Massage Therapy For Nephrotic Syndrome, Oedema

Some of the causes of nephrotic syndrome include :

Changes to the immune system (minimal change or lipoid nephrosis) – this type is most common in children. It is called 'minimal change' because the kidney filters appear normal under a microscope. The cause is thought to be changes in certain cells of the immune system. The function of the kidneys is normal and the outlook for recovery is usually excellent.

Inflammation – local inflammation or swelling damages and scars the kidney filters. Examples of this are focal sclerosis and membranous nephropathy. Treatment may not resolve the condition and the kidneys may gradually lose their ability to filter wastes and excess water from the blood.

Secondary nephrotic syndrome – can be caused by certain conditions including diabetes, drugs, cancer and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Step Tian Zhu Point

Back of the neck, the crater for the intersection Point of the two big sinews and hairline. Wrap up head with the hands from the back and massage the point by thumb.

Step Shen Shu Point

On the lower back, 1.5 finger's breadth lateral to the lower border of the spinous process of the second lumbar vertebra.

Step Pang Guang Shu Point

In the sacral region, 1.5 finger's breadth lateral to the posterior midline, at the level of the second posterior sacral foramen. Wrap up buttocks with the hands and

Step Shui Fen Point

In the umbilical region, on the anterior midline, 1 finger's breadth superior to the umbilicus. Close up thumb, forefinger and thirdfinger, massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Shui Dao Point

On the lower abdomen, 3 finger's breadth inferior to the umbilicus and 2 finger's breadth lateral to the anterior midline. Close up forefinger, middle finger, third finger and massage the point for 1-3 minutes.

Step Zhong Ji Point

In the pubic region, on the anterior midline, 1 finger's breadth superior to the upper border of the symphysis pubis. Close up forefinger, middle finger, third finger and massage the point for 1-3 minutes.