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Can Acupuncture Shrink Cysts in PKD

2014-03-11 07:11

Can Acupuncture Shrink Cysts in PKD  Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete treatment system. Acupuncture is an important part of TCM. PKD is typically featured with enlarged cysts. Can acupuncture shrink cysts in PKD?


Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is most commonly used to treat pain. Acupuncture is a technique to balance the flow of energy or life force. This therapy has showed effects in managing PKD.

Acupuncture for PKD

Acupuncture is often used together with herbal medicine. Acupuncture and prescribed herbal medicines can help stabilize the management functions of the body and relieve the associated symptoms like pain, high blood pressure and so forth. Over time, this can slow the progression of PKD and improve patients’ life quality.

Can acupuncture shrink cysts in PKD?

By balancing energy and qi in body, acupuncture can slow down renal cyst enlargement to some extent. However, acupuncture alone has no noticeable effects in shrinking cysts. Acupuncture together with Chinese herbal medicines can bring a better treatment effect. Chinese herbal medicines not only can shrink large cysts, but also can stop the cysts from enlarging by killing the lining cells on cyst wall. You can consult with our online doctor to get more information about Chinese herbal medicine.

While acupuncture has many benefits on people with PKD, it may cause serious side effects if it is not delivered by a qualified practitioner. What’s more, you should not depend it along to control your condition as its effects are limited.

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