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Natural Treatments Reverse Kidney Disease

Published on August 18, 2016

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Western medicine do not understand the kidneys like Chinese doctors do. Western doctors known that the kidneys are responsible for fluid balance, waste elimination, regulation of blood pH and mineral balance. They also play an important role in red blood cell production, blood pressure regulation and converting vitamin D to its active form, calcitriol. Our kidneys are essential for life.

The worst part about living with kidney disease is that it is a silent killer. However, what makes it more dangerous is the fact that it usually is only recognized at extremely late stages when it is extremely difficult to treat.

Signs and Symptoms

The first symptom of kidney disease is a change in the amount and frequency of the urine you pass. There may be increase or decrease in amount of urine you pass and dark colored urine (darker than usual). According to Dr Avinash Ignatius, senior consultant nephrologist DaVita, Pune Region, “Frequent urination at night is one of the most common and early symptom of chronic kidney disease and it should not be ignored even though it appears to be harmless. Other symptoms of the disease usually develop at later stage when the kidneys have lost approximately 80% of its function.’

Other symptoms include difficulty or pain while urinating, blood in the urine, foamy urine, swelling or edema, extreme fatigue, anemia and generalized weakness, dizziness and inability to concentrate. Feeling cold all the time, cold back, cold hands and feet are also common and primary symptom of kidney disease.

Shortness of breath is another common symptom because kidney disease. When severe enough a build-up of fluid in the lungs, or because of anemia (a common side effect of kidney disease), starves your body of oxygen making you suffer from breathlessness. Another explanation and cause of kidney disease is fast shallow breathing (as opposed to abdominal breathing), which does not allow the energy and oxygen reach down to touch the kidneys.

A major sign of kidney disease is severe pain in the back or sides. This is a common indicator of kidney disease but is not seen in everyone who suffers from the condition. The pain is characteristic and you may feel a severe cramping pain that spreads from the lower back into the groin.

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Inherent kidney energy may be low from birth is progressively depleted with age. It is particularly vulnerable to exhaustion due to factors such as overwork, a hard-driven lifestyle, insufficient fluid intake, multiple pregnancies and chronic illness or stress.

For most people by the age of 40, declining Kidney energy is beginning to impact on their health. Unchecked, it can manifest as infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopause, andropause, prostate problems, impaired immunity, chronic inflammation, high blood pressure, heart irregularities, anxiety, loss of physical drive and poor concentration.

Other signs and symptoms that your Kidneys are depleted include a sore or weak low back, knees, or ankles; bone or tooth problems; dark circles under your eyes; hearing problems; and premature graying or thinning of your hair. Thyroid problems or extreme reactions to the climate—feeling really cold or having lots of hot flashes—are also indications that your Kidney is out of balance. Edema, kidney stones, and getting up several times each night to urinate suggest a problem with the water metabolism function of the Kidney and Urinary Bladder.

Functionality of the Kidneys

Western physiology and anatomy limits its description of the kidney to the actual organ itself, whereas Chinese medicine sees and defines the kidneys not just as an organ but a group of functions, as well as being the root of energy for the entire body. The emphasis of Chinese physiological theory is more in terms of function rather than form.  

In Chinese medicine the Kidney (with a capital ‘K’ to denote the organ-meridian system) is important as it is the source of the body’s constitutional or inherited energy and is regarded as the organ-meridian system that governs the structural integrity and function not only of the kidneys themselves but also the adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, brain, spinal cord, skeletal structure (especially the lumbar region), teeth, anus, urethra and inner ear. The Kidney system also governs hormones and other substances produced by the kidneys, adrenals and sex glands, as well as reproduction, growth and the faculty of will power.

Dehydration and Kidney Disease

Thus under normal circumstances many of us flirt with mild dehydration over sustained periods. Shortness of breath is a common symptom of dehydration and so is low energy. When someone is dehydrated and experiencing these symptoms one merely has to drink several glasses of water to feel the body’s almost instant response to hydration. Add some sodium bicarbonate and the response is even greater.

