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    Does Acupuncture Work for A Dialysis Patient

    Questions :" My father is doing dialysis twice in a week. His creatinine was 17.2 and now it is 9.4. Does acupuncture work for a dialysis patient?"

    Time: by 2017-01-24 07:00 

    Expert Answer

    Does Acupuncture Work for A Dialysis PatientDialysis-dependent patients with kidney failure suffer from a series of distressing symptoms like pain, poor mental health, fatigue, sleep disorder and pruritus. These influence health-related quality of life in renal failure patients negatively.

    Acupuncture is a widely employed treatment on several chronic disease or condition. Acupuncture can do some help for dialysis patients.

    Acupuncture relieves fatigue effectively than conventional rest and relaxation methods for dialysis patients.

    A study has proven the effectiveness of acupuncture for dialysis patients.

    In this study group, seventy-six dialysis patients are divided into two groups. One is acupuncture group. The other is conventional relaxation. The acupuncture group was needled at the following primary acupoints: Zusanli, ST 36, Sanyinjiao SP6, Yongquan KD1, Shenshu BL 23.

    Perpendicular insertion and manual stimulation using lifting, thrusting and twirling techniques are applied to the acupoints. Acupuncture was applied once per day, three times per week.

    The results demonstrate that acupuncture is effective for relieving fatigue in dialysis patients. Besides, uremic pruritus is a common problem in renal failure. Acupuncture at the Quchi LI 11 acupoint is an easy, safe and effective means of relieving uremic pruritus.

    Apart from relieving fatigue in dialysis patients, acupuncture also helps stop back pain, strengthen your digestion, treat insomnia and boost the immune system quickly. All these are good for dialysis patients and help improve health-related life of quality in renal failure patients. Furthermore, our hospital also provides other Chinese medicine treatments like Medicated Bath, Medicated Foot Bath, Mai Kang Mixture, Moxibustion Therapy, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy and Medicinal Soup etc. They usually combine together to repair injured kidney tissues and improve renal function through dilating blood vessels, improving blood circulation, preventing inflammation and coagulation, degrading extracellular matrix and providing nutrients. If you have any question, you can leave a message to *** or consult our online doctor directly.

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