Hepatitis is an also known as the Acute Infection Syndrome. The outbreak is caused by the hepatitis virus invading through the alimentary channel.
HAV (Hepatitis A Virus) could be contracted by having contact with an infected person, polluted foods, drinks or water.
HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) could be contracted via an injection with either an unsterilized/used needle, transfer of bodily fluids with hepatitis. Once the body is infected, cellular diffuse degeneration starts.
From the Chinese Medicine theory, in differential diagnostics the Hepatitis disease is pertained (classified) in the range of Liver Diseases. In a few cases, crucial hepatitis (acute type) is similar of sudden jaundice. The Book of LingShu (100BC), liver fat makes a fullness below the flank with pulling pain in the lower abdomen, stasis of nutrition and defensive and the true exterior factor invading. The Book of DanXiXinFa (12AD), pertains to the jaundice which breakouts from the epidemicity stasis of heat as thie infection factor is recorded.
Generally, damp heat affects the Spleen and Stomach by 'steam' while the Liver Qi loses its ability in dispersing and extending.
Hepatitis virus are of types A, B, C, D and E
HAV (Hepatitis A Virus) : Naturally occurs in dirty/filthy environments and where fecal matter exists. Often, the spread of HAV is through contaminated food and water but the virus can travel through through contaminated surfaces such as hands. The incubation period is between 15 - 50 days and it can suddenly show symptoms such as no appetite, fatigue, nausea, dark urine and, jaundice. The symptoms usually disappear after about 2 months but for some people (about 15%) they could continue to have outbreaks for an additional 6 - 9 months. Once infected by the HAV, the person will be immune and will not be infected nor have an outbreak.
HBV (Hepatitis B Virus) : Incubation period is 50 - 180 days and the symptoms are as follows:
sense of unpleasantness
The above symptoms will surface in 2 - 6 weeks and might include fatigue and a feeling of melancholy and may continue for a few months. For approximately 70% of patients that recover, even if the symptoms disappear, the virus does not and outbreaks can occur months later. Some 5 - 10% will live with the disease for the rest of their lives and could possibly cause Liver Cirrhosis or Liver Cancer. A vaccine is available for HBV(Hepatitis B Virus).
HCV (Hepatitis C Virus) : Incubation period is 20 - 90 days and generally, symptoms appear in about 5 - 10 weeks. The possibility of contagiousness is from 1 week to the late/chronic stage. At first there are no symptoms but it is followed by no appetite, dry heaves, vomiting, and may even entail jaundice. Patients (about 50%) will develop slow forming early stages of liver cancer that many times develop rapidly into liver cirrhosis or liver cancer
HDV (Hepatitis D Virus) : HDV does not have the ability to replicate itself therefore, it is an unstable virus that needs the assistance of HBV(Hepatitis B Virus) to replicate. The Virus mostly appears to affect needle using drug users and hemophilia patients. The HBV vaccine is also effective against HDV. It is hard to diagnose between HBV and HDV and if they combine, it could develop into acute Hepatitis and dorrmant HBV could become a serious threat.
HEV (Hepatitis E Virus) : The original discovery is connected to fecal water contamination. The incubation period is 30 - 40 days with an onset of sudden fever, nausea and a loss of appetite. An average of 1 - 2 weeks or maybe even months, the symptoms maybe diverse. If a pregnant women contracts the disease, the mortality rate is very high and there is no vaccine available.
Types of healing treatments
Acupuncture and Auricular Acupuncture