The Marlow Clinic
Dr. Lucy Liu

Qualified practitioner in traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Dr. Liu and her team offer specialist treatment for conditions such as:

Q&A

Questions & Answers

What’s my medical background?
I’ve been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine in China and the Middle East for over 20 years, and have a number of members of the Bahrain Royal Family among my patients.. I’m privileged to come from a famous family of doctors in north eastern China. After studying Chinese medicine at the prestigious Helongjiang university for 6 years, I commenced my hospital training and was awarded my Doctor’s license in 1994.

I am now based in the UK and opened my Clinic in Marlow in 2016 – and I return to my professors in China on a regular basis to keep up date with new developments in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

What exactly is acupuncture?
It has always been a core part of traditional Chinese medicine which dates back over 5000 years and, unlike so many so called alternative remedies, it is now widely recognized by the mainstream medical profession as a
valid complementary treatment to Western medicine.

How does it work?
It is based on the understanding of the flow of “chi” or energy around the human body and qualified practitioners use tiny needles on the body’s classical acupuncture points that affect and control this flow, enabling them to treat a wide range of symptoms relating to pain and illness.

Does it hurt?
As a rule no, although some people are more sensitive than others and may initially have a little discomfort for a few seconds - however the benefits that come from pain relief more than compensate for this!

What are the most common symptoms you treat?
Most of my patients come to me needing treatment for problems like lower back, shoulder and neck pain, being overweight, migraine, stress or circulatory problems related to illnesses such as diabetes, gout or arthritis. I also have a number of patients who suffer from rarer conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy or who are recovering from strokes - and of course these have longer treatment cycles but I can deliver a better quality of life to these patients.

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