Acupuncture assisting kidney function

Many studies have revealed that acupuncture have many positive effects to patients which have been listed as following:

Improve sleep quality

Almost all of people with kidney failure complain about not getting enough sleep or having poor sleep. Most people understand that poor sleep quality or without sleep deteriorate their kidney damage and their health will be adversely affected. Most patients who had acupuncture have had patients report that they are better to sleep after having acupuncture treatments.

Provide more energy

Acupuncture at its core is about bringing balance to our bodies energy. Mental clarity can be provided by acupuncture therapy. Patients tend to feel less irritable when they have better mental clarity. In addition to, they feel less pains when they have acupuncture therapy, thus having more energy to work well.

Relive fatigue

Most of patients find that they have more energy after acupuncture treatment, which also helps to relive the problem of fatigue.

Improve digestion

Many people will seek acupuncture treatment to relive symptoms of nausea. Acupuncture can help patients relive gastrointestinal pain and indigestion and so on.

Acupuncture for Kidney Disease

Acupuncture is a component of the health care system in TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). This therapy uses specific thin needles to insert points along meridians though your skin. TCM believed that acupuncture can balance the flow of energy or life force. By inserting specific acupoints, acupuncture can help your energy flow to re-balance.

It worked as medical use for kidney disease

Acupuncture helps kidney disease patients to reduce the following symptoms:

  • Sexual function decline
  • Respiratory disorder
  • Underdeveloped sexual characteristics
  • Frequent urination
  • Swelling, oedema, puffiness
  • Low back pain
  • Delayed development in Children
  • Restless, anxious
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dizziness, tinnitus
  • Poor appetite, loose stools

Acupuncture refers to acupuncture and moxibustion therapy that is used commonly among kidney disease patients. Because it has rapid effect, easy operation method, few side effects and low cost, it has been widely used to ease kidney patients’ symptoms and improve their health condition.

Mechanism of Acupuncture and Moxibustion:

As we have said, Acupuncture and Moxibustion consists of Acupuncture Therapy and Moxibustion Therapy. Acupuncture is using the needle which is made of metal, and then stab the acupuncture point on our body, adding its unique technique in this process, to regulate our body’s qi and blood. While moxibustion is using the heat of burning moxa to stimulate the skin surface of acupuncture point, to reach the purpose of dredging the meridians and regulating qi and blood.

After the diagnosis methods of Chinese medicine, the points and prescription for the treatment of Acupuncture and Moxibustion will be made sure, which will be performed to treat patient’s disease. Acupuncture and Moxibustion can break through the meridians and promote the qi and blood circulation, which can regulate the balance of patient’s body organs, to reach the purpose of treating and preventing disease.

Curative effect of Acupuncture for kidney patients

In Chinese medicine, Acupuncture has three major functions:

  1. Dredging meridians: This therapy can help make the obstructed meridians unimpeded, so to guarantee patients’ body health and promote their metabolism.
  2. Regulating yin and yang: The appearance of diseases in our body is due to complex changes in our body, but it can be boiled down to the imbalance of yin and yang. While this therapy can regulate patient’s yin and yang, which can help correct patient’s overall health.
  3. Strengthening body immunity and eliminating pathogenic factors: The root cause of many kidney diseases is immune disorder and the pathogenic factors in our body. This therapy can help improve our immunity and eliminate the pathogenic factors, which is very helpful for promoting our body health.

Acupuncture and Moxibustion can be used to treat many kinds of diseases, like nasosinusitis, rhinitis, cold, trachitis, myopia, cataract, gastroptosis, diarrhea, and so on. Besides, it is also very useful in treating diseases in bone, muscle, nerve and oral cavity.

Acupuncture for Stage 4 CKD

Acupuncture is effective for people with this disease. The treatment works by improving optimal circulation of blood and Qi, good nutrient and mineral balance as well as rectifying immune system. Symptoms and discomforts of patients can be effectively relieved.


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