Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Liver Disease - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of liver disease 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).

Below are alternative and natural treatment options for liver disease such as—but not limited to—Hepatitis B and C (inflammation of the liver), Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver due to chronic injury or disease), Alagille Syndrome (a condition characterized by the build up of bile in the liver), and others. Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of liver disease.


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 liver disease:

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The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for liver disease. 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 no associated points at this time.



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with liver disease. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for liver disease. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Liver Disease

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Da Bu Gan Wan

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Gan Bing Zhi Ben Wan

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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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