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Lizhou Liu

Thesis title

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders

Area of study

  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine


Supervisors

  • Professor David Baxter, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (Primary Supervisor)
  • Dr Margot Skinner, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
  • Professor Suzanne McDonough, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, United Kingdom

Education background

  • 2012 Master of Seven-year Combined Bachelor-Master Program of Clinical Discipline of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. 
  • 2007 Chinese National Senior Nutritionist Certificate, Sichuan Province Senior Nutritionist Certificate.

Qualifications

  • 2015.03- present Registered Acupuncturist, New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority, New Zealand.
  • 2011.12- present Registered Professional Physician, People's Republic of China Ministry of Health, China.
  • 2011 Chinese National Identification of Professional Physician, China.
  • 2007.12- present Chinese National Senior Nutritionist.

Publications


Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Kannan, P., Baxter, G.D. (2015) STRICTA: is it time to do more? BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15: 190. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0714-4.

Liu, L, Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L. and Baxter, G.D. (2015) Acupuncture for Low Back Pain: An Overview of Systematic Reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015,

Liu, L., Zhang, Q. (2012) A treatment strategy for hemorrhoid postoperative inflammatory hyperplasia. Guide of China Medicine. 10(10):717-718.

Liu, L., Yang, X., He, P. (2012) Current research on psychological interventions for patients with chronic constipation. Chinese Journal of Coloproctology. 32(6):68-69.

Qu, J., Zhang, Q., Liu, L., Geng, C., Liu, J., Yang, X. (2012) Bowel reconstruction to treat short-bowel syndrome following Roux-en-Y surgery. Journal of Colorectal & Anal Surgery. 18(5):323.

Liu, L., Yang, X. (2012) Melanin spots - Multiple gastrointestinal polyps Syndrome report. Health Must-Read Magazine. 3(3):420-421.

Li, J., Liu, L. (2010) Evaluation of the effects of Kunming Shan Haitang on Baibi (psoriasis). Clinical Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2(3):122-123.

Liu, L. (2009) Analysis of the nutritional penalties of consuming tea with certain foods. Health Horizon. 8:142-143.

Liu, L. (2009) Traditional Chinese medicine around--China 's gifts to the world. Medicine and Health Care.1 7(3):134-135.

Presentations


Liu, L (2015) Paper presentation - “Developing STRICTA to improve the quality of reporting on acupuncture”. International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (iSAMS) 2015: Integrated Medicine: Integrating Science, Practice, and Research, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Liu, L (2015) Poster presentation - “Dose of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled feasibility study”. International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (iSAMS) 2015: Integrated Medicine: Integrating Science, Practice, and Research, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Liu, L (2014) Conference chair. 2014 Centre for Health, Activity and, Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) Graduate Research Student Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Liu, L. (2014) Concerns about STRICTA. 2014 Paper presentation.Centre for Health, Activity and, Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) Graduate Research Student Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Liu, L. (2014) Acupuncture for low back pain: What do systematic reviews say? 2014 Health Sciences Research Forum - Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Awards

  • 2015 AMS Poster Award. International Scientific Acupuncture and Meridian Symposium (iSAMS) 2015: Integrated Medicine: Integrating Science, Practice, and Research, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • 2013- 2016 University of Otago full PhD scholarship. University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • 2010 Graduate with Honor Award. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2008 - 2009 Special Presidential Prize. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2008- 2009 Specialized Scholarship of Collective Duties. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2008- 2009 Excellent Student Award. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2008- 2009 Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2007- 2008 Chinese National Scholarship. China.
  • 2007- 2008 Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2006- 2007 Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
  • 2005- 2006 Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship. Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.

Why did you choose the School of Physiotherapy?

World-famous school, preeminent scholars, appreciation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and a lovely environment to work in.

Best things so far about your study

I appreciate having three excellent supervisors and legions of outstanding colleagues who provide me with patient guidance and great support.

Thanks to this support the PhD process is smooth and progress is being made every day.