Hot Compress Therapy is one obbligato part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Since it can help cleanse waste products and toxins from the body, this therapy is used widely to treat kidney disease especially in China.
How does Hot Compress Therapy treat kidney disease?
As introduced by doctors of TCM, every organ has their corresponding acupoint on the skin, and bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23) are responsible for two kidneys. Hot Compress Therapy is one treatment that uses hot osmotic devices filled with micro-process medicines to compress on Shenshu acupoints, so effective ingredients of medicines can permeate into kidneys via skin and work directly.
Some of these medicines have strong effects of activating blood and removing stasis, so as to normalize blood flow into kidneys and eliminate waste products and toxins from the body. Besides, some other medicines have the effects of improving the body’s self-healing system, in order to prompt the restoration of damaged kidney cells.
The therapeutic effects of Hot Compress Therapy for kidney patients?
Generally, after one or two weeks, patients can have some obvious short-term effects including:
- Appetite and sleep quality improves
- Increased urine volume
- Reduce urine output at night
- Cotton-like materials in urine
- Get more energy
With these effects, patients need to continue their treatment. Then, after about one month, long-term effects will appear such as:
- High levels of creatinine, BUN and uric acid declines
- High blood pressure is controlled
- Electrolyte disorder recovers
- Renal anemia is eased
- No ammonia tastes in the mouth
- Kidney function level and GFR increases
Guidance for making kidney patients use Hot Compress Therapy correctly
Guidance: 2—3 times per day; Every time, 2 hot packages compress with Chinese medicines on bilateral Shenshu acupoints (BL23); 4—6 times in all; short course of treatment for seven days and long course of treatment for 49 days.
Precautions about the use of Hot Compress Therapy
Because Hot Compress Therapy is used externally, some patients with the following conditions should avoid this therapy.
- Allergic skin and sensitive physique
- Traumatic diabrosis
- Pregnant women
From the above analysis, we can know Hot Compress Therapy indeed can do a lot to treat kidney disease. Besides, since it is applied externally, it usually doesn’t cause any side effect unless you have the above problems. If you are permitted to take this therapy, I believe you can get obvious improvements with doctors’ guidance.