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It makes perfect sense that chronic dehydration would be a problem for the kidneys. The element in nature associated with the Kidney is water, which is appropriate and symbolic in that water is the source of all life. The organ paired with the Kidney is the Urinary Bladder, and together both organs govern water metabolism in the body.

Sexuality and creativity are emotional components of the Kidney system. As the organ that governs survival through reproduction, the Kidney system is responsible for libido and strength of sexual attraction.

The emotions associated with kidneys are fear and fright. Fear has the ability to shake you to your core, and chronic fright translates into something very much like unrelenting stress, which is extremely damaging to the Kidney. In Western medicine, your adrenal glands pump out adrenaline (stress hormones) and are located right next to your Kidneys.

Natural Remedies for Kidney Disease

Remembering that our kidneys are damaged by stress, it behooves us to get our stress under control. Whatever you choose, whether it is Yoga, Tai Qi, meditation, or fishing, any stress relief measures will benefit your Kidney. It is vital for kidney patients to be able to measure their stress. In addition, slowing and deepening the breathing is a powerful way of bringing stress under control.

Foods that are particularly nourishing to your Kidney include those that are very dark in color. These would include dark fruits and vegetables, and foods like black beans, black sesame seeds, and black walnuts. The water element comes into play when choosing foods for your Kidney. Foods from the sea, such as fish, shellfish, seaweed, kelp, and sushi are all excellent Kidney tonics.

Your acupuncturist has a number of tools to help you strengthen your Kidney organ system.  They can combine acupuncture with moxibustion (heat treatments) and herbal formulas specifically designed to nourish your Kidneys.

Infrared Therapy

Keeping the kidneys warm is one of the best treatments for them. Infrared therapy using a Biomat, which one uses all night long while sleeping is perfect for treating cold conditions. Everyone with cold hands and feet, lower back pain and advanced kidney disease will enjoy treating their low body temperature. Weak kidneys will get wonderful support with infrared therapy. FIR heat expands capillaries, stimulating increased blood flow, aids in regeneration, improved circulation and oxygenation.

Magnesium and Kidney Disease

I wrote a lot about the kidneys in my book Transdermal Magnesium Therapy. As we age, our kidneys lose their efficiency in regulation of magnesium. Magnesium absorption decreases with age. Around the age of 70 it becomes two-thirds of what it usually is at around the age of 30.

The kidneys are dumping from the blood excess nutrients that the body does not need or cannot process in the moment. Magnesium-deficiency studies on the kidneys have shown intraluminal calcareous deposits in the corticomedullary area and damage to the tubular epithelium. Damage to the kidneys from magnesium deficiency creates a negative feedback loop that intensifies magnesium deficits.

Micropuncture studies have shown that most active renal tubular reabsorption of magnesium occurs at sites that are potentially damaged by magnesium deficiencies, meaning these conditions can cause renal tubular magnesium wasting.

When you introduce magnesium into a human body calcium dissolves; it becomes more water-soluble. The same thing happens in your bloodstream, heart, brain, kidneys, and all the tissues in your body. If you do not have enough magnesium to help keep calcium dissolved, you may end up with calcium-excess muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, hardening of the arteries, and even dental cavities. Another scenario plays out in the kidneys. If there is too much calcium in the kidneys and not enough magnesium to dissolve it, you can get kidney stones.

It is magnesium that controls the fate of calcium in the body. If magnesium is insufficient, calcium will be deposited in the soft tissues (kidneys, arteries, joints, brain, etc.). Calcium intakes above 2.6 grams per day may reduce the uptake and utilization of magnesium by the body, and excessive calcium intakes increase magnesium requirements.

Dr. Norman Shealy says, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency” and that, “magnesium is the most critical mineral required for electrical stability of every cell in the body. A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.” The benefits of drinking water are amplified greatly when water contains high amounts of magnesium and bicarbonates.

One of the nicest treatments for the kidneys is done with magnesium oil, which is applied transdermally to the lower back as well as the rest of the body.

