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Medicated Bath: An Alternative Treatment for CKD

2012-09-29 17:41

Chinese herbal medicated bath is an important part in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a natural external therapy and is an effective and marvelous treatment option for patients chronic kidney disease (CKD).

In CKD, the impaired kidneys fail to move toxins and excessive fluids from body. High levels of toxins and fluids can cause a myriad of symptoms like swelling, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.

Along with kidneys, skin is also an important excretory organ in removing fluids and toxins. On the other hand, the skin can absorb nutrients from outside like vitamin D from sunshine.

As for the physiological characteristics of skin, medicated bath has showed marvelous curative effects in treating CKD.

When the patients with CKD have medicated bath, the warm water can open their sweat glands. A part of toxins like urea, fluids will be removed from body through sweat glands. This is effective in relieving some complications of CKD like skin itching, swelling and metabolic acidosis.

Additionally, the effective medicine ingredients can permeate into body through the open pore. They can dilate the systemic blood vessels and improve blood circulation and blood supply to your kidneys. Thus, it can slow the renal fibrosis due to renal ischemia and anoxia. What’s more, the various kinds of medicines in medicated bath can provide abundant materials for restoring impaired kidney thus improving renal function.

While medicated bath has so many benefits for the patients with CKD, not all patients can receive the therapy. The contraindications of medicated bath mainly include:

Allergic to herbal medicines

Skin wound


Serious heart disease

As medicated bath has its contraindications, it is necessary for you to consult your doctor if you can do it. Medicated bath is a natural therapy for CKD and it is an important assistant treatment for the patients.

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