December Wellness Roundup presentation

Steve Liu

Steve Liu

Linda Shannon-Hills

Acupuncture: An Integrative Treatment for Chronic Pain from Soft Tissue and Sport Injury will be presented by Steve Liu, L.Ac., BSEE from HanLing Acupuncture Healing Center on Monday, December 12, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in La Mesa Room at La Hacienda Clubhouse.

One of the most common chronic pain disorders is caused by soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis, muscle strain and ligament sprain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), icing and cortisone injections usually are prescribed to relieve pain. They do rid inflammation and ease the pain quickly the first time they are used, but when applied frequently they lose their effectiveness and the acute disorder becomes chronic pain condition.

This presentation will introduce an integrative approach to effectively cure chronic soft tissue injuries and resolve pain completely within five to 10 clinic visits. The technique integrates traditional Chinese acupuncture, cross-fiber massage and low-level laser therapy. Clinical cases such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shoulder tendonitis and knee ligament sprain will be discussed.

Steve Liu is a licensed acupuncturist from Tucson, Arizona. He was an electrical and laser engineer in Silicon Valley and has combined low-level laser therapy with acupuncture to treat acute and chronic pain condition since 2000. As a member of the North American Association for Photobiostimulation Therapy ( since 2001, Steve became president in 2008 until 2010. He is also the President Emeritus of Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture ( He founded American Society for Laser Acupuncture Therapy and serves as its president since 2006. Besides practicing acupuncture and laser acupuncture, low-level laser therapy, Functional Medicine and Chinese herbal medicine, Steve also coaches patients on whole food, plant-based lifestyle. Steve is a vegan and a marathon runner. He wishes to run his 100th marathon on his 100th birthday. His current passion is focusing on developing integrative treatment programs for Age-related Macular Degeneration, Parkinson’s Disease, and post chemo/radiation cancer patients’ immune restoration.

Please join us for this informative talk with  Steve Liu.