About Us | Contact Us | Favorite | Mobile version | Sitemap
Featured StoryAsk a Doctor

Live chat with nephrologists for a free second opinion on your specific illness condition!Ask Dr.Shan

Featured StoryCheck your Kidneys

Take a quick glance at to see if you are at high risks of some sort of kidney problems, such as Renal Failure, Diabetes or PKD etc. Our practical tips help you prevent or treat the disease.GFR Calculators .

Advanced Medical Inspection Equipments

The accurate diagnosis can be a powerful guarantee for the kidney disease treatment While the accurate dialysis needs the support from the advanced medical inspection equipments which achieve world-class level. More Equipment

Patients Blog

It is such a place where you can share your experience, see the international news about kidney disease and find the answers to the questions bothering.

Hospital InformationKidney disease hospital in China

Since 1986, Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital of China has been dedicated to providing the highest quality care to Kidney Disease patients all over the world.Learn more about Chinese hospitals.

Printer-friendly:

Check your Kidneys

Questions?
Find a doctor

Explore treatments

Related Topic About Kidney Disease
Special Tests for Your Kidneys
Ask a Doctor

Consult or get to know Dr.Shan of the Internal Medicine / nephrology department for free >>

Most Popular Articles
Latest News
Main > Kidney Disease > Chronic Kidney Disease > CKD Treatment >
Font Size A A A

Acupuncture Works Well For CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease)

Acupuncture acts as a form of ancient Chinese medicine and is used to deal with various diseases. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can be treated by this old therapy as well.

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.

Tag: CKD Treatment

Previous:How to Treat Chronic Pyelonephritis—One Major Culprits of ESRD

Next:How Does Immunotherapy Treat CKD

Any questions? Fill the form below. You will surely get the free medical advice from experts within 24 hours.

Name:
Country:
Email:
Phone Number:
Disease Description:
 
Related Articles