Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 63: Biliary Disorders (continued)

KEY POINTS Acupuncture is widely used for biliary disorders. Probiotics may alter the bile composition, and potentially the lithogenic potential, of bile. While this section focuses on biliary disorders, I would suggest that the reader also review other sections under liver disorders as there is a significant overlap. HERBAL THERAPIES Muh-Shiang-Bin-Lang-Wan Chinese medicinal herbs, Muh-Shiang-Bin-Lang-Wan, modulate the sphincter of Oddi function in rabbits through activation of muscarinic receptors.1 Yiqi-Yangyin Prescription Yiqi-Yangyin…