New research demonstrates that acupuncture combined with oral curcumin, a supplement derived from the Indian spice called turmeric, provides significant protection against hepatic fibrosis. Researchers examined the efficacy of curcumin and acupuncture both separately and combined for their ability to prevent liver fibrosis.

The researchers discovered a synergistic effect when curcumin and acupuncture are combined.

They concluded that, “Acupuncture combined with curcumin potently protected the liver from injury and fibrogenesis.”