Baking Soda and Kidney disease

Sodium Bicarbonate is one of the most basic medicines we have for kidney disease. New research by British scientists at the Royal London Hospital shows that sodium bicarbonate can dramatically slow the progress of chronic kidney disease.

Dr. SK Hariachar, a nephrologist who oversees the Renal Hypertension Unit in Tampa Florida stated, upon seeing the research on bicarbonate and kidney disease, “I am glad to see confirmation of what we have known for so long.  I have been treating my patients with bicarbonate for many years in attempts to delay the need for dialysis, and now we finally have a legitimate study to back us up. Not only that, we have the added information that some people already on dialysis can reverse their condition with the use of sodium bicarbonate”.

Military manuals suggest doses or infusions of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the urine if uranium contaminates the kidneys. This makes the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic and promotes excretion of the nontoxic uranium-carbonate complex. The oral administration of sodium bicarbonate diminishes the severity of the changes produced by uranium in the kidneys.[1]

Medical marijuana, like sodium bicarbonate, is one of the few medicines that helps when there is radiation contamination, which the kidneys are especially sensitive to.

Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is effective with chronic kidney diseases. Hemp oil kidney disease treatment works on two fronts: curing the underlying causes of kidney failure like HIV and saving the kidney from damaging blood cleansing after pharmaceutical treatment.

Studies have shown that marijuana is effective in reducing the effects and symptoms of HIV, Hepatitis B and prostate cancer. All of these conditions are major contributors to kidney diseases. Therefore, when they respond to hemp oil treatment the kidneys are preserved.

Hemp oil treatment protects patients from kidney failure by giving them an option beyond the chemical medicines used as painkillers and treatment of other conditions. Chemical consumption in whatever form is harmful to the kidneys. For instance, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) that are commonly used to treat pain and inflammation contain a high amount of substances that are toxic to the kidneys.

Rich Simpson says, “From my experience with hemp medicine, I have found that most pharmaceutical medications are no longer needed once a person starts using hemp oil. Hemp oil seems to mix well with most natural medications but I have had a few reports from people trying to take hemp oil and pharmaceuticals who experienced stomach pain etc. All problems ceased when they stopped taking the prescription drugs.”

CBD, a special form of medical marijuana, is legal everywhere can also be used instead of hemp oil with THC.

Herbal Medicine

K-B Formula

The herbs in Dr. Schulze’s K-B Formula is highly recommended and has been shown to have three useful actions to promote health: healthy urine flow, cleansing functions and dissolving calcium deposits. Herbs such as Uva Ursi Leaf, Juniper Berry, Corn Silk, Horsetail Herb, Parsley Leaf and Root and others in this formula have been used for centuries as diuretics. Diuretics stimulate healthy kidneys to excrete urine, which produces a natural disinfectant action in the kidneys and bladder. Some of these herbs, like Juniper Berry and Uva Ursi Leaf, are also powerful cleansers for your kidneys and bladder.

Uva Ursi Leaf contains powerful phytochemicals, such as volatile oils, arbutin, quercetin, and malic and gallic acids. Arbutin supports a healthy and clean urinary tract. Quercetin protects the trillions of capillaries in the delicate kidney filtering system. Malic and gallic acids (the same as found in apples and apple cider vinegar) have long been used for kidney and bladder health.

Thus for oral magnesium supplementation, I recommend and personally use MYO-MAG, which has high dosages of malic acid included. Spirulina and chlorella (both high in magnesium) are excellent for kidney problems. I recommend Rejuvenate Plus for anyone with kidney problems. Also from my protocol are liquid seeds. They like the Rejuvenate products provide super nutrition, which is essential for kidney recovery.

Conclusion

All the recommendations above would apply for diabetic patients. Diabetes usually leads to kidney degeneration. See my book New Paradigms in Diabetic Care for more details.

