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Philosophical Differences Between Western and Chinese Medicine:

Part 1: Western Medicine
Part 2: Traditional Chinese Medicine
Part 3: Modern Chinese Medicine

 
Liver Disorders
Hepatitis C
Liver Fibrosis
Alcoholic Hepatitis
Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) or Fatty Liver  
Auto-Immune Hepatitis
Cholestatic Hepatitis
 

Chronic Lyme Disease


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Modern Chinese Medicine and Supportive Therapies for Cancer Patients
Artemisinin and its Derivatives
 



 



 





Alcoholic Liver Disease:

Introduction

How Alcohol Causes Liver Damage


Clinical Features of Alcoholic Hepatitis


Complications of Alcoholic Hepatitis


MCM Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis


Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis

 

MCM Treatments for Alcoholic Hepatitis  

  1. The most important first step is to STOP DRINKING permanently.  This can be very difficult for some alcoholic patients and there is professional help available. In addition, there are some herbs that can be helpful. A TCM formula called Pueraria Flower Combination, which is traditionally used in China to help people stop drinking and also used as a hangover remedy. It can help release the craving of alcohol.
  2. Dietary treatments: When liver functions are still in compensated stage, a high protein diet can help the liver recover from damage. But, for a patient with encephaylopathy or if in a coma, a non-protein or very low protein diet should be used.  For those who have anorexia, nausea, and vomiting, a proper source of nutrition and fluid is very important. For multi vitamins (A, Bs, C, D, K,) folic acid and potassium are also important to the healthy functioning of the liver.
  3. Based on the immune theory of the alcoholic hepatitis, immune suppressive therapy can be used, such as steroids. The immune regulatory treatment can reduce the mortality of liver coma patients, but has no influence on the disease course. For chronic and stable patients, autoimmunity can be suppressed. We use the AI #3 formula.
  4. To heal liver inflammation and reduce the fat deposits in the liver cells   
  5. For patients with jaundice, reduce the fat deposits in the liver cells. .
  6. For anti-fibrosis treatment, micro-circulation herbs should be added to the herbal protocol.
  7. For severe alcoholic hepatitis patients with mental disorientation, branched amino acids administration can be helpful to improve general health, brain functions, and negative nitrogen balance. 
 



Prognosis of Alcoholic Hepatitis

 

 

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