We Welcome a New Member of Our Family, Dr. Lily Hongbo Liu!
Hongbo Liu, OMD, PhD is one of a few acupuncturists who hold both an MD and PhD degrees with oriental and western medical training. She graduated from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1988. After she practiced Chinese medicine and acupuncture in a Chinese hospital for over ten years, she moved to Japan to earn her PhD of Medical Sciences at Kyoto University in 2005. Then she came to Washington University Medical School for her post-doctoral fellowship. Now Dr. Lily
Liu is a national certified acupuncturist by NCCAOM, as well as a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Missouri.
Dr. Lily Liu uses her oriental and western medical training background along with a passion to diagnose the root of disease, which enables her to provide the holistic treatment that will help her patients to live a pain-free and healthy life.
She successfully treats a wide range of diseases, including arthritis, migraines, menopause syndrome, GI issues, depression, anxiety, pre and post surgical pain, chronic pain, infertility, and many other common health issues. Her strong medical training background, passions for patients well being, and her painless needle technique have satisfied patients who trust her for their ongoing health.
- Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of medicine in which a fine needle pierces the skin to a depth of a few millimeters and is then withdrawn. According to traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating specific acupuncture points on the body corrects imbalances in the flow of energy or life force – known as qi or chi (CHEE) – through channels known as meridians.
- Electro-Acupuncture is when the acupuncture needles are inserted and then attached to a small device that puts out a tiny electrical current. This current runs through the needles and increases the efficacy of the treatment. It feels like a light pulse and is not painful or uncomfortable. It acts to increase the strength of the treatment.
- Cupping is the use of suction cups which acts to draw out stagnant energy from inside the body and brings it to the surface where it can be released. Consider this needle-free therapy a reverse massage. It is used in areas such as the back, shoulders, and forearms when the muscles are very tight or there is aching pain. Treatment benefits the lungs, treats coughs and asthma, and combats pain in multiple areas of the body. Cupping often leaves a circular bruise-like mark where the cup was which can last from a few days to a couple weeks.
Treatments and Pricing:
Traditional Holistic Acupuncture – 60 minutes, it includes electro-acupuncture, cupping, and acupressure.
Traditional Holistic Acupuncture – 90 minutes, it includes electro-acupuncture, cupping, acupressure, facial/auricular acupuncture, moxibustion and tui na.
Cupping Therapy – 30 minutes
- AcuFacial is a methodology which aims to achieve facelift-style results by promoting the creation of collagen beneath the skin to help fill in wrinkles. The goal is to achieve results similar to Botox or Restylane. It increases the collagen production in areas that need it, like frown lines, smile lines and smoker’s lines around the mouth. In addition, the color and texture of the skin brightens and smoothes. Sagging gets lifted in a natural way. Acupuncture treats the root cause of the problem, without the side effects of Western drugs.
AcuFacial Acupuncture – 60 minutes, it includes electro-acupuncture, cupping, and acupressure.