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Health Sciences profile

Dr Lizhou Liu

PositionLecturer
QualificationsPhD MTCM Reg Ac
Research summaryIntegrative medicine, rehabilitation, gendered health, knowledge translation
Memberships
  • Registered Acupuncturist, New Zealand
  • Registered Chinese Medical Doctor, Ministry of Health, China
  • Member, New Zealand Acupuncture Standards Authority
  • Member, New Zealand Pain Society
Clinical
  • Acupuncture
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

Research

Lizhou was trained as a Chinese Medical Doctor in China, and completed her PhD at the University of Otago. Her primary research interests are rehabilitation and intergrative medicine, which draws on both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine, including acupuncture, tai chi, and photobiomodulation.

In addition, Lizhou is interested in gendered health (women's health and men's health), and committed to conduct translational health research in New Zealand.

Additional details

International collaboration

  • Visiting Scholar, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

Editorship of journals

  • Editorial Assistant, Physical Therapy Reviews
  • Guest Editor, Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical - Special Issue: Autonomic neuroscience and acupuncture

Regular reviewer for journals

  • Physical Therapy Reviews
  • Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Journal of Pain Research
  • Clinical Journal of Pain
  • Acupuncture in Medicine
  • Journal of Integrative Medicine
  • Trials
  • Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Publications

Xiao, H., Doolan-Noble, F., Liu, L., White, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2022). Men’s health research in New Zealand: A scoping review. International Journal of Men's Social & Community Health, 5(Sp1), 1-28. doi: 10.22374/ijmsch.v5iSP1.67

Peng, W., Chen, Y., Tumilty, S., Liu, L., Luo, L., Yin, H., & Xie, Y. (2021). Paeoniflorin is a promising natural monomer for neurodegenerative diseases via modulation of Ca2+ and ROS homeostasis. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 62, 97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2021.11.009

Xiao, M., Liu, L., Tumilty, S., Liu, D., You, Y., Chen, Y., … Baxter, G. D. (2021). Efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal footbaths for the treatment of dysmenorrhea: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(5), e0250685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250685

Liu, L., Tang, Y., Baxter, G. D., Yin, H., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Complementary and alternative medicine : Practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: An integrative review. BMC Complementary Medicine & Therapies, 21, 63. doi: 10.1186/s12906-021-03235-z

Xiao, H., Doolan-Noble, F., Liu, L., White, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2021). Ageing well in older men in Otago and Southland of New Zealand: A focus group study protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews, 26(5), 323-327. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1877387

Liu, L., Tang, Y., Baxter, G. D., Yin, H., & Tumilty, S. (2021). Complementary and alternative medicine : Practice, attitudes, and knowledge among healthcare professionals in New Zealand: An integrative review. BMC Complementary Medicine & Therapies, 21, 63. doi: 10.1186/s12906-021-03235-z

Journal - Research Article

Peng, W., Chen, Y., Tumilty, S., Liu, L., Luo, L., Yin, H., & Xie, Y. (2021). Paeoniflorin is a promising natural monomer for neurodegenerative diseases via modulation of Ca2+ and ROS homeostasis. Current Opinion in Pharmacology, 62, 97-102. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2021.11.009

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L. (2020). Integrative therapy in breast cancer rehabilitation. Physical Therapy Reviews, 25(4), 208-212. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1784572

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Gisselman, A. S., & Tumilty, S. (2020). Thermal profiles over the Patella tendon in a cohort of non-injured collegiate athletes over the course of a cross-country season. Physical Therapy in Sport, 44, 47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2020.04.034

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Tan, H., Yu, S., Yin, H., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). The effectiveness of tai chi in breast cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 28, 101078. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.101078

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Tarbotton, J., Martin, K., Haenga, T., Wu, S., & Baxter, G. D. (2020). Complementary and alternative medicine: A pilot survey of current clinical practice and attitudes of physiotherapists in the Otago region of New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 127-137. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/48.3.04

Journal - Research Article

Ren, W.-J., Fu, J., Yin, H.-Y., Xu, N.-G., Tang, C.-Z., Liu, L.-Z., … Tang, Y. (2020). CBS-Induced H2S generation in hippocampus inhibits EA-induced analgesia. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2020, 5917910. doi: 10.1155/2020/5917910

