|can accupuncture and supliments help support interferon tx?
Dec 1, 2007
I will begin tx for hep c, (genotype 1) on December 14th. My liver biopsy showed level 3 or advanced liver damage. I have always eaten natural home cooked meals but have not used suppliments. It has been suggested that I see a naturapathic doctor that specializes in treatment of people with hep c with the use of acupuncture and suppliments. Is there any evidence that this can be helpful? Thank you! Nancy
Response from Dr. McGovern
I am not aware of any data on this, but I think acupuncture in general can be helpful to people with a variety of problems. I would not take supplements unless cleared by your doctor since some are problematic.
Hep C with HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.