Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Hepatitis (B or C) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of hepatitis (b or c) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are both infectious diseases of the liver, which if not detected early can become chronic. Chronic infection can lead to severe liver damage, liver cancer, cirrhosis or liver failure. Symptoms of acute Hepatitis C include dark urine, jaundice, abdominal pain, fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. These symptoms can appear six to 12 weeks after exposure, if at all. The symptoms of acute Hepatitis B are the same as those of Hepatitis C, in addition to joint pain and fever. If symptoms appear, it is usually three months after exposure to the virus and can last up to six months.
The Hepatitis B virus is transmitted through certain bodily fluids and can be contracted through sexual intercourse with an infected person, the sharing of needles, contact with blood infected with Hepatitis B, or from mother to child during child birth. The most common form of transmission of Hepatitis C is needle-sharing; however, it is rarely passed from mother to child or through sexual intercourse.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Hepatitis (B or C).


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for hepatitis (b or c):

Connections coming soon, for now please use our stores formulas by conditions page.


The following (1) acupuncture points may be useful for hepatitis (b or c). A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)



There are (1) Chinese herbs currently associated with hepatitis (b or c). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for hepatitis (b or c). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Hepatitis (B or C)

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Da Bu Gan Wan

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Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

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Xie Xin Wan

Signs of damp-heat with interior clumping which may settle into the abdominal region and/or rise upward to the head.  Fever, irritability, red eyes, constipation, dark urine, flushed face - middle warmer issues - jaundice, dysentery, tongue/mouth ulcers.

Pulse will be be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red, swollen with a yellow greasy tongue coating.

Yin Chen Hao Wan
  • Used for a range of liver, gallbladder and pancreatic disorders arising from damp heat. ¬†Symptoms such as jaundice, urinary difficulty, nausea, bloating and more.
  • Western conditions could be cirrhosis, gallbladder disease, alcohol toxicity and more.
  • May involve other psychiatric conditions as well such as manic depression, anger outbursts, etc.

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