Journal - Research Article

Baxter, G. D., Liu, L., Tumilty, S., Petrich, S., Chapple, C., Anders, J. J., on behalf of the Laser Lymphedema Trial Team. (2018). Low level laser therapy for the management of breast cancer-related lymphedema: A randomized controlled feasibility study. Lasers in Surgery & Medicine, 50(9), 924-932. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22947

Journal - Research Article

Baxter, G. D., Liu, L., Petrich, S., Gisselman, A. S., Chapple, C., Anders, J. J., & Tumilty, S. (2017). Low level laser therapy (Photobiomodulation therapy) for breast cancer-related lymphedema: A systematic review. BMC Cancer, 17, 833. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3852-x

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2017). Acupuncture for chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled feasibility trial comparing treatment session numbers. Clinical Rehabilitation, 31(12), 1592-1603. doi: 10.1177/0269215517705690

Journal - Research Article

Mabire, L., Mani, R., Liu, L., Mulligan, H., & Baxter, D. (2017). The Influence of age, sex and body mass index on the effectiveness of brisk walking for obesity management in adults. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 14(5), 389-407. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0064

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2016). Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and myofascial trigger needling: The same stimulation points? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 26, 28-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.02.013

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Skinner, M. A., McDonough, S. M., Taylor, K. G. M., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Does the dose of Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture in addition to usual care affect outcomes for adults with chronic low back pain? Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Physical Therapy Reviews, 20(5-6), 275-282. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2015.1107365

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Liu, L., Skinner, M., McDonough, S., Mabire, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2015). Acupuncture for low back pain: An overview of systematic reviews. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2015, 328196. doi: 10.1155/2015/328196

Journal - Research Article

Xiao, H., Doolan-Noble, F., Liu, L., White, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2022). Men’s health research in New Zealand: A scoping review. International Journal of Men's Social & Community Health, 5(Sp1), 1-28. doi: 10.22374/ijmsch.v5iSP1.67

Journal - Research Other

Xiao, H., Doolan-Noble, F., Liu, L., White, A., & Baxter, G. D. (2021). Ageing well in older men in Otago and Southland of New Zealand: A focus group study protocol. Physical Therapy Reviews, 26(5), 323-327. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2021.1877387

Journal - Research Other

Xiao, M., Liu, L., Tumilty, S., Liu, D., You, Y., Chen, Y., … Baxter, G. D. (2021). Efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal footbaths for the treatment of dysmenorrhea: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(5), e0250685. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250685

Journal - Research Other

Baxter, G. D., Chapple, C., Ellis, R., Hill, J., Liu, L., Mani, R., … Stokes, T., & Tumilty, S. (2020). Six things you need to know about low back pain. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(3), 195-198. doi: 10.1071/HC19117

Journal - Research Other

Chen, Y., Huang, W., Liu, L., Tumilty, S., Liu, D., You, Y., … Baxter, G. D. (2020). Effectiveness and safety of traditional Chinese medicine Shaoyao Gancao Tang for the treatment of restless leg syndrome: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine, 99(40), e22401. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000022401

Journal - Research Other

Wen, Q., Dong, X., Lan, L., Liu, L., Tumilty, S., Yan, B., … Feng, F. (2020). Traditional Chinese herbal bath therapy for insomnia: A protocol for systematic review. Medicine, 99(29), e21166. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000021166

Journal - Research Other

Tan, H., Tumilty, S., Chapple, C., Liu, L., McDonough, S., Yin, H., … Baxter, G. D. (2019). Understanding acupoint sensitization: A narrative review on phenomena, potential mechanism, and clinical application. Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2019, 6064358. doi: 10.1155/2019/6064358

Journal - Research Other

Baxter, G. D., Liu, L., Petrich, S., Chapple, C., Anders, J. J., Tumilty, S., on behalf of the Laser Lymphedema Trial Team. (2018). Low level laser therapy in the management of breast cancer-related lymphedema: Protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Physical Therapy Reviews, 23(4-5), 291-297. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2018.1490101

Journal - Research Other

Liu, L., Petrich, S., McLaren, B., Kelly, L., & Baxter, G. D. (2018). An integrative Tai Chi program for patients with breast cancer undergoing cancer therapy: Study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility study. Journal of Integrative Medicine, 16(2), 99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2017.12.011

Journal - Research Other

Baxter, G. D., Mabire, L., Liu, L., Connolly, M. J., Theodore, R., Brunson, J., & Nicholson, H. (2017). Seven things you need to know about men's health. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1463), 7-10. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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