Acupuncture, as an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been successfully used to treat kidney failure in recent years and it shows beneficial treatment effects.
How is acupuncture applied in kidney failure?
Acupuncture is a complex medical procedure involving stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques, such as penetrating the skin with long and thin needles. According to Chinese medicine, our human acupoints have close relationship with our health condition. By stimulating corresponding acupoints, many discomforts like headache, digestive problems, emotional condition, respiratory condition and neurological condition can be improved greatly.
Kidney failure is a serious illness condition that can lead to a series of symptoms like high blood pressure, fatigue, poor appetite, anemia, digestive problems and breath problems and so on. With acupuncture, acupoints that are related with these symptoms can be stimulated greatly and this will help to bring these symptoms under control. In case of kidney failure, decreased kidney function is the root cause of these symptoms. They worsen patients’ illness condition and accelerate kidney problem, so tight control about these symptoms will help kidney failure patients improve their physical condition.
Can kidney failure be cured with acupuncture treatment?
There are two types of kidney failure: chronic kidney failure and acute kidney failure. For chronic kidney failure, it can not be cured by acupuncture treatment. At present, not only acupuncture, no therapies can cure chronic kidney problem. Chronic kidney failure refers to the progressive loss of kidney function and progresses as more and more renal tissues are damaged. When kidney tissues are necrotic completely, they can not be bring back to life again, so chronic kidney failure is refractory and incurable. Despite this, kidney failure patients should not be negative, as kidney failure can be treated well if the treatment is timely and effective.
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