Dr. Alen Liaw
GENERAL PRACTICE - FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Dr Liaw completed his MBBS degree from National University of Singapore in 1988 and received specialty training in Family Medicine. He moved over to Hong Kong in 1997 and commenced his practice in Psychiatry at Castle Peak Hospital. After leaving public sector for private practice, Dr Liaw began to incorporate Acupuncture with Functional medicine. In 2009, he completed his Master’s degree in Acupuncture at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences ( Beijing ) ( 中国中医科学院) with the graduation thesis “ Acupuncture treatment of Allergic Rhinitis in Hong Kong”. He has found Acupuncture effective for Pain Syndromes like Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and to improve sleep quality.
“ Acupuncture is the ultimate complementary therapeutic tool in today’s age of poly-pharmacy and poly-supplementation. It can provide effective, sometimes immediate, symptomatic relief by directly targeting imbalances in the acupuncture meridians.” says Dr Liaw. Most recently in 2014, Dr Liaw completed a post- graduate diploma in Medical Toxicology ( Cardiff University ) which puts him in a good position to give advice on toxicology issues.
He is currently a part-time Acupuncture Lecturer in HKU SPACE.
Dr Liaw is a registered Dr with Hong Kong Medical Council and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.
- Functional Medicine consultation and lab testing ( eg Vitamin D levels )