How to Cope with Flank Pain Associated with IgA Nephropathy

2014-02-11 16:35

How to Cope with Flank Pain Associated with IgA NephropathyAlthough IgA Nephropathy is thought to be not painful, sometimes you may suffer from flank pain. It is a constant dull ache in the kidney area, which makes you feel uncomfortable. How to cope with IgA Nephropathy and flank pain?

If your flank pain is very serious, painkillers may be prescribed by your doctor. But some painkillers have nephrotoxicity and side effects, which aggravate your illness. There are many ways to cope with flank pain in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which are almost natural remedies. Hope they can help you.


It is to penetrate thin needles into certain points to stimulate the brain to release endorphins which can relieve the feeling of pain.


Massage can improve blood circulation in your kidney, decrease tension in the muscles, and make the body secrete endorphins. All of these functions help ease pain.

-Cupping Therapy

It is to put cups on certain meridians, which helps in dredging the channel and ease your flank pain.

-Micro-Chinese Medicine Hot Compress Therapy

It is to put two bags filled with powdered Chinese herbs on the area your kidneys place. These medicine dilate the blood vessels to increase oxygen and nutrition transportation to kidneys, inhibit the formation of blood clot, and decrease the inflammatory response on the kidney. Your flank pain will be alleviated through such therapy.

-Other therapies

Medicated bath, circle therapy and moxibustion can help your body remove wastes and toxins. When combined with the above therapies to treat disease, they can not only help you get rid of flank pain, but also improve kidney function. As long as your kidney function improves, your flank pain may disappear.

These are only general introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies in treating flank pain associated with IgA Nephropathy. A more detailed information can be acquired with the help of the online doctors.

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