Paikea Cheng Liu

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure No. AC140

Genomics Precision Medicine Fellowship Wild Health

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, U of New Mexico

Master of Oriental Medicine, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture

Thai Massage certificate, Old Medicine Hospital, ChiangMai, Thailand

Computer engineer turned acupuncturist, Paikea is a radical healer. She is ultra knowledgeable and up to date, on modern nutrition, cellular/mitochondria health, genomics, functional lab tests, biohacking, anti-aging, and peptides. More important than her large toolbox, Paikea listens deeply. She works with each individual to apply the best medicine - efficacious and affordable for Your lifestyle, for where you are and where you want to go.

Her specialty is Gut health (Candida, SIBO, reflux, bloating), inflammation, chronic pain, Anxiety, autoimmune such as allergy, Hashimoto/Hypothyroid; neurodegenerative conditions, mercury and mold toxin, longevity, and optimizing performance. It's her passion to pinpoint the root causes, and empower people to heal fast, and have a better relation with their health.

Paikea offers acupuncture and Thai bodywork in person in Central Kentucky, and Functional Medicine consultation anywhere over zoom.

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As a re-wilding teacher and organizer, Paikea also offers regular workshop on edible plants, Ancestral trauma healing and other nature skills. Check the events page.

Want more of Paikea's life story? Here's her own words:

I grew up in China and came to America for graduate school. I earned two Masters, one in Computer Science and the other Electrical Engineering. I worked in corporate and startups, writing software code. But in 2013, I got rid of my possessions and traveled the country in an old RV. The traveling and nature immersion awakened my true calling, forced me to look into my Social Anxiety and Complex PTSD in order to heal.

I've gone so, so far after those "dark nights of the soul". I'm happy with, and in appreciation of the wise woman I've become. I'm very skilled a healer, loved by friends and community, and I'm fulfilled in my work of healing people and serving Mother Earth.

I believe for all modern person, true healing needs two things: 1) Restoring an intimate relation with the natural world. 2) Repairing "inner wilderness", meaning the personal, societal, and ancestral trauma that we all carry. "The Wild" is where we'll find peace and courage, to go from Illness, Wellness, to Fitness and Wholeness.

I no longer live in a van, but is still down by the river! in rural Kentucky among homesteading friends. I continue to align my work and relation with my values: teaching plants foraging, practicing acupuncture with integrative tools, and organizing rewilding events. It's a wild and joyous journey, come out laugh and heal with me! www.Paikea.Love