Alcoholic liver disease
What is alcoholic liver disease?Over consumption of alcohol can cause liver disease, as well as harming many other body organs. The prevalence of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in a population is usually determined by measuring death rates from alcoholic cirrhosis (in which healthy liver tissue becomes increasingly replaced by scar tissue). These rates have increased alarmingly in recent years. Death rates in the UK have risen by up to 88 per cent between 1974 and 1994 with the highest increase in young men aged 35-44 (7.6 deaths per year per 100,000 people). The average adult consumption of alcohol has also increased over this period.
Over consumptionThe amount of alcohol that can cause liver damage seems to vary widely between individuals. But it is certain that:
Some genetically inherited susceptibility to the harmful effects of alcohol.
Women are also believed to be more sensitive to the harmful effects of alcohol than men.
Daily drinking, and drinking outside meal times is more harmful than only drinking at weekends.
The more you drink the greater your risk of developing alcoholic liver disease (ALD).
ALD progressThree main stages of alcoholic liver although the progression through these stages is variable. which are determined by examining a sample of the liver under the microscope from a biopsy.
Minimal change, or fatty liver: heavy drinkers often develop fatty change in the liver. This is not linked to deterioration in liver function, but abnormalities may be seen in some of the liver blood tests . Fatty liver is reversible with avoiding alcohol and some herbal medicine, but it is the first stage in the progression to cirrhosis.
Alcoholic hepatitis: the effects of this condition can be mild but may also be life threatening. The blood test will almost always be abnormal, and the patient may develop jaundice. As with fatty liver, avoiding alcohol and some herbal medicine can reverse the effects, but those who continue to drink heavily have a high risk of developing cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis: this is the final, irreversible stage of alcoholic liver and is characterized by scarring of the liver and development of liver nodules. It severely affects liver function and reduces life expectancy. The blood test are usually abnormal, there may be jaundice (yellow coloring of the eyes and skin) and sometimes bruising or bleeding caused by abnormalities of the blood clotting system. Complications of so-called 'decompensated' cirrhosis may develop.
Symptoms of alcoholic liver are usually non-specific, and do not necessarily indicate the severity of the underlying liver damage. Many people will have vague symptoms such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting ( typically in the morning), diarrhea or abdominal pains. Many patients, even with advanced alcoholic liver will have no symptoms and are detected by the finding of liver blood tests performed as part of routine health screening, or during the investigation of other conditions.
Only in the more advanced stages of decompensated alcoholic liver (severe alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis) will the sufferer present with more specific liver-related symptoms such as jaundice, ascites (fluid collecting in the abdomen, causing distension), haematemesis (vomiting of blood) or encephalopathy (confusion, reduced level of awareness causing coma). These are signs of severe liver damage and require urgent medical treatment.
Blood tests can give an idea of the degree of liver damage but these are not accurate predictors. Ultrasound scans create an image of the liver and surrounding organs, which helps in taking a liver biopsy. The ultrasound scan can help to assess the severity of disease and exclude other common causes of abnormal LFT's such as gallstones.
Liver biopsy is the most accurate test to determine the stage of ALD present and to ensure alcohol is the cause of the liver disease. Research has shown that in up to 20 per cent of heavy drinkers with abnormal LFTs an alternate cause of liver disease is found on investigation. Liver biopsies are performed under local anaesthetic, and provide a tiny sample of the liver for analysis under the microscope.
The above investigations will rule out whether
the symptoms are caused by any of the following:
viral hepatitis, including hepatitis B and C.
haemochromatosis (an inherited disorder of iron metabolism).
Wilson's disease (an inherited disorder of copper metabolism).
autoimmune hepatitis (a liver disorder caused by the immune system attacking the liver).
How is ALD treated?The length of treatment for alcoholic liver depends on the stage of the disease and the others organ's Qi lever:
Minimal change or fatty liver Two to four weeks of intensive Liver Acupuncture and herbal medicine can help to reverse this alcoholic liver and Liver complication problem.
This will depend on the severity of the alcoholic hepatitis. In mild cases only 4 to 8 weeks of CHINESE MASTER'S intensive treatment is needed. But in acute severe alcoholic hepatitis (characterized by jaundice, easy bruising, abnormal blood tests and sometimes the presence of ascites) It may takes as long as 8 weeks to 25 weeks.
Cirrhosis of the liver can be 'compensated' or 'decompensated'.
Compensation implies cirrhosis without complications.
The complications that may develop include bleeding from varices (abnormal veins that form in the gullet), ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), jaundice and encephalopathy (confusion, reduction in conscious level and coma).
CHINESE MASTER'S intensive medication has done years of research on the Liver complications and it has shown very promising results of 98% .
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China some 5,000 years ago in the last three decades has it become popular in the whole world. And now, Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment Centre in KL is one of the oldest and well-known Acupuncture centre in Malaysia.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles, ( sometimes in conjunction with electrical stimulus ), on the body's surface, in order to influence physiological functioning of the body.
Traditional Chinese medicine hold that there are as many 2,000 Acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 20 pathway ( 14 main, 6 secondary ) called meridians. Ear, hands, feet, scalp acupuncture and now Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment Centre in KL's Brian Acupuncture.These meridians conduct energy, or qi ( pronounced "chi" ), between surface of the body and its internal organs. Each point has a different effect on the qi that passes through it. With the different combination it will gives different magical effects.
Qi is believed to help regulate balance in the body. It is influenced by the opposite forces of yin and yang, which represent positive and negative energy and forces in the universe and human body. Acupuncture is believed to keep the balance between yin and yang, thus allowing for the normal flow of qi throughout the body and restoring to the mind and body.
