cub_liver_activity1_image1by Dr. Ana

You desperately need a healthy liver.

Every second of every minute, every single day of your life, that organ is making sure you keep-what’s-keeping-you healthy and get rid of what will make you sick.

Your liver is so vital to life that it is tucked safely under the protection of your ribs–along with your lungs, heart and a portion of your stomach.

What you eat, what you breathe, what you absorb through your skin, by-products of your other cells at work keeping you healthy–it’s all filtered by your liver.

A healthy liver goes a very long way to making your heart work better; a liver that is able to grab toxic cells and debris from your blood prevents muscle pain; your at-work liver stores vitamins and fat that nourish your brain; your liver assures you have plenty of clotting factor on hand to stop bleeding, and plenty of glucose to replenish your energy.

We see patients whose liver enzyme tests indicate either a serious problem with the liver,  a minor disharmony in the liver, or what could also be a problem in the muscles that is showing up as elevated AST and ALT.   These enzymes are proteins that help to speed up (catalyze) vital chemical reactions in the body.

We have had fantastic results normalizing liver enzymes with a formula of herbs based on Chinese medicine.  Check out these stories.

Tim came to us for additional treatment to his chemo program for metastatic melanoma.  His original diagnosis was 5 years ago and treatment was successful at keeping the melanoma from spreading.  Then suddenly the liver enzymes began to rise dramatically.  The first acupuncture treatment, May 5, 2015, stopped the rise and each 2 weeks since then, on the Liver Enzyme formula, has resulted in a subsequent drop towards normal.

Susan came to us for help when the fertility clinic would not accept her as a patient due to very high AST and ALT.  At 38 her FSH was 24 (4-10 is considered a normal range).  There was no discernible cause and no liver damage; no tests revealed hepatitis of any kind, including the most rare forms.  Susan even traveled to Europe for a liver test that was not available in the US.  No discovery was made as to the reason for the severely elevated AST and ALT.  After three months on the Liver Enzyme formula, her FSH was 12, her liver enzymes were normal and she was accepted into the fertility program.

Sam came for sudden onset of gluten intolerance.  Very sudden.  As in, overnight.  One day Sam could eat grains and the next day  at work he ate a pastry and his co-workers called 911 when they thought he was having a heart attack.  From then on, every time he ingested even the smallest amount of grain, within 30 min, feeling dizzy, nauseous, and headachy, he needed to sit down.  If he didn’t get home and in bed, he knew he would soon be on his way to the emergency room.  Sam, a runner, also couldn’t walk up his own driveway without pain.  In three treatments Sam was pain free, walking and running.  After one month on the Liver Enzyme formula, he tried drinking a beer at home…no bad reaction!  Slowly and cautiously, he continues to try various grains and so far, he’s been just fine.

John came for treatment when he woke up one morning with a stiff neck.  By the end of the day both arms were dead weights, his fingers didn’t work to unbutton his shirt, his thinking was fuzzy and he ached all over and had a pounding headache that just wouldn’t go away.  A fishing trip he had taken the week prior to the onset of symptoms was the only event he could associate with the pain and debility, though he couldn’t imagine what that association might be.  His pain and debility was level 10.  John went into our 30-day sauna detox program; we treated his now severe stiff back with sliding cupping; and he started the Liver Enzyme Formula.  In three days his arms were working so he could dress himself, and at the end of the sauna program his overall debility level was 2, with more and more days totally pain free.  John never did test positive for Lyme Disease so his doctor wouldn’t prescribe the usual massive doses of antibiotics that is the treatment of choice for Lyme. Still, he continues to believe he has it, so he continues with the Liver Enzyme Formula.

If  you have a debilitating health condition that you simply cannot conquer, our Liver Enzyme Formula may be just what you need to kick your body into healing mode.  Write to us with your story so we can customize the Basic Liver Enzyme Formula with herbs that are specific to your symptoms.

We are experts in the use of acupuncture to treat emotional pain, chronic back and neck pain; acupuncture to treat infertility; acupuncture for weight loss; acupuncture detox cleansing; cosmetic acupuncture; and Thai massage.  Our Arlington-based Northern Virginia acupuncture clinic has openings every day for new patients.  Contact us today.






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