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Acupuncture for Hepatitis

Acupuncture has successfully helped people infected with the virus (most common hepatitis B & C) and alcoholic liver, fatty liver, toxic and drug-induced hepatitis.

How does acupuncture work for Hepatitis?

Many studies found that acupuncture increased T-cell proliferation, and proved that acupuncture is the best way to strengthen immunity; significantly improves liver function; decreases symptoms; normalize or lower liver enzymes and slow the progression of liver disease. Researchers investigated acupuncture’s effectiveness at reducing adverse side effects from medications; and offered significant benefits to patients in decreasing muscle aches, fatigue, depression, irritability and nausea.

Course of treatment

There are 15 sessions in one course of treatment (This varies for individuals). For difficult, complex or long standing conditions several groups of the 15 sessions may be recommended. It is best to begin treatments twice a week initially, then gradually change to once a week, and then decrease to every two weeks, based on each individual patient's situation. It is recommended to begin the acupuncture treatments as soon as possible after the injury. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.

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