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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Can Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Do Cupping Therapy

2013-03-30 11:54

Cupping therapy has been proved to be effective and beneficial for many patients with chronic kidney disease or even kidney failure. Since in most times patients need to lie on their stomach during cupping therapy, many PKD patients worry whether they can do cupping therapy since they often have palpable abdominal masses due to renal cysts in their kidneys and they are told by their doctors to avoid bending, bump or any abdominal injuries to avoid cyst rupture.

The answer is that PKD patients can have cupping therapy because it is not a must that patients lying on their abdomen in cupping therapy. During the treatment, you need to inform the doctor that you have PKD so that to avoid lying on belly or any potential injuries to the renal cysts.

Cupping therapy can promote blood circulation

PKD is characterized by many renal cysts in the kidneys which will oppress and replace normal renal tissues. With the continuous enlargement of the cysts, they can cause obstruction of urinary tract and cause renal ischemia and hypoxia. Cupping therapy can help expand blood vessels, promote blood circulation, improve metabolism so as to greatly relieve ischemia and hypoxia in the kidneys and improve the body’s nutritional states.

Cupping therapy can improve immune functions

Cupping therapy can increase the permeability of blood vessels and leukocyte phagocytosis activities so as to improve the patient’s immunity and their disease-resistance abilities.

Cupping therapy can relieve digestive disorders

Loss of kidney functions especially in end stage PKD can cause accumulation of metabolic wastes and toxins in the body. Cupping therapy can promote blood and lymph circulation, improve digestive problems and help the body to discharge more toxic wastes.

Lower high blood pressure, high blood sugar and protect the heart

Cupping therapy can eliminate blood clots and qi stagnation in the body so as to provide adequate blood and oxygen supply as well as necessary nutritions to vital organs.

Besides, cupping therapy can also help alleviate swelling, chronic pains and fatigue which are very common among PKD patients.

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