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    Hot Compress therapy for Kidney Disease

    Hot Compress therapy

    1. Function

    Cleansing toxin: cleansing toxic pathogenic factors in kidneys.

    2. Cleansing toxin by hot compress

    Hot compress on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23) is to micro-process medicinals that eliminate toxins and recover original qi, and apply them on Shenshu acupoints (BL23) externally. In such a way, the aim of cleansing toxin can be attained, with pathogenic toxin removed and original qi restored.

    3. Action principle

    Act on bladder meridian of foot-taiyang with hot compress on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23), use internal and external functions of bladder meridian of foot-taiyang and kidney meridian of foot- shaoyin, enter kidney along meridians, eliminate toxic pathogenic factors in kidney.

    Shenshu acupoint (BL23) is the acupoint on which damp-heat and cold-dampness qi enter into bladder meridian and discharge externally. Therefore, hot compress is performed on this acupoint.

    4. Medication

    Blood stasis in kidney vessel is usually treated by medicines invigorating blood; stagnation of kidney collateral is often treated by medicines dredging collaterals; heat in kidney meridian can be eliminated using medicines clearing heat; pathogenic cold in kidney should be eliminated with medicines warming yang; edema caused by untransformed kidney qi can be treated with aquaretics.

    5. Administration

    Every time 2 packages; 2—3 times per day; hot compress with Chinese medicines on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23); 4—6 times in all; short course of treatment for seven days, long course of treatment for 49 days.

    6. Short-term effects

    Increased urine volume; reduced urine at night; yellowish urine; strong odor of urine; flocculent precipitates, etc

    Early recovery of kidney (increased urine creatinine); reduced urine at night; improved blood stasis.

    No poisoning symptoms all over the body: relieved and skin itch; no ammonia tastes in the mouth; improved symptoms in digestive tract; increased appetite; recovery of electrolyte disorder; stable blood pressure; improved disorder in blood; no symptoms of heart failure; improved anemia.

    7. Precautions

    This therapy is contraindicated in patients with allergic skin and sensitive physique, traumatic diabrosis and pregnant women.

    During the period of hospitalization, adjustment of heat and intensity of treatment varies form person to person.

    Protect local skin on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23).