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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.

Gua Sha Therapy For PKD Patients

2013-04-18 14:44

Gua Sha Therapy For PKD PatientsGua sha is one traditional and natural Chinese medicine treatment. It can help regulate qi and blood circulation in the body so as to help treat various diseases and strengthen physical fitness.

For PKD patients, practicing gua sha is very helpful.

Gua sha can help alleviate symptoms of PKD

PKD can cause a series of symptoms and discomforts such as back pain, urinary tract infection, high blood pressure, uremic wastes accumulation, etc. Gua sha can help expand blood vessels, promote the circulation of blood and lymph and help the body to discharge more wastes and toxins. Blood will be purified, cells and tissues will get adequate nutrition supply, disease-resistance ability will be enhanced.

Gua sha can help lower high blood pressure so as to significantly slow down illness progression and protect residual kidney functions.

Gua sha can help improve kidney functions

It has been found that gua sha can help regulate disorders and imbalances of vital internal organs so as to help enhance the functions of kidneys, liver, heart, stomach, etc. It can help increase effective blood flow to the kidneys so as to alleviate renal ischemia and hypoxia.

Gua sha can enhance immunity

It can enhance the patient’s immune function and disease-resistance ability so that patients will have less urinary tract infection, cyst infection, kidney infection and other infections. This can help ease symptoms and protect kidney functions.

Since PKD patients will have palpable abdominal masses due to renal cysts in their kidneys and other organs, they should avoid any abdominal injuries or pressure, therefore gua sha should not be done on their back or abdomen or the cysts might get ruptured and cause serious consequences to the patients.

In a word, Gua sha can help ease symptoms, improve kidney functions and enhance the patient’s immunity. What is more, it is very simple and easy. As an external application, it causes no side effects to the patients. For PKD patients and other kidney disease patients, gua sha is not recommended to be done by themselves and professional practitioner of gua sha should be sought.

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