Acupuncture as a complex therapeutic system has been used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions. Now, acupuncture has become a very hot popular in western countries as a natural therapy for chronic diseases, including kidney disease.
Acupuncture can stimulate the meridians and remove the stasis, improving kidney's self-healing ability and promoting kidney functions.
Doctor inserts sterile medical needles, applying heat or electrical stimulation at a very precise acupuncture points to promote the body's self-healing ability and improve functions.
The patient will be asked to lie down, either face-up, face-down or on his/her side, depending on where the needless are inserted.
As each needle is inserted the patient should feel them, but initially without pain. However, when the needle reaches the right depth there should be a deep aching sensation. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion.
The needles will remain there for about twenty minutes.
Effects of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is applied to alleviate symptoms of patients with CKD like back pain, headaches, muscle cramp, allergies and other immune system dysfunctions, digestive problems, fatigue, insomnia, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, diarrhea, irregularities in the heartbeat, vision and hearing problems, rheumatism, circulatory problems, etc.
Do not eat an unusually large meal immediately before or after your treatment.
Avoid strenuous exercise, engaging in sexual activity, or consuming alcoholic beverages within 6 hours before or after the treatment.
Remember to keep good mental or written notes of what your response is to the treatment so that the follow-up treatments can be designed to best help you and your problem.
Continue to take any prescription medicines as directed by your regular doctor.
Substance abuse (drugs and alcohol) is forbidden.
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