Acupuncture, as a classical form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, helps alleviate various diseases and complications. It is also applied in Kidney Failure recovery and helps reduce the kidney inflammation and alleviate various symptoms.
In acupressure, manual pressure is applied and held to acupuncture points. To promote kidney health, the practitioner presses several specific points on the foot, ankle and near the second lumbar vertebrae for three to 10 seconds at a time, over a period of 15 minutes to an hour.
In the view of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are a series of channels run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. Once there is obstruction in Channels or meridians, our health will lose balance. Acupuncture can stimulate your meridians and remove the block, improving kidney's self-cure and promoting kidney functions.
Research has shown that acupuncture can reduce high blood pressure, which is often a problem in people with kidney disease. Acupuncture can also improve blood flow to the kidneys and reduce inflammation, maximizing the functioning of the kidneys and prolonging the patient’s lifespan.
In addition, acupuncture is also a good choice for Kidney Stones. The treatment is unilateral to the affected side, with needles placed at special meridians.This will dilate the ureter and allow passage of the stone into the bladder, which helps deal with the kidney stones removal.
Acupuncture and acupuncture-like somatic nerve stimulation have been used in different kidney diseases and several complications related to them, because acupuncture provides a safe and effective way to treat Kidney Failure in patients. It helps strengthen the kidneys, resolves Dampness, regulates sweating, treats edema, strengthens the low back.
Acupuncture uses cluster needlings and if performed in a right way, it takes no side effects. But it is used in a wrong way, it may hurt the patients. Thereby, Kidney Failure patients are suggested to consult a qualified professionals firstly.