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Hepatitis C: Coping with Hepatitis C: Alternative Treatments

This information sheet urges people with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) who want to try alternative treatments to follow these guidelines. Patients are encouraged to: check with their doctor first; see an expert; and beware of false promises. Talk to people who have been to an alternative treatment expert in the past to be sure the expert has a good reputation, licenses, and certificates. False promises, such as certain herbal remedies, supplements, certain vitamins, or "natural" medicines, can be very dangerous for people with HCV because they may hurt the liver. Some alternative treatments that might help people with HCV cope include: aromatherapy, massage, medication and visualization, and yoga.
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