Natural and Alternative Liver Disease Treatment Options

Liver Disease Treatment {introduction}

Below are alternative and natural treatment options for liver disease such as—but not limited to—Hepatitis B and C (inflammation of the liver), Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver due to chronic injury or disease), Alagille Syndrome (a condition characterized by the build up of bile in the liver), and others. Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of liver disease.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Liver Disease

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

Herbal Formulas for Liver Disease Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

You may click on any of the products below for more information, or view all formulas listed by condition.

Da Bu Gan Wan - Hepatitis, Alcohol Damage, Liver Health Herbal Formula
Hepatitis Liver Damage Herbal Formula

Uses: Hepatitis, Alcohol Liver Damage, Fatty Liver. Da Bu Gan Wan (Da Bu Gan Pian), literally "Major Liver Nutrition Pills" in Chinese, is a Chinese herbal medicine formulated to nourish liver...

Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan - Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Abdominal Pain Herbal Formula
Hepatitis B, Liver Disease Recovery Herbal Formula

Uses: Liver Disease, Hepatitis B, Abdominal Pain/Distension. Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan (Gan Bing Zhi Ben Pian), literally "Liver Disease Recovery Pills" in Chinese, invigorates the spleen and...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

There are no treatment protocols listed for this condition at this time.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Liver Disease related articles

Below are articles related to this condition submitted by our practitioner members. See our practitioner member section for all articles.

Forum posts related to Liver Disease

Listed below are forum posts related to this condition. You can click on the posts to submit comments. If you would like to submit a forum post/question related to this condition, please click to submit. For all recent activity see our forum.

  • ArtsyFun's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:47pm
    Contributor ~ ArtsyFun


    I am starting to study acuppresure and am confused about which leg the Liver Meridian is in.

    I see it in various charts as either right leg, left or even both as shown on this site.

    Could someone help educate me on...

    Comments on this post (2)

  • gunji's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 05/12/2011 - 6:07am
    Contributor ~ gunji

    Hello. I'd like to ask where to tap for ventral hernia and hepatomegaly. My mother is pretty hesitant about surgery. I assume to tap liver T9 R for liver but don't know where to tap for hernia. I'm not a pro at all but I think I...

    Comments on this post (1)

  • klieft's picture
    Submitted On Mon, 02/07/2011 - 11:08am
    Contributor ~ klieft

    a patient got the news that she suffers from polycythemia. Too much red bloodcells which causes amongst others an enlarged spleen. Her abdomen has swollen a lot. In order to try to help her with shiatsu I was thinking about points to decrease...

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  • scifisharon's picture
    Submitted On Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:52am
    Contributor ~ scifisharon

    I am new to this so I hope I am doing it correctly. I saw someone else post a question about releasing anger with Acupuncture treatment. I am also interested in finding out more about repressed anger and it's affect on the liver and how it would...

    Comments on this post (4)

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    Acupuncture Points for Liver Disease

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    There are no points listed for this condition at this time.

    Professional Practitioner Information

    Below you will find links to technical information largely of interest to professional practitioners.

    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Liver Disease

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Liver Disease

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Liver Disease

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    Western Herbs and Liver Disease Medical Information

    Western herbs for Liver Disease

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Liver Disease - Western Medicine Information

    At this time no Western Medicine information has been completed for this section.