[1] A study of the acidosis, blood urea, and plasma chlorides in uranium nephritis in the dog, and the protective action of sodium bicarbonate. The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol 25, 693-719, Copyright, 1917, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York http://www.jem.org/cgi/content/abstract/25/5/693

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  • Susan

    I would not be so quick to doubt this article because my mother had stage 4 lung cancer that spread to the lymph nodes and she was given six months to a year live at the age of 42 and it was Pure Nutrition that she was able to beat this disease and lives today to be the age of 80 supplements vitamins all of that was critical to her healing and I believe Pure Nutrition can heal any disease in the body

  • Susan

    Can this work on a five year old cat with kidney failure

  • J. B.

    This site is pulp. Ignore it.

  • James Mure

    There is much misinformation in this article. An example would be that most patients don’t present till too late. This is simply not true. Whilst there are patients who present late the vast majority in Western countries will know from an early stage that they have kidney failure. I would also object that it’s a silent killer. This is also simply not true. Whilst early stages a patient is symptom free at the later stages is is blatantly obvious that one is sick: nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite to name but a few. Fortunately these days we have dialysis as a treatment and transplantation that could be seen as a virtual cure. Also a word of warning against charlatans such as “Dr Sircus”, in seeing thousands of patients over the years I have never ever seen one get better by using Chinese/alternative treatments. I have however seen them become needlessly unwell, spend a lot of money, and eventually die, when they could have been saved.

    • nt smith

      There are more deaths from surgery and medical drugs than all the world wars combined , the veil of main stream medicine has been lifted we all now know that main stream medicine was the snake oil pusher all along , creating fear and lies about herbs and alternative natural remedies .

      • James Mure

        and yet we have the highest life expectnacies since humans evolved from monkeys due to improve diet and vastly improved medicine and overall healthcare.

        • William Thornton

          so your saying the sanitation and water department are part of mainstream medicine

          dna studies put the origin of the current human species at 130 thousand years ago … i’d say we were genetically created

          • Jerry Stolarski

            I’m with you 1000% William. A little sarcasm here. Adam and eve were the first man and woman, had to sons, Cain and Able. So in order for the rest of us to be here today would mean that Cain or Able or both co-created with their mother. And with the many colors of skin, Adam and Eve must have had psychedelic skin and genes. We were created from many gods in a laboratory with DNA mixing from other off planet races (hence different skin colors) and primate DNA. And as for Dr. Sircus, I also agree 1000%

          • James Mure

            Sanitation and water quality are very much part of health. However it is a combination of many things, including modern medicine, that have raised the life expectancy.

    • Pat Greenhill

      I disagree! I’m out to get parsley for my aching kidneys. And everybody knows baking soda can reverse kidney disease. Where have you been?

      • James Mure

        Everyone doe not know it reverses kidney disease because it doesn’t. We use Sodium Bicarbonate in the latter stages of CKD but it certainly doesn’t reverse kidney disease, it just re corrects acidotic blood and reduces symtoms. Oh and you only get kidney pain from APKD or pylonephritis, most kidney disease is pain free.

        • israel obadan

          James Mure,what do you mean Sodium bicarbonate doesnt reverse ckd,yet you claim at the same time that, it only reduces sympthoms?Do those sympthoms disappear on their own if not aided by the use of Bicarbonate?
          Pls explain your submission explicitly in order not to confuse your readers.Thanks.

          • James Mure

            Sorry Israel but you have misunderstood the pathophysiology. In most CKD patients, if not all, they have a low serum bicarbonate. This is part of the progression. By giving Sodium Bicarb you are not improving the function but turning a slightly acidic environment (body) into a more neutral state. This is thought to minimise symptoms.

      • Camille Baptiste

        How much baki

    • Lola

      You mentioned “They could have been saved.” Can you please tell me how?

      • James Mure

        They could have been saved by having dialysis, not relying on alternative ‘treatments’ that just don’t work.

