A traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specialist in oncology, Professor Liu Yulong shows remarkable dedication in providing quality healthcare service and in tirelessly promoting TCM to the public.
Professor Liu proved to be a key figure in the development and management of the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society-HKBU Chinese Medicine. His contributions have been indispensable to the development of the Centre since its inception in 2009. He has implemented innovative models in the provision of TCM and integrative healthcare at the Centre, which provides pioneering and valuable experiences and resources in the preparation and operation of the first TCM hospital in Hong Kong. The Centre is the first of its kind to provide specialised Chinese medicine service to outpatients as well as inpatients at the Jockey Club Cancer Rehabilitation Centre.
Professor Liu strives to work in close collaboration with Western medicine doctors and medicine professionals for providing an array of Chinese-Western integrative healthcare services. He took the lead in developing protocols and standard procedures to cater for various situations which may arise in inpatient and outpatient care.
Professor Liu spares no effort in enhancing the understanding of medical professionals in TCM through recommending essential TCM readings and organising talks to illustrate the safe use of TCM herbs and other treatment methods such as acupuncture and cupping. This aims to facilitate the integrative use of TCM and Western medicine and ensure effective communication among medical personnel and best possible medical care delivered.
Well-recognised as a TCM specialist in oncology, Professor Liu was invited to speak in at least seven academic conferences in the past three years, including the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau TCM summit in 2018 and the academic meeting of the Hong Kong Association for Integration of Chinese-Western Medicine in 2017.
Highly sought after, Professor Liu has maintained a very high patient volume. Among the more than 70,000 consultations he has conducted, over 98 percent were cancer patients with a majority of them in the late stages of the disease. In addition to treating their physical symptoms, Professor Liu listens attentively to anxious carers and depressed patients. Psychological counselling techniques are also applied to relieve anxiety.
To enhance the public’s awareness, Professor Liu is devoted to promoting TCM. He has written a brochure to educate the public and debunk the myths surrounding TCM which was well received by patients and the public alike, with more than 15,000 copies printed.
Professor Liu has also been actively reaching out to the public through giving talks and lectures on health and TCM, writing columns for the media and giving interviews on TV and radio.
As well as his medical services Professor Liu is a dedicated teacher and educator, shouldering the responsibility to nurture the younger generation of Chinese medicine practitioners. Despite his heavy commitment to clinical duties Professor Liu has provided supervision for over 4,000 hours in the past five years to junior practitioners.
Professor Liu’s dedication and commitment to promoting TCM, the School and the University is beyond doubt. His invaluable contributions made him a worthy recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Service.