Foot bath is one natural remedy of Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital that can help fight against various disease as well as kidney disease. For renal patients, taking foot bath regularly, they can find a difference about their overall health condition. It plays an important role among these characteristic treatments.
Foot bath can stimulate the human body in the feet corresponding to the corresponding points to produce nerve reflex and activate the function of sensing organs, including adjusting blood pressure, improving blood circulation, stimulating metabolism, allaying tiredness, improving sleep and immune system etc.
Stimulate original qi in kidney meridian and eliminate toxic pathogenic factors in kidney meridian by immersing feet into the medicinal decoction, which can act on Yongquan acupoint (KI 1) and Taixi acupoint (KI 3). Make original qi in kidney meridian of foot-shaoyin sufficient and flow smoothly to enter into kidney and then the original qi in kidney can be restored.
Decoct medicines that warm meridians and expel cold as well as invigorate blood and open collaterals.
Cold should be treated with medicines that can warm kidney and strengthen yang; Heat should be treated with medicines that can clear heat and eliminate dampness; pain should be treated with medicines that can promote qi circulation and relieve pain; Edema should be treated with medicines that can induce diuresis for removing edema; Blood stasis should be treated with medicines that invigorate blood and dissolve phlegm.
Immerse feet in 2000ml decoction for 40 minutes with optimum temperature (35℃-40℃ is desirable. The temperature can be also adjusted according to different patients.)
Efficacy will be better if foot tub with the massage function is used or soaking feet and massaging acupoints are done simultaneously.
Short course of treatment is for seven days, long course of treatment for 49 days.
Relieved pain, improved sleep, increased appetite, warm hands and feet, sweating, detumescence, relief of skin itch
This therapy is contraindicated in pregnant women.
Patients with abnormal blood pressure should be treated under particular circumstances; as for patients with broken skin, they should be caution during the treatment of this therapy.
You also should pay attention to water temperature to avoid scald, especially for Diabetic patient with sensitive skin.
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