        • William Thornton

          Average life expectancy on dialysis is 5-10 years,.. yep they were saved … LOL
          if i ever need dialysis, it is time to die

          • Mathy

            I agree. I will try anything to help save my life but that is not living

          • James Mure

            It’s a shame you think like that when the are many on dialysis that are having pretty good lives and feel very well indeed. The life expectancy is also not so much due to one’s kidney dysfunction but more to do with co-morbidities. An example would be Diabetes Type II, which still continues to cause cardio vascular disease despite some one being on dialysis.

        • Sylvia Belle Warren

          dialysis does not cure kidney problems. It is just a way to linger and costs are benefiting the dr. and pharmacies.

    • Rigon

      You’re either very uninformed or a troll. My mother was in stage 5 with 11.8 GFR and didn’t get to experience the dreadful dialysis option, because of Chinese alternative treatments. I care less what your opinion is when I am a witness of my mother’s condition improving from an 11.8 GFR from February 2017 to an 18 GFR in six months. Her charts show improvement in other areas as well. The kidney specialist told my mother, “once your in stage 5 you can’t reverse it” we proved her wrong and is now asking us what we’re doing to make such progress. Doctor’s also say there is no cure for cancer, but that story can be for another time. Get your facts straight, you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • John

        What Chinese alternative treatments / meds are your mother taking?

      • James Mure

        Your evidence is anecdotal therefore irrelevant. I am however very happy that your mum is doing well. Now eGFR fluctuates for a number of reasons, and without proper empirical evidence, none of it can be explained. The most reasonable assumption is that she was suffering from an acute episode of a chronic condition. That is the kidneys got worse for a short term, usually due to an infection but also be dehydration. After that the kidneys returned to a baseline which is still stage 4 CKD but not as bad as Stage 5. Lastly I do know what I am talking about and I would appreciate if you treat me with respect and not be so rude in future.

    • Christina Marie

      Just know… Chemo was intentionally designed to kill patients. Proven to do so time and again.

      • Christina Marie

        many many doctors speak out against it. Good doctors. The ones who think chemo and the like are good things… are in it for the money.

        • Susan

          Read up above the article about my mother and when she had cancer… you are right they are in it for the money

      • Susan

        You are right it has never saved any life read my reply to that last one

    • Susan

      I would not be so quick to judge that particle my mother had stage 4 lung cancer that spread to the lymph nodes in her body at the age of 42 and she was given six months to a year at most to live and my father took her to a Cancer Clinic in Zion Illinois and they put her on every kind of vitamin there was a strict health food diet and a drug called laetrile which the only place you can find that anymore is in the apples in the cores and seeds and in almonds and she was put on a strict health food diet and we had to juice all of her juices they had to be pure carrot juice apple juice orange juice and she lives today to be the age of 80 and I firmly and without any doubt whatsoever believe it was Pure Nutrition that made her well that she was able to beat this disease and she has been the only known Survivor of such cancer since 1980 she has never had a chemotherapy or radiation treatment and lateral has since been banned because chemotherapy and radiation were making too much money and I know without one doubt at all that there is a cure for cancer out there that the government is not releasing and I wrote to President Obama about bringing back the lateral and I received a letter back from him because his mother had died of cancer

  • Melandro

    Phyllanthus niruri or quiebra piedras is one of the best natural treatment for Kidney failure.

  • Pierre Turin

    Disease is first od all a question as to be permanenttlycpnnected with fundamental energy an basic laws of nature.
    I’m 86, never sick and take no medicine.
    Healthy soul, so the body

    • israel obadan

      who wants to know.We are talikg about Kidney diseases here.If you have lived 86yrs without medication,so also have been thos ewho have lived 90 yrs with medication.So how are you healthier than them Mr?

  • LarryDavis24

    Another important Chinese remedy for kidney function is Cordyceps Sinensis. I recently read a study that showed significant kidney improvement on 1.65 grams three times daily.

    • israel obadan

      For those of you claiming you have curative remedies for kidney diseases,pls elucidate in this medium in this concrete terms not what you have read in theory.You guys have read Mr James Mure says that Chinese hebal alternative medicin is all a joke.That most of their patients die needlessly.I would have thought more guys with practical experience should have debunked him.No?