Yoga, Home Remedies and Acupressure for Kidney Stones
- Kidney stones occur due to the metabolic and dietary imbalance in the body and reflect disturbances of the body’s fluid and acid balance. Under different conditions, various substance precipitate out of the urine and form sludge, sediment, gravel or large stones. Sediments or even stones may pass in the urine, accompanied by severe pain and blood (hermaturia).
Types of Kidney Stones
There are three most common forms of kidney stones:
These stones are likely to occur with persistently concentrated urine and some people assume that a diet including too much oxalic acid enriched foods is necessary for stone formation. Such foods are spinach, tomatoes, rhubarb etc., but this is yet to be scientifically proven.
Calcium stones or phosphate stones
There are large and staghorn shape. They may form rapidly under excessively alkaline condition, or where there is a disturbance of calcium metabolism. This could occur due to imbalance of the parathyroid glands, excess of calcium food such as milk or where calcium is being mobilized into the circulation from the bones of the skeleton.
Uric acid stones or Urate stones
These may form due to acidic conditions, e.g., where a diet too rich in protein sources such as meat, fish and eggs is being consumed.
Kidney Stone Pain Symptoms
Ureteric colic is an excruciatingly severe form of pain which arises when a stone of relatively large diameter enters the narrow ureter and begins its passage down towards the bladder. This pain radiates from the loin into the groin and may occur in recurrent bouts of two or three hours, or a single bout may continue for twenty-four hours or more. It usually comes on acutely, causing the sufferer to draw up his knees and roll about in agony. It is frequently accompanied by vomiting, profuse sweating and a great desire to pass urine(strangury), though only small amounts are passed. This is a clear sign that the urinary tract is obstructed.
The acute bout of agonizing renal colic may require a morphine injection for immediate relief and surgery may be indicated in chronic cases where the presence of one or more large stones in the pelvis or the kidney is detected.
Causes of Kidney Stones
A number of factors combine to lead to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones usually occur in the presence of some metabolic disorder and when the urine remains persistently highly concentrated. An unsuitable diet containing excessive meat proteins, acid forming foods such as refined flour and sugar products, too much tea and coffee, chemically preserved and treated foods, pungent and sour condiments and spices helps to precipitate stones. An unhealthy diet congests and overloads the liver and what the liver cannot effectively detoxify and metabolize is passed on to the kidneys. There it a may cause inflammation or gravel and stone formation. The kidneys pass as much as possible into the urine, which is usually foul smelling and highly irritating to the urinary bladder. the long-term effects of this may be inflammation, ulceration and tumor formation in the bladder.
Other factors contributing to kidney stone formation may include excessive salt or reduced water intake, leading to a highly concentrated urine and obstruction to urinary outflow and chronic urinary tract infection leading to stagnant urine. Lack of exercise especially prolonged immobilization in a recumbent position during convalescence or recovery from injury is another precipitating cause.
Yoga for Kidney Stone
Kidney stone formation can be prevented and old stones and urinary sediments removed by adopting the following yoga for kidney stone management program and general tips to prevent kidney stone formation. Those who have suffered a prior bout of mild or severe renal pain or have recurring bouts are advised to adopt this yoga for kidney stone management program in order to prevent further recurrence of the condition. Large stones, however may prove to be a difficult therapeutic problem and if yoga fails to bring relief, surgery may have to be considered.
Up to six rounds
Asanas for Kidney Stone:
Trikonasan (Triangle Pose), Vajrasan, Marjari-Asana, Vyaghrasan, Supt-Vajrasan, Ushtrasan, Shashank Bhujangasan, Shalabhasan, Ardh-Matsyendrasan, Naukasan, Ardh Padma Paschimottanasan, Ardh Padma Halasan, Chakrasan (Wheel Pose), Merudandasan, Hamsasan, Mayurasan (Peacock Pose), Koormasan, Dwi Pada Sirasan, Tadasan, Triyaka Tadasan, Kati Chakrasan, Udarakarshanasan
Bhastrika with bandhas
Mudra and Bandha:
Pashinee Mudra and Yoga Mudra, Moola Bandha, Vajroili Mudra, Uddhiyan Bandha.
Agnisar Kriya or nauli practiced daily, Shankhprakshalana under guidance, Laghooshankhprakashalana once a week.
Yoga Nidra and abdominal breath awareness.
Meditation for Kidney Stone:
Ajapa Japa, Nada Yoga.
Diet for Kidney Stone:
A fresh wholesome natural diet is recommended. Fruits, Juices and lightly cooked succulent vegetables are recommended to alkalinize the urine. Avoid or reduce the intake of meat, eggs, fish and milk products as they produce uric acid wastes in high concentration. Avoid acid forming foods and highly refined flour and sugar products such as cakes, sweets, biscuits etc. Restrict the intake of tomatoes and spinach which are high in oxalic acid. Decrease the intake of salt. Try to drink at least four liters of water per day, especially in the summer months.
Fasting for Kidney Stone:
Fast in conjunction with increased water intake is highly recommended in order to flush, cleanse and purify a sluggish urinary system.
Home Remedies for Kidney Stone
- Parsley Tea is said to be very beneficial. Take a cup of it every three hours.
- Pears can dissolve kidney stones if up to a dozen are consumed per day.
- Complete fast with only coconut water intake helps to flush small kidney stones.
- Calcium Stone can be removed by drinking Chenopodium Album (Bathua) juice for a week.
Acupressure for Kidney Stone
It’s a proven traditional method of Chinese medicine for centuries. What I love about Acupressure for Kidney Stone is that it cures the root of the problem, and not just treat the symptoms like so many of the modern medicine nowadays do. If you get the flu, the antibiotics get rid of the flu, but they don’t boost your immune system to help you counter the next flu virus that comes around.Acupressure for Kidney Stone serves to get to the cause of what’s affecting you daily.
Unlike acupuncture for Kidney Stone, acupressure for Kidney Stone doesn’t require needles to be penetrated into the skin. Acupressure for Kidney Stone uses massaging techniques to stimulate energy flow between the meridian points of the body.