupuncture (Acupuncture orthopedics Module Three:Trunck & Pelvis)

Speaking Engagements (Presentations)

  • Speaker   " Lower back pain treated by acupuncture and moxibustion" Sichuan TCM Association, Chengdu, Sichuan Aug. 2003
  • Speaker  " Stress relief by acupuncture" China Acupuncture Association Sichuan. Chengdu, Sichuan. Sep.2003
  • Speaker "Scalp Acupuncture -Theory and Clinical Applications" American Association of Oriental Medicine, 2006 International Conference, October, 2006; Litchfield Park, Arizona, 2007
  • AOMA Seminar "Pain Management by Acupuncture" Austin, TX 2008
  • AOMA Seminar " Acupuncture for Migraine & Tension headaches"  Austin, TX 2010
  • AOMA Seminar " Digestive disorders Treated by Acupuncture and Herbs"  Austin, TX 2009
  • Seton GoodHealth Commons Panel Speaker (Acupuncture and senior diseases) Austin, TX April , 2009
  • Seton GoodHealth Commons Panel Speaker (Acupuncture & Cancer Support) Austin, TX October 27, 2009
  • AOMA Seminar " Acupuncture for Immune diseases (focus on Austin Allergies and reumatoid arthritis), Austin, TX 2011
  • AOMA Seminar " Acupuncture for Immune diseases II.  Austin, TX 2013



In April of this year, I developed a rash on the back of my legs that wouldn’t go away. It was very itchy and I was scratching it and damaging my skin while I slept at night. After almost three months of treatment by my medical doctor and a trip to a dermatologist, the rash had worsened and spread to all parts of my body except my face. I was prescribed a steroid shot, two rounds of oral steroid treatments, and a topical steroid cream. None of these had helped my rash. The steroids made me very sick and caused me to have insomnia. I had been weeks without a good night’s sleep from the drugs and the intense itching.

I had an appointment with Dr. Yuxing Liu. I told him that I had never been to and acupuncturist before, but I was really desperate for some relief. He assured me that he could treat me with acupuncture and herbs. I was ready to try anything. After the first treatment, I felt some relief from the "hot” rash and thought maybe I was onto something that could help. Dr. Liu took the time to "listen” and treat me as an individual and not just as another patient. I returned weekly for treatments. Each time, Dr. Liu listened to how I was doing and adjusted my herbs to what I needed the following week. After three acupuncture treatments and three weeks of herbal treatment, the rash was gone. I was sleeping 6-7 hours at a time at night. Now, I am a firm believer in these treatments. I feel great and will continue to see Dr. Liu as needed in the future.

A. Ritchey