How Are Kidney Stones Treated with TCM?

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November 1st, 2019· 5 min read

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Kidneys are one of the important organs in our body. Clinically, many patients seek help from TCM to manage their kidney issues such as proteinuria and kidney stones etc.

During consultation, TCM physicians will first diagnose the patients by asking a series of question, looking at the tongue and taking the pulse. Common diagnosis for kidney diseases are dampness, heat-dampness, kidney qi or yin deficiency. According to the patient’s condition and body constitution, the TCM physician will prescribe herbal medicine and/or administer acupuncture for the patient.

Treatment aims to eliminate dampness, clear heat and damp, replenish kidney qi and yin, according to the patients’ condition.

Corn silk tea helps to remove heat-dampness and help in the excretion of kidney stones through urine.

I advise patients to enact changes in diet and lifestyle to improve their kidney conditions. Maintain a low-salt and balanced diet, avoid consumption of processed food and drink water moderately. Exercise regularly and keep a good habit of clearing the bladder when necessary.

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This article was written by Human and published on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Human medically reviewed the article on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. The last update was made on Friday, 18 September 2020.

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