Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a congenital and chronically progressive kidney disease and at present there is no effective and instant treatments that can help the patients get rid of the multiple cysts completely. Until now what can be done is to control the related complications and delay the slow down the enlargement rate of the cysts and the progress of the disease into renal failure.
What is acupuncture and its effects on Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Acupuncture is a characteristic and unique therapy in China and it is a
valuable heritage of traditional Chinese medicines. As an external application,
a special needle will be inserted into the patient’s body and through the
conduction of the meridians and acupoints so as to achieve the goal of treating
systemic diseases.Chinese Herbs for PKD
One of the common symptoms of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is pains in the
belly, back and flanks. The pains are due to the oppression of the multiple
enlarged cysts to the surrounding renal tissues and the inadequate supply of
blood, oxygen and other nutrition to the kidneys. Long term oppression and these
cysts will block the meridians and cause pains, numb, swelling, ecchymosis, etc.
Acupuncture has the functions of eliminating blood stasis and clearing the
meridians, so that the pains and other discomforts will be greatly relieved.
Pains caused by acupuncture
Some patients will suffer from pains during the acupuncture. Actually
acupuncture does not definitely cause pains though a needle is inserted into the
body. Weather the patients have pains or not depend on both the acupuncturist’s
skills and the patients’ feelings. Generally, patients will feel acid, numbness,
and swelling and heavy which are good manifestations. If the patients feel
relaxed before the puncture and cooperate with the doctor, they will suffer from
less pain. Frequent pains may be due to the nervousness of the patients or the
poor skill of the acupuncturist.
If the acupuncture can be combined with the Chinese herbal medicine, the
curative effects will be far better. The acupuncture can relieve the pains and
discomforts and the herbal medicines can regulate the abnormal secretion of the
cystic fluids and repair damaged renal cells and tissues so as to deal with the
pains and the enlargement of the cysts from the root.
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