Natural Treatment for Kidney Stones- Longmont, CO
Are kidney stones causing you extreme pain?
Have you had kidney stone attacks? There really isn't a better way to describe it is there? The sudden, massive, gripping pain from kidney stones has been regarded as one of the worst pains ever experienced. Even by women who have delivered children.
Kidney stones (also known as renal calculi, urolithiasis or nephrolithiasis) can be terribly detrimental to your quality of life. The pain is sometimes blinding and can prevent you from doing basically anything other than just waiting for it to pass. Yes, there are modern methods of dealing with these, but these methods do have the potential to be bad for your health. The medications can be toxic to both the liver and the kidneys and those used for pain may be addicting.
Plus, kidney stones can very frequently lead to emergency room visits which quickly wrack up large hospital bills. And this is just for an acute attack. Often, there are more stones in the kidneys just waiting for their moment to move.
At our clinic, we have treated many patients who suffer with kidney stones. While some scenarios require that the patient seek the aid of a urologist due to the size of the stones, we have helped many patients pass kidney stones virtually painlessly. In some of these cases, follow up with their urologist actually showed that their kidneys were completely free of stones after appropriate treatment.
How does Chinese medicine treat kidney stones?
Many people ask the question "Can acupuncture break up kidney stones?" Even though we are an acupuncture clinic, this particular modality (acupuncture) is not something we would normally use as a best means of treating kidney stones.
A number of years ago, we learned a method of treating people with kidney stones using Chinese herbal medicine. This method has proven to be extraordinarily effective. So much so, that our current kidney stone "record holder" was able to pass a 6x9 mm kidney stone with little to no pain.
So how did we do this? Well, in our clinic we have an artfully crafted herbal combination which has proven itself to be effective time and time again.
We begin with a base formula which promotes urination, relieves inflammation and has antimicrobial properties. To this we add herbs which further aid in promoting urination but also help to coat the urinary tract in mucus to aid in allowing stones to more smoothly pass through.
In addition to this, we add herbs which relieve pain and relax spasming. This is important because once a stone gets lodged in the ureters, these tubes (which run from the kidneys to the bladder) can spasm painfully, keeping the stone from being able to move further (and usually causes extreme pain for the patient).
Lastly, we include herbs that aid in softening and breaking up the stones. By combining these all together, we have seen a large number of patients relieve their pain and pass their stones without difficulty and without dangerous side effects.
This depends on where the stones are located. While they are in the kidneys, a person may not even know they are there. They could be totally symptom free.
Once a kidney stone moves into one of the ureters, a person will often experience extreme pain. This may be accompanied by blood in the urine, nausea, vomiting, chills and fever.
Kidney stones can be made up of several different types of substances: calcium oxalate, uric acid, strubite, or cystine.
These substances accumulate and form into stones. Several factors play into what causes kidney stones to form including drinking too little water, obesity, excessive sugar consumption, family history, and some types of infections.
Smaller kidney stones and recurrent kidney stones respond quite well to Chinese herbal medicine. In our clinic, we have a method of treating people with kidney stones that has worked extremely well and enabled many people to avoid medical procedures which could cause further problems.
More conventional methods include procedures with a urologist including lithotripsy (using shock waves to blast stones apart), cystoscopy and urteroscopy (inserting instruments into the urethra to manually remove stones), and nephrolithotomy (a surgical procedure).
These procedures can be effective, however, they do run the risk of potential side effects such as infection or damage to the kidneys.