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Acupuncture for Liver Diseases
The liver's main function is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
Therefore the hepatic functions, such as detoxification and metabolic abilities, are decreased or failed in patients with liver malfunction or failure. Then the drug-free healthcare is pivotal important for patients with liver diseases or liver failure.
Inflammation: A Common Trigger of Liver Disease
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2.Byoung-Jin Park, et. al. Chronic liver inflammation: Clinical implications beyond alcoholic liver disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar 7; 20(9): 2168–2175.
3. Ming-JiangXu. Targeting inflammation for the treatment of alcoholic liver disease. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. Volume 180, December 2017, Pages 77-89
4. Charlotte D'Mello, and Mark G. Swain. Liver-brain inflammation axis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 301: G749–G761, 2011.
5. Image on the right credited to Charlotte D'Mello, and Mark G. Swain
Acupuncture Care for Liver Diseases is Promising, Based Upon Literature Search and Our Clinical Observations.