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Dr. Yanzhu Liu

L.Ac., L.Herb. Ph.D., M.D.(China), D.O.M. 

About Dr. Yanzhu Liu

Chinese Medicine is my life!

Dr Yanzhu Liu, MD, Ph.D,

Founder of Columbia Acupuncture PC and Acupuncture Corporation of America (ACA)

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in NY

Dr. Yanzhu Liu, MD and PhD was born and raised in China and trained at the top university in Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He was an attending physician in internal medicine at First Hospital of Beijing University of TCM, and finished his first postdoctoral training in Tshinghua University in 1998. Dr. Liu personally learned Chinese Medicine from Professor Yongyan Wang and Weiqin Guo from 1991 to 1996, two very highly regarded and well-known experts in Chinese Medicine - Professor Gou's father was Zedong Mao's private doctor.

Dr. Liu recieved a patent for his atherosclerosis treatment in China in 2000, and holds diplomates in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology in the United States. He has 27 years of experience in medical clinical practice, teaching, and research. Dr. Liu came to the US in 1999 as an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of of Medicine, Columbia University for hypolipodemia (high fat/lipid concentration in the blood) and atherosclerosis (disease of the arteries). He was also a professor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He has written chapters for five books, was the chief editor of "Internal Medicine-Chinese Medicine" and has published over 20 papers related to his clincial and biomedical research.

Dr. Liu has helped many people with cancer, pain, obesity, arthritis, atherosclerosis and hyperlipidemia, hypertension, depression, GI problems, menopause and PMS symptoms, skin problems and more.

WE ACCEPT INSURANCE including Cigna, Healthnet, United Healthcare, Oxford, and others. Patients with insurance and no acupuncture coverage receive a 20-25% discount.

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Languages Spoken Chinese, English, Spanish

School Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Degree M.D. (Chinese Medicine), Ph.D.

Treatment Techniques

Acupressure Acupuncture Cupping Herbology Massage Therapy Moxibustion

Areas of Expertise

Addiction Allergies Asthma Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diabetes Fibromyalgia Headaches/Migraines Hypertension Immune Disorders Infertility Insomnia Internal Medicine Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Neurological Disorders Oncology Support Osteoporosis Pain Management Pediatrics Psychological/Emotional Disorders Rheumatology Sexual Dysfunction Smoking Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Weight Reduction Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Scalp Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


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