Hepatic Fibrosis Treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
Recent experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of acupuncture combined with a specific Chinese herb, curcumin, in treating fibrosis of the liver. In the study (which you can read about here) the researchers concluded that,
Acupuncture combined with curcumin potently protected the liver from… injury and fibrogenesis.” This was confirmed with laboratory measurements of serum aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, hyaluronic acid, laminin and procollagen 3. Other histological findings and measurements of alpha smooth muscle actin, extracellular matrix, fibronection and alpha 1 collagen confirm the synergistic hepatoprotective effects of acupuncture combined with curcumin.