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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012, pp. 452-458
Bioline Code: tc12076
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012, pp. 452-458

 en ACUPUNCTURE IN TREATING HEPATIC FIBROSIS: A REVIEW WITH RECOMMENDATION FOR FUTURE STUDIES
ZHOU, Jue; LIANG, Yi; LIN, Xian-Ming; MA, Rui-Jie & FANG, Jian-Qiao

Abstract

Hepatic fibrosis, as a major medical problem, is characterized with significant morbidity and mortality. Acupuncture has potential advantages in treating hepatic fibrosis as acupuncture functions well to reduce Qi and Blood stagnation, resolve stasis and enhance body immunity, which are important factors in treating hepatic fibrosis. The aim of this review was to appraise the current limited evidence of acupuncture in treating hepatic fibrosis from both animal experiments and clinical trials by using both Chinese and western databases and to provide recommendations for future studies.

Keywords
Acupuncture; hepatic fibrosis; review

 
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