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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

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

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

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

Liu, L. (2020). Integrative therapy in breast cancer rehabilitation. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1784572

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

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

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

Liu, L. (2020). Integrative therapy in breast cancer rehabilitation. Physical Therapy Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2020.1784572

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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