The True Story From Korea
Joe is 8 years old an Autistic Kid from Korea. Even though Korea recognized acupuncture and Joe's grandfather is the top acupuncture physician there, he can't help. Others specialist cannot do much for remedy.Being a father of an autistic kid, his father has a lot of pressure and looking for answer desperately. There finally came to see CHINESE MASTER ACUPUNCTURIST in KL Kuala Lumpur through high recommendation from a friend.
When he first came into KL acupuncture and herbal centre everyone in the premise had a shock from his 'super-hyper active behavior'. Jumping and screaming all over the place and zero communication and eyes contact .He is in his own world, very scared and frustrated, until he hits himself on the head continuous for about 10 mins to 30 mins.
Chinese Master Acupuncturist applied Qi Qong and acupuncture treatment to calm him down. According to Chinese Master it is his brain's Qi is not moving smoothly. He calm down after 30 minutes then had another session of Qi Qong and acupuncture after one hour.
3 days of treatment went by and they can see that Joe can respond to instruction from his father and has some eyes contact. They went back to Korea because his father has only 3 days of lift from work, but he book for the second visit that is after six months. He took 6 months of herbal medication (168 SPECIAL BRAIN'S POWDER) home and a list of do's and done’s.
After 6 months they came for 30 days of treatment. We saw a lot of different from 6 months back when they first visit Chinese Master Acupuncturist in KL. The father is so happy and told us he has finally found the right place for his son Joe. He said all his relative in Korea said he has improved a lot since he took acupuncture and herbal treatment and special brain's powder.
For the 30 days here everyday he has 2 session of treatment that is 60 treatments in total. We can see him improving everyday and in the end of the treatment he was about 80%!!! Recovered. They have to go home now and promise to come in 12 months time.
The 3rd visit comes, he was almost 90% recovered!!! When we see him. Still we give him the same treatment for 30 days. In the end of this trip he is quit confident and normal in most of his activities. They went home with a HAPPY HEART!!! NO MORE MEDICINE, WORRY, STRESS, FRUSTRATION, SLEEPLESS NIGHT.
I hope all the special kids can get well and live a normal life.
Case 2- True Story
Zi Ran, 4 years old, Male. Doctor has been authenticating that he has autistic since 1 year old. His families already tried all kinds of treatment and therapies to get him out from autism. Others specialist cannot do much for remedy. Being parents of an autistic kid, their parents have a lot of pressure and looking for treatment desperately.
They say that their son has no eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body postures and gestures to regulate social interaction. He cannot share his interest and enjoyment with anybody even his sister and his parents. He cannot make a conversation with others and only make a noise sound, not even a single word from him. He is totally in his own world and don't care about anything that happen around him. Sometimes he will repeat his behavior or interest. He cannot focus on one thing and always scream and throw tantrum if he didn't get what he want or when things does not happen the usual way.
Finally one of their friends has known about Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treatment in KL from one of his colleague and he also heard that Chinese Master Acupuncturist is a successful traditional Master, being the Master in acupuncture and the Top Chinese Physician in this part of the world. Has been treating hundreds of autistic kids, the friend said during his own treatment in the medical center he saw many autistic kids improved. They agreed to meet Chinese Master Acupuncturist and ask him to do Neuro Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment to their son.
After making an appointment they meet Chinese Master Acupuncturist at Acupuncture & Herbal Medical Centre in KL. They told everything about Zi Ran. Chinese Master Acupuncturist has treated hundreds of autistic kids before and he knows what Zi Ran condition.
Chinese Master Acupuncturist applied NEURO QI GONG AND ACUPUNCTURE to calm him down. Chinese Master Acupuncturist told them that Qi energy in Zi Ran brain not moving smoothly. Chinese Master will let the energy move smoothly and keep it balancing back to normal. He calm down after 30 minutes treatment and continue it until one hour for first session. He cannot stay in one place, he also disturbs every kid who plays their toy and he screams if they didn't let him play. Even when the parents try to stop him it was difficult. They try biting him really hard but it did not work he still wants to have his way and disturb others.
He still continues doing acupuncture and after 3 days of acupuncture he shows a great improvement. His eyes contact has improved and he can see his mother eyes more than 10 seconds. He responds to his father when his father calls his name.
He still continuing doing acupuncture and take medication (Brain Powder). After a few months doing NEURO Acupuncture, all people around him keep saying that he has been improving everyday and now time he was 80% recovered. Now his eyes contacts are perfect, he can make facial expression and his body posture and gestures are improve. No un-meaningful screaming from his mouth anymore and he can SPEAK like normal kids. That was impressed anybody (all the regular patients) who see him. They were surprised for him because he started with "0" communication "0" eyes contact in his own world and always scream whenever he cannot get his own way and severe Autism but now can communicate and answer the question back and play normally very charming all the time with others. He also can share interest and enjoyment with other people. His super hyperactive behavior also changes and now he is smarter and love to study. He is excellent in Mathematics and love to do his school homework. He can focus in whatever he does now and he is not in his world anymore. He is almost 90% recovered! When we see him. He still continues the same treatment to build up his confident to begin a normal life like other kids.
Finally their parents found the miracle touch from Chinese Master Acupuncturist, traditional doctors and physician. They are very happy on what have he done and their son life totally change after they met Chinese Master. His families and other people were happy with her improvement and condition right now. They were very happy with new reborn of Zi Ran. And give the whole family joy and happiness that could not be found with Zi Ran's old self.