Dr. Baoku Liu has a PhD in Chinese Medicine with a specialization in acupuncture and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing in New York State. Dr. Liu graduated from Chang Chun University of TCM in 1988 with a concentration in orthopedics and sports injuries. After graduation, Dr. Liu worked in the department of soft tissue injury at the Hospital of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in Jilin province where he specialized in spinal pathology.
Dr. Baoku Liu immigrated to the United States in 1992 where he began his practice in integrating traditional acupuncture techniques with western medical techniques to treat soft tissue injuries. His treatment principles focused on the fascia, nervous system, meridian channel theories and trigger points. Dr. Liu compliments his acupuncture skills with physical therapy methodology, chiropractics, X-ray review, CT Scan and MRI findings and the integration of Zhu’s Tendon & Ligament Stretching Technique.
After 29 years of studying, practicing and dedication to medical care and more than 200,000 patient treatments, Dr. Liu has established a unique combination of classic and modern methods in his practice. Dr. Liu has developed the following unique acupuncture techniques (START):
-Theory of Pathogenicity due to Scar Tissue
- Scar Tissue Point (the pathological response of the point)
- Scar Tissue Acupuncture Releasing Technique (START)
- Tuina & Massage Technique for Fascia, Ligament, Tendon, Cartilage and Bone Scar Tissue
The Scar Tissue Releasing Technique is a safe, highly effective, and easy to learn acupuncture technique with fast-acting benefits in treating fascia diseases. It is also effective in treating cervical spondylosis, headache, dizziness, insomnia, depression, anxiety, panic, post-surgical scarring, periarthritis of the shoulder, lumbar disc herniation and sports injuries.
Dr. Liu is currently the vice secretary-general and managing director of the board of directors of the Professional Committee of TCM Acupuncture Technique of WFCMS, Vice President of the Specialty Committee for Soft Tissue Injury of WFCMS, Member of the Work Council for Acupuncture Inheritance. Dr. Liu is also the Chairman of the Alumni Association of Chang Chun TCM University in the US and Northern American Countries, Vice Chairman of the Committee for Acupuncture Profession of WeChat Group in the US. Dr. Liu is the inventor of the Double Acupuncture Needle technique which has patent rights both in China and the US.