Acupuncture for Hepatitis & Jaundice
Acupuncturists usually diagnose hepatitis as Damp Heat in the Liver or Spleen.
Acupuncture therapy is individualized to each patient's presentation regardless of which viral subtype is involved, A, B, or C. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs may in some situations improve the response to Western drugs and allow lower dosages, as well as to address the side effects commonly seen with pharmaceutical drugs.
Side effects from antivirals and interferon are considerable. An acupuncturist skilled in Oriental medicine is most likely to be able to provide approaches which can address the multiple level nature of viral hepatitis.
Treating chronic or acute hepatitis with acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a long term process, especially if the condition has been present for many years. Acupuncture and herbs may be especially useful if Western drugs have not been able to reduce the viral load effectively.
SP6 • San Yin Jiao • Spleen 6 Three Yin Intersection. Meeting Point on the Spleen Channel with the Liver and Kidney Channels.
Location: On the medial leg, 3 cun superior to the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia.
Contraindication: Do Not Needle If Pregnancy is known or suspected.Regulates The Spleen And Stomach
Regulates The Liver
Activates The Channel
Tonifies The Kidneys
LR14 • Qi Men • Liver 14 Cycle Gate. Front Mu Point of the Liver. Meeting Point on the Liver Channel with the Spleen Channel.
Location: On the chest, on the midclavicular line, in the sixth intercostal space, at the level of CV 14.
Spreads Liver Qi
Harmonizes The Liver And Stomach