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Liver Cleansing and Chinese Medicine

Blood purifying powerhouse

 The liver is the largest internal organ of the human body, and weighs around 1.5kg in the average adult. The liver plays a vital role in regulating life processes. Without it, we cannot live. It carries out many functions and is very important in keeping the blood quality good.

 The liver can be thought of as the body's refinery or purification system. Substances that are absorbed from the digestive tract are transported by the blood to the liver to be processed and transformed into substances that are most useful or least harmful to the body. Thus, the liver plays a key role in converting food into essential chemicals of life, as well as removing harmful chemicals from the body.

 Since the liver plays a principal role in removing toxic substances from the blood it is important to do whatever we can reduce toxic buildup in the body.

Chinese herbal medicine for toxic liver problems

Formulas that have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying effects have been shown to be clinically useful for various kinds of hepatitis and recent studies in Australia and overseas have backed up these findings. We find that the use of individualised Chinese herbal formulas give the best results and the quickest relief of symptoms.

A healthier liver is more effective at:

  • Producing quick energy when it is needed;
  • Manufacturing new body proteins;
  • Preventing shortages in body fuel by storing certain vitamins, minerals, and sugars;
  • Regulating transport of fat stores;
  • Regulating blood clotting;
  • Aiding in the digestive process by producing bile;
  • Controlling the production and excretion of cholesterol;
  • Neutralizing and destroying poisonous substances;
  • Metabolizing alcohol;
  • Monitoring and maintaining the proper level of many chemicals and drugs in the blood;
  • Cleansing the blood and discharging waste products into the bile;
  • Maintaining hormone balance;
  • Serving as the main organ of blood formation before birth;
  • Helping the body resist infection by producing immune factors and by removing bacteria from the bloodstream;
  • Regenerating its own damaged tissue;
  • Storing iron.

An unhealthy liver could lead to these problems:

  • The skin or whites of the eye turn yellow (jaundice)
  • Dark urine
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Appetite loss
  • Weight loss
  • General malaise
  • Fever
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Abdominal pain in the upper right-hand side
  • Anaemia

Some causes of liver disease

  • Congenital or inherited abnormalities of the liver
  • Infection
  • Alcoholism
  • Some drugs and medications
  • Over consumption of unhealthy fats
  • Insufficient intake of nourishment 

To make an appointment

  Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine consultations are available in Sydney and the Central Coast. Wherever you live you can have a Chinese herbal medicine consultation over the phone after first providing us with your medical history.

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