How Does Chinese Medicine Treat IgA Nephropathy
IgA Nephropathy is characterized by its insidious onset, long duration and serious consequence. As we have already talked about the disease from the viewpoint of Chinese medicine before, today we are gonna see how Chinese medicine treats it. If you missed the first article, you may find it here: Explained IgA Nephropathy by Chinese Medicine.
The most basic symptom of IgA Nephropathy is called kidney deficiency syndrome. From the viewpoint of TCM, kidneys are root of innate endowment, and are responsible for governing storage. Due to the kidney qi deficiency, insecurity of the lower origin develops. Refined nutritious substances are leaked as a result, which explains why protein in urine appears.
The advantage of Chinese medicine for IgA Nephropathy lies in it may be able to adjust holistically. TCM works for improving one’s physical conditions and preventing the possible inducing factors from happening. For individuals, personalized treatment plan will be delivered.
For IgA Nephropathy, there’s still no specialized oral taking TCM till now. Current medications include insecurity of okra capsule, Baoshenkang, bailing capsule, things of that sort. Professional TCM doctors will be essential during the treatments. Do not try to adopt Chinese medicine from random doctors.
What kind of TCM will be used?
Astragalus mongholicus, radix rehmanniae, pulp of dogwood fruit, the root of red-rooted salvia and Chinese angelica etc. Astragalus mongholicus and angelica sinensis are good at promoting one’s immunity, improving blood coagulation and correcting protein and lipid metabolism. The root of red-rooted salvia works for speeding up the blood circulation and inhibiting platelet aggregation. Radix rehmanniae and pulp of dogwood fruit improve lipid metabolism and glycometabolism, plus, these two Chinese medicines reduce protein leakage which indirectly beneficial for damaged kidneys.
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