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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture for CKD

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The practitioner presses several specific points on the foot, ankle and back to help the people with chronic kidney disease to achieve a better kidney condition.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a benign and relatively non-invasive traditional technique which has been established since more than 3.000 years ago. More than a quarter of the world’s population utilizes acupuncture as it’s primary mode of healthcare. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain.

Acupuncture helps alleviate the symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease in many ways, such as lowering high blood pressure, relieve chronic pain and improve immune system etc.

Lower High blood pressure

A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology shows acupuncture can lower rises in blood pressure by as much as 50%. This study suggests that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially for those treating the cardiac system which regulates the blood pressure.

Relieve Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is common symptom for chronic kidney disease. For people with Kidney Disease, they may experience Back Pain, Side Pain and Flank Pain. Acupuncture is a natural remedy to relieve chronic pain. It is believed that the body contains about 500 acupuncture points connected to the 14 main meridians or channels. Certain acupuncture points are used to treat specific locations of the pain.

Improve Immune System

More than 95% of kidney diseases relate to immune disorder. Acupuncture, employed correctly, can retrain the body's immune system to defeat kidney disease, and correct or erase faulty body signals hospitable to kidney disease.

Commonly, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners are acupuncturist who are also trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine. Usually, the mixture of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture will contribute to a better effects for people with kidney damage.

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