Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Hepato-Cirrhosis

What Patterns Are Related To Hepato-Cirrhosis?


Hepato-Cirrhosis - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of hepato-cirrhosis 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).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of hepato-cirrhosis:

Kidney Yang DeficiencyKidney Yin DeficiencyLiver Blood StagnationLiver Qi StagnationLiver Yin DeficiencySpleen Yang DeficiencyStomach Dampness

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The Following (1)Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Hepato-Cirrhosis

Ge Xia Zhu Yu Wan (Drive Out Blood Stasis Below The Diaphragm Decoction)

Clinical Usages

  • For blood stasis below the diaphgram - abdominal masses, liver and spleen masses/swelling, colitis.
  • A range of liver disorders are possibly applicable - cirrhosis, hepatic hemangioma, hepatitis, jaundice.
  • Spleen disorders - splenomegaly.
  • Pleural adhesions.
  • A range of menstrual disorders - fibroids, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea (although Shao Fu Zhu Yu Wan may be more appropriate as that targets more the lower jiao).
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • May be used to help expel ectopic pregnancy.

    Clinical Categorization


    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Use only under direction during menstruation.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.

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