Young King Liu, PhD, LAc, Acupuncturist in Petaluma
I studied acupuncture with Dr. Nguyen Van Nghi in Marseilles, France in 1973 as a Research Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tulane University of Medicine, New Orleans, LA. In 1978, I moved to the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, where I specialized in Joint pain in general and back pain in particular. In 1993, I moved to California as President of the University of Northern California (UNC). I continued my clinical practice in the UNC Community Clinic in addition to my research and teaching in Biomedical Engineering. I have completed many research journal papers and hold patents in diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical engineering devices.
Pain management in orthopedics is my specialty. I use primarily electroacupuncture and secondarily Chinese herbal medicine and Western supplements. As a research professor in biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery in 3 research Universities, my clinical evaluation and treatment are integrative. In short, I use everything I know to rehabilitate you.
In my evaluation, I perform both an Eastern and Western medical history and physical examination. In Chinese medicine, there are 4 pathogens (causes for diseases): 1) Environmental [heat cold, dampness, dryness, etc.]; 2) Psychogenic [emotional & psychosomatic factors]; 3) Alimentary [food is medicine] and 4) Mechanical [posture at work & play, exercise and relaxation].
Health and wellness are within your reach. Call or Email Young King Liu now - (707) 682-5050


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Wayne State Univ.
  • Year Graduated: 1963
  • License No. and State: 737 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $140
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa
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  • Arthritis
  • Spinal Problems
  • Headache
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine


  • Allergies
  • Back Pain
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Movement Disorder, eg: Parkinsonism
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Wellness

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Cantonese, French, Mandarin, Spanish


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Preferences


  • Chinese Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point Acupuncture

Treatment Techniques

  • Acupuncture-like TENS
  • Electro acupuncture
Last Modified: 23 May 2017
Young King Liu, PhD, LAc, Acupuncturist in Petaluma

Young King Liu

Acupuncturist, PhD, LAc