Massage is one of traditional Chinese medicines which can stimulates and calms the body’s muscles and tissues by hands. Well then, is it OK to have body massage with Stage 4 CKD?
Massage is the most simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body, which can help to relieve pain, relax, stimulate and tone the body, while many renal disease patients worry that doing massage will overload the kidneys. Actually, it is not only causes no extra kidney burden, but also brings them lots of benefits for CKD Stage 4 patients.
A person with Stage 4 CKD is more likely to suffer from various symptoms and complications such as back pain, low immunity, digestive problems, sleep problems and emotional problems, etc. Fortunately, massage can help relieve these symptoms to some extent.
When a practitioner massages on soft tissues, the acupoints are activated thus making all parts of the body coherent and in connection with each other through a system of acupoints. This can stimulate blood circualtion and promote the clearance of waste products in blood. Also, it can boost immune system to reduce frequent infections in CKD.
However, you should know massage is just a disease-modifying therapy. it is still not enough to repair kidney damage and improve renal function from the root. Therefore, Stage 4 CKD patients should receive alternative treatments as early as possible so as to avoid dialysis treatment. Chinese Herbal Medicines can be combined with conventional drugs and medicines under the guidance of professional practitioners of Chinese medicines. These medicine can greatly relieve the side effects of conventional drugs and shorten the treatment course. More systemic treatments like Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Immunotherapy, Blood Pollution Therapy can be your good choice to live a high-quality life without dialysis.
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