Acupuncture Works Well For CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)2012-12-01 09:35
What is acupuncture and moxibustion?
There are several things are needed when performing this therapy, they are fine needles, acupuncture points on the body and professional acupuncturist.
Before explaining this therapy, we should better realize what Qi is. Qi is also known as life force, which flows through the body channels. When CKD attacks, the Qi can’t flow through the body freely just like healthy people. Acupuncture works for breaking through the channels and restore one’s health.
From what I explained before, I believe you must have realized how magic Chinese medicine is. Certainly, if the kidneys have been seriously damaged, even kidney transplant might not save the patients, let alone this therapy. What does that mean? This therapy is not almighty. It works much better when one’s Chronic Kidney Disease is still mild.
TCM is a dialectical behavior therapy, meaning collecting information by four traditional methods, its sings and symptoms as well as comprehensive analysis by experienced nephrologists, the cause of CKD, its types and lesions etc. can be estimated. Four traditional methods of diagnosis are observation, listening, interrogation and pulse-taking. The needling manipulation matters during the treatment for CKD patients. Several types of needling manipulation are lifting-inserting, twirling-rotating, guiding the needle and so on. Common acupuncture points used include kidney shu points, Mingmen, ta ch'ang shu and some others.
What are the possible improvements for CKD patients?
Acupuncture works pretty well for lots of Chronic Kidney Disease patients, especially is good at relieving their clinical symptoms like frequent or urgent urination, stomachache, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia or backache etc.
Some certain Chronic Kidney Disease patients suffer from diarrhea or other digestive tract symptoms. Acupuncture and moxibustion however could counteract side effects coming from not just oral taking TCM but symptoms of the kidney disease.
How long can the therapy take effect?
Usually, this therapy could relieve symptoms of CKD patients after 3 or 4 times of treatments.
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