Acupuncture for Kidney DIsease & Bladder Problems Providence, RI
Kidney/Bladder problems are something that affect a large percentage of the population at some point in their lives, and while urologic disease are something that should always be diagnosed by a qualified professional – because the risk of something like bladder cancer is genuine, and serious, once such issues have been ruled out there are a number of therapies that can be used to deal with kidney/bladder problems beyond traditional medication.
One option for a natural and lasting relief from kidney/bladder problems is acupuncture. The kidney is located in the lumbar region, and the kidney meridian is in communication with the bladder meridian, which helps to create an exterior and interior relationship. Together, the two organ systems can influence each other extensively.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Your body pulls nutrients from food, and converts them into energy. Afterwards, leftover food waste is excreted – liquid waste is processed by the kidneys and bladder. If the kidney or bladder is not working properly, then this will cause a number of long term health issues. That’s why it is important to take everything from incontinence to UTIs seriously.
Acumpunture can help people who are suffering from urinary incontinence – especially if the incontinence is age-related, or is associated with childbirth.
Stress incontinence, in particular improves with the decreased expression of c-Fos in a person’s brain, and it is possible to increase nitric oxide amounts in your bladder, helping to relax the muscles, and therefore increase your bladder’s capacity.
People who suffer from cystitis also tend to respond well to acupuncture as a way of alleviating the pain. However, if there is any infection then it will need to be treated with medication.
There are a number of ways to treat UTIs. Perhaps the most well-known non-medicinal way is to use cranberry juice. However, other options include parsley juice and herbal tea.
Parsley juice is a good kidney cleansing agent, while herbal teas are rich in antioxidants and can help to fight against a number of kidney problems and urinary disorders.
Honey mixed with a little apple cider vinegar can be a good treatment for the pain of a urinary tract infection. The honey acts as an antibacterial agent, while the apple cider vinegar helps to balance the pH in the body.
Pineapple juice has anti-inflammatory properties which can be very helpful for people who are suffering from persistent infections, and aloe vera juice is good for cleansing the whole body-including the kidneys.
Blueberries can strengthen the immune system and even help to stop bacteria from growing. Baking soda has a similar antibacterial effect, although blueberries probably taste a lot better.
If you do not want to take medication, then these drinks can be a good way of managing mild urinary or kidney issues. However, if the symptoms persist it is important that you speak to a doctor about them.
Acupuncture can offer lasting relief from incontinence, and can soothe the pain of other infections, but there is a lot of value in getting yourself checked out if you are worried that your symptoms are not getting any better.
The best way to make sure that you do not end up suffering from long term kidney or bladder problems is to drink lots of water. Proper hydration will help you to avoid many infections and will strengthen your immune system too. Moderate your alcohol consumption, because alcohol is bad for your liver and your bladder, and the effects can be cumulative even if you think you are just a moderate drinker. With a good lifestyle, you will feel more alert and healthier, and this will carry over into every aspect of your life.
I had been to hospitals going through invasive procedures to make sure my kidney stayed healthy. I didn’t want to go through that anymore so I turned to acupuncture.
Dr. Tad treated me for menopause, leaky bladder, arthritis of the spine and the condition of osteopenia.
Today I can say that I am stronger then I was 20 years ago. The old visits to the hospital to check my left kidney are never more. I know Dr. Tad says that my body heals itself, he just opens up the channels.
So thank you, Dr. Tad, for your expertise, your knowledge of the body, your patience and your care. Thank you for the energy you bring to all of us in your care.
— Kerstin Olmstead, East Greenwich, RI