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Does Acupuncture Work for ESRD

2014-11-07 10:27| Font Size A A A

Does Acupuncture Work for ESRDAcupuncture has been used for treating various discomforts since the very ancient China. As an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is usually used for relieving pains and has become more and more popular. Well then, does it work for End Stage Renal Disease?

What is the ESRD?

ESRD, short for end stage renal disease. It refers to a very serious medical condition featured with the complete failure of the kidneys to work. In this case, a myriad of symptoms and complications will occur, just like swelling, fatigue, muscle cramps, proteinuria, bloody urine, kidney pain, back pain, breath problems, cardiovascular problems and so on. In the stage, it stands that the dangerous levels of toxins and wastes accumulate in the body and multiple organs and systems are involved.

In the condition, does acupuncture work for ESRD?

Acupuncture is the whole treatment which is the stimulation of specific acupuncture points along the skin of the body involving various methods such as penetration by thin needles or the application of heat, pressure or laser light. According to clinical practices, Acupuncture shows the good therapeutic effects on treating and managing kidney disease.

Then, how does it treat kidney disease?

Its therapeutic effects can be known by easing or relieving the following symptoms:

Lower high blood pressure

High blood pressure is one of leading causes which can cause severe kidney damage. Acupuncture can help kidney regulate blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is due to either increased vascular constriction and stiffness, or to the heart pumping excess volume into the blood vessels. Acupuncture can help dilate blood vessels, promote blood circulation and increase the blood flow to kidneys, thus lowering high blood pressure.

Strengthen immune system

Acupuncture can help regulate immune disorders (95% kidney disease patients are related to immune disorder) so as to enhance immunity and improve patients’ ability to beat various diseases.

Relieve the pains

The treatment also can relieve the pain including kidney pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headache and so on.

Although it has shown good effects on kidney diseases, simply depending on it is not enough to reverse illness condition. On the basis of acupuncture treatment, you can try Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, the effect will be more better. Any questions, please mail to us: or leave a message below directly and we will do what we can help you.

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