Can I Resort to Acupuncture with Stage 3 CKD
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) and it can be used to treat many disorder. Well, can I resort to acupuncture if I was diagnosed with stage 3 CKD?
What does stage 3 CKD mean?
On the basis of glomerular filtration rate, kidney disorder can be classified into 5 stages. In stage 3 chronic kidney disease, kidneys are impaired moderately and the GFR level ranges from 30-59ml/min.
Accompanied with decline of kidney function, kidneys can not work normally, then, waste products, extra fluid, toxins, etc will accumulate in the kidneys. As a result, a series of symptoms may occur. Such as, edema, high blood pressure, changes of urine, fatigue, pain and so on. Faced with these discomforts, people are eager to find effective treatments for this disease.
What is acupuncture?
As mentioned above, acupuncture is a form of TCM and has been utilized in many countries like China, United States, Germany and so on.
By inserting one or more metal needles at specific points thorough the skin, it can help stimulate the body to heal itself.
How does acupuncture help treat stage 3 CKD?
By adjusting qi and blood in meridians, acupuncture can help make flow of qi and blood smooth, harmonize viscera, nourish and fixate defensive qi. In this way, body resistance can be restored.
Let’s take back pain and high blood pressure for example, it is reported that acupuncture can help stimulate the acupoints to produce some natural killers to relive suppress the pain. As for hypertension, the combination of herbs and acupuncture are generally adopted.
Are there some cautions during the treatment?
1. When someone is on an empty stomach or there are infections, tumors, bleeding, etc, it is not suggested to take this.
2. If the illness condition is serious, it should be combined with other treatments.
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