Completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, receiving her Master’s degree in acupuncture and moxibustion. She then attended the University of Hong Kong with a full fellowship to continue her doctoral research in neurology at the Li Ka-Shing Faculty of Medicine. Liu has worked in various clinical settings since 2003, including the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan Union Hospital, and the Wuhan Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, where she was a resident physician in the Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion. As part of her studies at the University of Hong Kong, Liu contributed to research projects which focused on the use of acupuncture as neuroprotection against ischemic stroke. She has given presentations at international conferences of neuroscience in Hong Kong and the United States.