Enterogenous Endotoxemia in Chronic Hepatitis – Part 2
and Treatment of EE With Modern Chinese Medicine
To prevent and treat EE, the first
important thing is to actively treat the underlying liver inflammation,
reduce the hypertension of the portal vein, and reverse liver fibrosis.
Once liver functions are improved, the factors promoting EE will also be
Symptomatic treatments are also important
in reducing the production of intestinal endotoxin (IE).
Treating constipation and regulating bowel movement can effectively
reduce the production of IE and for this, we use the Rhubarbin Tablet or
formula # 733 (Rhubarb and Mirabilitum Combination) to adjust the bowel
movements to two to three times a day and slightly loosen the stool. This
treatment can reduce the amount of time that the stool remains in the
colon and reduce the production and absorption of IE. In addition, using
colonotherapy to eliminate stagnant stool in the colon can also reduce IE
production. Anti-bacterial herbs, can dramatically suppress the overgrowth of bacterial
flora and thus reduce IE production. Because the high potency of these
herbs can suppress healthy bacterial flora, weekly breaks are recommended
and during the break, acidophilus and yogurt can be used to re-establish
the growth of healthy bacteria.
If EE has already been developed, treatment
should focus on resolving the EE pathology and detoxify the IE. In China,
many single herbs and their active ingredients have been studied and
proven to be effective treatments for EE. These include: Chuan Xiong (Cnidii
Rhizoma), Dan Shen (Salviae Miltiorrhziae Radix), Huang Qi (Astragali
Radix), Ren Shen (Ginseng Radix), have been found to de-activate the IE.
Pu Gong Ying (Taraxaci Herba), Ban Lan Gen (Isatidis Radix), Jin Yin Hua (Lonicerae
Flos), and Shan Dou Gen (Sophorae Subprostratae Radix) can decompose the
IE. Da Huang (Rhei Rhizoma), Huang Lian (Coptis chinensis Franch),
Huang Qin (Scutellariae Radix), Zhi Zi (Gardeniae Fructus), and Dan Shen (Salviae
Miltiorrhziae Radix), can reduce the production of the IE in the